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Picture sows three nurses gathered in front of a work roster, with one writing on the roster and another looking at a clipboard

How to get your preferred flexible work hours: new advice for nurses

Show your manager the benefits of letting you work when you want but be ready to compromise

Nurse eating on a break in the car

Nowhere to take a break: nurses share workplace stories

Posts on Facebook page include reports of converted store cupboards and picnic benches

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Nurses in Scotland urged to reject 5% pay offer in ballot

Offer fails to recognise safety-critical role of nursing and soaring cost of living, says RCN

Bullying in the NHS: steep rise in complaints about managers and other colleagues

Staff need to know concerns will be taken seriously as employers insist they’re doing more

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Permission to work flexible hours still a lottery for Scottish nurses

They lack full benefits of flexible working and must rely on supportive managers

Nurses on a picket line at Ulster Hospital in January 2020, when RCN members staged a second 12-hour walkout as part of a dispute over pay parity and safe staffing

As biggest rail strike in 30 years begins across the UK – will nurses be next?

Disputes are taking shape over NHS pay, with a warning that many experienced staff could quit

Evidence and Practice

Professional, legal and ethical dimensions of prescribing. Part 1: professional

Professional, legal and ethical dimensions of prescribing. Part 1: professional

This first article of two identifies the main professional dimensions of prescribing practice

Using the ‘8Rs’ checklist to support safe vaccination practice

Using the ‘8Rs’ checklist to support safe vaccination practice

Enhance your understanding of the principles of safe vaccination practice

Integrating new non-medical practitioners in general practices: barriers and facilitators

Integrating new non-medical practitioners in general practices

Barriers and facilitators to integrating new non-medical practitioners in general practices

COVID-19 and diabetes: onset and challenges in management

COVID-19 and diabetes: onset and challenges in management

There is a clear correlation and bidirectional relationship between diabetes and COVID-19

Pre-registrant nurses’ perceptions of general practice as a first-post destination

Pre-registrant nurses’ perceptions of general practice as a first-post destination

Understand nursing students’ perceptions of entering general practice as a first post

Development of the nursing associate role in community and primary care settings across England

Development of the nursing associate role in community and primary care settings

The role has been part of the health and social care workforce in England since 2017

Features

Help for vulnerable families that proves value of health visiting

Innovative projects supported isolated families during the pandemic

Effective communication with children and young people: tips and tricks

How to engage with younger patients and ensure they understand their care

Why I chose older people’s nursing and find it so rewarding

Five nurses reflect on why they enjoy their work and what continues to inspire them

Integrated care systems: why they’re going to matter to you (if they don’t already)

A seamless health and care system sounds like the perfect plan – but will ICSs work?

Type 1 diabetes in children: an overview of the condition and its management

Nurses are seeing more children with type 1 diabetes: a round up of treatment and advice

What inspired me to become a nurse – and why I choose to stay

Nurses reflect on their route into the profession and what keeps them motivated

Opinion

If a patient leaves me money in their will, would I be allowed to keep it?

What any nurse should consider before deciding whether to accept or decline money or gifts

Incivility at work and its impact on your morale as well as patient safety

Anger and bad feeling are a threat to nurses’ well-being and must not be tolerated

School nurses in dire need of more support to fulfil safeguarding role

Nurses distressed by inability to adequately safeguard and protect amid rising demand

Students

Clinical placement in a research and development team: what a nursing student can expect

Seeing clinical trials up close shows how medical ethics work in a real-world setting

How a practice education facilitator can help you get the most out of your placement

The role supports students in clinical practice and ensures NMC standards are met

Student placement

What is supernumerary status and why does it need protecting?

With placements disrupted by the pandemic, some view students’ special status as under threat

Careers

The Admiral Nurse bringing dementia care to Traveller communities

Addressing the challenges to engagement, as well as discrimination

My first time in charge of a ward: what it taught me about delegation and leadership

Being in charge can seem daunting but go for it if you get the chance – and here’s why

What do clinical academic nurses do and would this dual role suit me?

How to use clinical experience to develop the evidence base that underpins patient care

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