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Workforce: What do the 2016 NHS staff survey results really tell us?

Much is made about signs of stability and improvement, but the most important messages for...

Legal advice: should I comply with a request to write a report on an incident I was not...

If you are asked to write a report on an incident which occured when you were not there,...

Medicines management: As a community nurse, should I become an independent nurse...

For community nurses whose prescribing powers are limited, undertaking the independent nurse...

Workforce: Brexit is not the only factor in the downward trend of EU nurse applicants

Brexit may be playing its part, but new entry requirements for the UK register are also...

Legal advice: I am concerned that a colleague is taking shortcuts and putting patients...

Registered nurses have a duty under the NMC code to raise concerns if they believe the...

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...

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