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Implications for nurses who give first aid outside of work

Although the UK does not have a Good Samaritan law, nurses have a duty to help

Technologies

Workforce: New technology will not displace old funding issues

The prime minister may laud the benefits of IT, but the NHS has more pressing needs

What’s new about revised NMC standards for prescribers

Revised standards change time limits on nurses taking courses

Can employers read personal messages sent via work email?

With the current focus on data protection, the answer may surprise you

Workforce: Offer to Jamaican nurses marred by Windrush

Timing is all in politics, says James Buchan

Workforce: What can we learn from the ‘pay pendulum’ of decades ago?

Since the mid-1980s, the Pay Review Body has been fairly successful in keeping nurse pay on...

Workforce: Immigration of skilled younger nurses keeps our NHS running

With ‘self-sufficiency’ in NHS staffing yet to materialise, the UK relies on skilled workers...

Legal advice: Do I have to report a parking fine to the Nursing and Midwifery Council?

The Nursing and Midwifery Council requires nurses and midwives to report any convictions or...

Medicines management: Should applicants for staff nurse posts have numeracy tests?

An increasing number of medication incidents are due to calculation errors, and while...

Legal advice: Can I claim exemption from jury service if I am running a clinic on the...

Healthcare professionals used to be able to claim exemption from jury service, but it is now...

Workforce: Alarming decline in district nurses driven by lack of funding 

The number of district nurses has fallen by almost 50% over the past seven years. With their...

Legal advice: Can a sample of cream from a pharmaceutical rep be used on a patient?

Samples provided by pharmaceutical companies can pose difficulties for nurses, including...

Medicines management: Why must co-dydramol now be prescribed by strength rather than...

With new co-dydramol products now available with a higher strength of opioid analgesic...

Legal advice: Can I access a friend’s medical records for them? 

If you access medical records without justifiable reason you could be breaching the Nursing...

Workforce: Unpaid volunteers an attractive option for NHS, but need training

Policy attention is increasingly focusing on the contribution of volunteers to help expand...

Legal advice: Do I have a professional duty to have the flu vaccination?

As NHS England medical director Sir Bruce Keogh calls for a debate about mandatory flu...

Medicines management: Should I sign for medicines before I witness the patient taking...

As the registered nurse preparing medicines, you are ultimately responsible for making sure...

Workforce: What do the UCAS figures tell us about new entrants to nurse education? 

The end of year report from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service shows a crash...

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