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Cupped hand holds two tablets, illustrating case of nurse suspended after stealing paracetamol from ward

Nurse suspended from register for stealing paracetamol from ward’s supplies for own use

It was common for staff to use ward paracetamol – I thought it was allowed, nurse told NMC

A distressed young girl lying on a bed and howling in pain

PANS and PANDAS: the little-known conditions you need to know about

With no NHS clinical guidelines for the disorders, these conditions are difficult to diagnose

Aerial photograph of the now-closed Cawston Park Hospital, where inspectors found consistent failures

Nurse who failed to attempt CPR told she must not be in charge of a shift for 12 months

NMC ruled registrant failed to show leadership in an emergency and must retake training

Nursing student Karen Cochrane with daughter and the woman whose life she saved

Nursing student’s use of CPR saves woman’s life at airport

Karen Cochrane’s action after witnessing a heart attack is praised by family and staff

Close-up of West Streeting during the interview at St Mary’s Hospital in London, gesturing with his hands to emphasise a point

What would Labour do for us? Wes Streeting explains party’s plans for health and care

Read our interview with the man who wants to be health and social care secretary

A woman sits on a window sill looking outside, appearing depsondent. Some nurses who face fitness to practise proceedings say they experience depression, suicidal thoughts and professional alienation as a result

FtP: Yes it must be robust, but does it need to feel so intimidating and long-drawn out?

Why nurses deserve more compassionate, less traumatising treatment by the NMC

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

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?

A nurse appears apprehensive while being questioned by a senior nurse

Can difficult personal circumstances excuse mistakes at work?

We ask our readers if factors outside of work should be considered relevant

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 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

Image of a nurse holding a large arrow and pointing to a target as she runs up a flight of steps, as if planning her future career moves

Should you have a five-year career plan?

How networking, mentors and social media can help you set and reach your goals

Jobs