Expert advice

What should I eat before, during and after my night shift?

Advice for nurses on how to ensure their diet does not suffer if they’re working nights

Could coronavirus vaccination become compulsory for nurses?

Mandatory vaccination and the rights of individuals and employers

Shoes for nurses: how to choose the right footwear for your comfort and safety

Comfortable and protective shoes are an essential part of the nursing uniform

Sharps injuries: what nurses need to know about the risks

Training is needed to reduce avoidable injuries and minimise infection risks

How Magnet hospitals can promote nurse leadership and improve staff well-being

The scheme being tested in England aims to attract and retain nurses

Compassion fatigue: how to know if you have it and how to support team members

What to do when the emotional and physical toll of caring reduces your ability to empathise

Third wave of COVID-19: what might happen and how nurses can prepare for it

The next wave's timing and size in the UK is uncertain, but there are ways to get ready

LGBTIQ+ and healthcare: a guide to gender-inclusive language

Non-inclusive language can create barriers to quality cancer care

I’m sweltering: does my employer have to maintain a set workplace temperature?

What nurses need to know if they are too hot for comfort at work

Tax relief: find out how much you could be claiming back

How to get a refund or money off your tax bill for expenses, from membership fees to laundry

DNACPR notices: what nurses need to know

Nurses’ input can inform a decision about whether to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation

My employer won’t allow me a comfort break during a shift: what are my legal rights?

Marc Cornock explains the law covering breaks

Does my employer have the right to cancel annual leave I have already booked?

Lawyer explains how your rights to time off are affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Legal advice: Can I accept gifts from patients?

What the NMC code says about nurses accepting gifts, plus how it might be interpreted

Nurses and exercise: boost your physical activity without going to the gym

Small steps to increase your movement, mood and help your relationships with others

Student attrition: why we need to be systematic in tackling it

Lack of standardised data hampers efforts to help students stay the course to graduation

Nursing applications are up, but even ‘heroes’ experience burnout

The COVID-19-related impact on nurses’ image is no long-term fix for nurse retention

I need a doctor’s appointment: does my employer have to give me time off?

Find out when you have the right to time off during working hours – and when you don’t

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