Expert advice

Workplace: What advice can I give to nurses who are not getting their breaks?

Nurses should insist on taking breaks for their own health and safety as well as that of...

James Buchan

The annual NHS staff survey is an opportunity to make your feelings known to employers and

Three approaches to safe staffing levels

England, Scotland and Wales are tackling staffing in different ways, but getting it right is

Marc Cornock

Promoting one company's products over another's could be seen as unethical, says Marc...

Medicines management: How can we prevent older people from taking too many medicines?

Extending consultation times could enable practitioners to explore medication usage in more...

Ask the expert: Organising a learning event

Regular learning events can help you meet the requirements of revalidation, says Zeba Arif

Ask the expert: Managing medicines in hot weather

Matt Griffiths advises how to keep your cool when storing medications in summer

Legal advice: Can I write notes in coloured ink?

Nurse and academic lawyer Marc Cornock answers your legal queries

Workplace: How to deal with bullying in the workplace

I have been contacted by a nurse who witnessed (not for the first time) a manager...

Ask the expert: Marc Cornock on the legality of losing a day's pay because of bad

My employer wants to deduct a day’s pay because I could not get to work in the bad weather...

Medicine management

I have a patient who would benefit from a medicine not available on the NHS. Is there any...

Workplace wisdom

How can I support nurses with work-related mental health issues to better cope with their...

Question Marc

I work in a residential home for older people. Can I verify or certify that someone has died...

Medicines management

How can I ensure my patient in primary care gets the right medication to relieve their pain?

Workplace wisdom

What advice would you give to nurses who wish to work flexible hours to fit in with caring...

Question Marc

My neighbour works in a residential home and calls herself nurse when she introduces herself...

Medicines management

I’ve just started my nurse prescribing course and have been told I need a designated...

Question Marc

I want to take some time off once my wife has given birth, but my manager says I cannot do...


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