Expert advice

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...

Workplace: How can I advise nurses who regularly have split days off?

Split days off are becoming a reality for many nurses but they can play havoc with your...

Workforce: How UK nurses' pay compares with other countries

UK hospital nurse remuneration is ranked below the United States, Canada, Australia and most

Legal advice: Is it okay to buy an essay online to help with an assessment?

Submitting someone else's work as your own is plagiarism. It's just not worth the

Matt Griffiths

Teenagers and ‘freshers’ are being advised to have a vaccination to prevent meningitis W...

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