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Joanne Froggatt in the tv drama Breathtaking

Breathtaking: TV COVID drama ‘too real to watch’ for some nurses

ITV series described as authentic depiction of the trauma front-line nurses experienced

Photo of Martha Mills, who died from sepsis in 2021. Failures in her care inspired Martha's rule, which will be rolled out in April 2024.

Martha’s rule roll-out: how nurses will be involved

New rule gives patients and families access to urgent second opinion if concerned about care

Nurse Michelle Cox, who won a landmark racism tribunal and welcomes a new report on racism

NHS racism: staff fear being branded ‘troublemakers’ for raising race concerns

Nurse Michelle Cox says black and minority ethnic staff need to feel valued and included

Two nurses happily walk through hospital lobby. Study founds consitency in nurse rostering is good for staff morale

Shift patterns you can predict: is roster consistency important for work-life balance?

Sensitively spaced days off boost morale, but views are split on length of shifts – study

Photo of Berrywood Hospital, illustrating a story about nurse suspended from register for behaviour in the workplace

‘Bullying and intimidating’ nurse suspended from register

Mental health nurse Declan Carroll’s behaviour led to NMC fitness to practise panel verdict

General practice nurse in discussion with a patient. GPNs are seeing delays in delivery of their pay awards

General practice nurses continue to miss out on pay award as leaders call for action

Primary care staff’s salary rises ‘being treated as an afterthought’

Evidence and Practice

Vaccinating preterm infants: a timeliness study

Vaccinating preterm infants: a timeliness study

Parents must be supported in vaccination decision-making in the early weeks of a child’s...

Reducing health inequalities in cervical screening: a general practice project

Reducing health inequalities in cervical screening: a general practice project

Inequalities related to uptake of screening are addressed via interventions including staff...

Introducing a named nurse model of care in a community nursing service

Introducing a named nurse model of care into a community nursing service

How a named nurse model improved person-centred care and staff morale

Managing diabetes mellitus and dementia: a nursing overview

Managing diabetes mellitus and dementia: a nursing overview

Integrated care across settings and single records for people with dementia and diabetes are...

Self-management care plans for patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a quality improvement project

Self-management care plans for patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary...

How a quality improvement project helped to standardise COPD care among healthcare...

Recovery Colleges: supporting recovery and living well in local communities

Recovery Colleges: supporting recovery and living well in local communities

Instead of treating illness as it arises, services must move towards prevention, recovery...

Features

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

An illustration of a smart phone being held aloft with app logos swirling around it

Apps for nurses: our round-up of the best smartphone tools for your work and home life

Whether you are planning shifts or a night out, there are all sorts of apps that can help

Preparing for retirement: how to fill the gap left after leaving nursing

Some feel a sense of lost identity. Find out how to plan ahead, emotionally and practically

Free

Patient’s Choice award winners: The district nursing team that transformed my life

Janette Connor nominated the team for their holistic, compassionate care

Opinion

A nurse stands in front of a line of other nurses, looking happy and confident. Yet nurses often downplay their role

Our professional inferiority complex: why you’re never ‘just’ a nurse

Safety-critical care is what we do, yet some of us can’t resist the urge to downplay

A healthcare professional and older patient run through a blood monitoring process with the aid of a tablet computer at the patient’s home

Delegating healthcare activities: what is it and how can nurses do it safely?

Skills for Care’s guiding principles can help towards safe and effective delegation

Face of young boy looking forlorn, his measles rash easily visible because of his light skin

Measles surge: what you need to know right now, and how your practice is affected

Your quick guide to public health messaging, symptom recognition and infection control

Students

An illustration showing a nurse in the middle of a circle of six other healthcare staff with arrows pointing away from the nurse to illustrate delegation of work

How can I become more confident in delegating nursing tasks?

Delegation is a key nursing skill but can be challenging, here is some practical advice

Photo of woman giving evidence in a courtroom

What is it like to give evidence in a Coroner’s Court?

Nursing students are using a mock court to gain experience they may require in their career

Nursing students learn how to insert and attach an oral tube into a manikin

Struggling to get your NMC proficiencies signed off? How a skills clinic can help

Outreach clinics give students the chance to practise clinical skills in a safe environment

Careers

A nurse in ICU looks up from writing in notes to observe the patient. ICU can lack understanding of patients’ mental health care needs

Meeting patients’ mental health needs in critical care: a guide to close the skills gap

Newly registered nurse have produced a guide that ICU – and all acute teams – can use

An ambulance nurse wearing a high visibility jacket talks to a patient who is holding an oxygen mask to his face

Ambulance nurses: what does this emergency first responder role involve?

What it takes to work alongside paramedics taking potentially life-saving decisions

A woman in a smart yellow blouse smiles widely at the person sitting opposite her at a desk, as in a nursing job interview

Going for a band 7 role? What to expect to be asked at your interview

Moving up to these senior roles can be a big step – prepare well with our interview tips

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