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James Buchan: Compulsory service ends freedom to roam

Wales has retained the bursary for new nursing students but planned compulsory service...

Medicines management: What can I do to ensure patient safety when administering...

‘Look alike’ and ‘sound alike’ medicines are a constant threat to patient safety, but nurses...

Legal advice: My boss is trying to pressure me into having the flu jab. Is this legal?

Compelling nurses to have the flu vaccination against their wishes is both unethical and...

Medicines management: Are there plans to allow nurse prescribers to mentor trainees?

There are more than 70,000 nurse prescribers in the UK, many of whom have years of...

Workplace: What to do if you are a mentor being bullied by a student

Zeba Arif advises a mentor who says she is being bullied by a student because of her ethnic...

Workforce: The ‘Achilles heel’ of nursing

With a deadline of 2017, Health Education England wants to reduce attrition from healthcare...

Legal advice: Is it okay to have a drink with colleagues at the end of a shift during...

Before having an alcoholic drink at work, check employer policies and make sure your...

Workforce: The government is gambling with the future of nurse education

The switch from bursary to a loan model for new nursing students is starting to feel very...

Medicines management: I am considering working in a boarding school. Do you have any...

Nurses in independent schools have huge medicines management responsibilities, but this can...

Workplace: how to protect yourself and your patients when using social media

I have been approached by nurses who are worried that their use of social media could cause...

Legal advice: is it okay to lend a student one of my projects?

Legal expert Marc Cornock advises a newly-qualified nurse on whether she can share her...

Workforce: more doctors, but they must be ‘our’ doctors

The first real post-Brexit policy direction for NHS staffing is an increase in the number of...

Legal advice: is it okay to record presentations at conferences or workshops?

To avoid copyright infringement, always get permission before recording a presentation, says...

Medicines management: Is it a disciplinary offence to leave the drug trolley open when...

Lock medicines away or risk disciplinary action, advises Matt Griffiths.

Workforce: back to the future

Funding for return to practice courses must be matched by efforts to retain those nurses who...

Workplace: How can I mediate between two colleagues?

Zeba Arif advises on how to mediate between colleagues.

Workforce: The political risks of implementing 7-day working

The leaking last month of the Department of Health ‘risk register’ on the NHS 7-day working...

Legal advice: Am I allowed to read my own hospital notes?

Question: I was in hospital recently and was told by a nurse that I had to make an...

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