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Speakers and hoodies for nurses in £850,000 gratitude scheme

Trust staff award ‘hearts’ to peers to exchange for items such as Bluetooth speakers

Photo of nursing associate with patient, illustrating story about nursing associate adverts

‘Advanced’ nursing associate job adverts labelled exploitative

Some job adverts promise band 5 status, leadership and line management responsibilities

Illustration showing five people who are sitting on chairs in an emergency department waiting area

Frequent attendance in the emergency department: how can you make a difference?

Initiatives such as personalised care plans can help towards respectful care

Split-screen style image shows PM Rishi Sunak and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer speaking, positioned as if facing each other

General election: bite-size guide to parties’ promises on health and social care

How the Westminster poll could affect your finances as well as your working life

Nurse smiles on picket line during RCN pay strike in England’s NHS, holding banner calling for ‘fair pay for nursing’

Are you working beyond your band? In one part of the UK you can now ask for role review

Band 5 nurses in Scotland can request banding review if they believe they’re undervalued

A young man smiling as he gets ready to eat a meal of fish and chips

Tackling type 2 diabetes in people with learning disabilities: what nurses need to know

Nurses play crucial role in key issues of education, healthcare access and self-management

Evidence and Practice

Psoriasis: optimising patients’ quality of life in primary and community care settings

Psoriasis: optimising patients’ quality of life in primary and community care settings

Nurses' role in supporting patients to self-manage the condition so adverse effects can...

Developing a transgender primary care service: the Bridge at Southwark

Developing a transgender primary care service: the Bridge at Southwark

How the Bridge clinic in London offers a novel approach to providing gender affirming care

Addressing challenges in the management of long-term conditions in prisons

Addressing challenges in the management of long-term conditions in prisons

Nurses have a central role in providing care and support to prisoners from arrival to release

Supporting previously bereaved parents following the birth of a rainbow baby: a health visiting pilot

Supporting previously bereaved parents following the birth of a rainbow baby

A health visiting pilot provided targeted, trauma-informed support monitoring parents’...

Initiating insulin therapy in adults with type 2 diabetes: a practical guide

Initiating insulin therapy in adults with type 2 diabetes: a practical guide

Tips on how to select an appropriate regimen, overcome resistance and minimise side effects

Open access
Cultural and psychological factors inhibiting self-care in African-American men with hypertension

Factors inhibiting self-care in African-American men with hypertension

Recognising cultural and psychological factors helps nurses encourage behaviour to reduce...

Features

 Nurse behind seated patient stoops slightly and has her hands on his shoulders to express warmth and reassurance. Touch is a powerful way to show compassion in nursing

Using touch to show compassion: tailoring non-verbal communication to the individual

Judging when it’s appropriate to touch a patient or relative – and when it’s not

Illustration featuring five different NHS uniform tunic colours, from left to right: indigo, green, sea blue, navy blue and light blue

Uniform approach: what we like about our standardised scrubs

Nurses from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on the pros of their nations’ uniforms

Illustration shows healthcare staff around a table formed from a clock face to suggest a team approach to rostering

Rostering: could more control over your shift timings transform your work-life balance?

Team-based rostering pilots point to improved staff retention and greater collaboration

Mental health nurse Matty Caine is founder of First Person Project

I came close to death – now I’m using my experience to improve mental healthcare

Mental health nurse Matty Caine on his pioneering service First Person Project

Community nurse arrives at man’s front door. The two greet each other, suggesting a they share a warm bond

Bonding with long-term patients: promoting continuity of care within healthy boundaries

Tips on fostering ongoing therapeutic relationships while avoiding undue attachment

An illustration of a group of nurses of different ages standing together inside a big speech bubble

How can nursing teams improve communication between generations?

Five nurses on the learning opportunities in teams with different levels of experience

Opinion

Will revising job profiles change how nurses are valued?

Revisions to nursing bands may make little difference without appropriate pay rises

A stoma bag is positioned on a patient’s abdomen by gloved hands

Stoma care: tips on how to support patients, dispel myths and banish stigma

Practical advice on nursing care and addressing individuals’ lifestyle concerns

Blurred image of healthcare professionals moving at high speed with a hospital trolley along a corridor, suggesting the time and workload pressures facing emergency department staff

DNACPR tragedy will prey on the consciences of nurses involved, but they are all of us

Patient’s death tells us what we already know, but will it change anything?

Students

A female student looks downcast and worried as she walks alone outside of a university building while other students chat in the background, suggesting a nursing student who is isolated or struggling with their mental well-being

Support for students: what to do if you’re struggling with your mental health

Advice on how to seek help and strategies for coping with stress

Two nurses, one holding a reference book and the other a bottle of medicine, consult a display board in a ward setting

What does ‘prescriber-ready’ mean for nursing students?

And why not everyone will be ready for a prescribing course as soon as they register

Illustration of multi-professional teamwork in healthcare shows staff in different uniforms standing together, arms around each others’ shoulders. We see them from behind

Multi-professional teamwork: what you learn from it on clinical placement

Find out how to make the most of learning opportunities in the multidisciplinary team

Careers

A nurse in blue scrubs sits at a desk using a laptop

I’ve been Datixed: could it harm my career?

With the system often being ignored or misused, we look at the potential impact of a report

A woman sits at a desk with a laptop in front of her, looking thoughtful as she reads what is on the screen, as if preparing a supporting statement for a job application

Job applications: how to write a strong supporting statement

Advice on showcasing your skills to secure an interview

Clinical staff in a prison hospital setting. They are working in a dark corridor,

From emergency decisions to primary care – what my prison nurse role involves

A newly registered nurse on what drew her to the role and what she’s learned so far

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