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Photo of a piggy bank, illustrating story about a podcast on nurse pensions

Thinking of stopping your NHS pension? Here’s why you shouldn’t

The benefits of the NHS pension and why it is such good value for nurses

Photo of new NHS uniform in a range of colours, illustrating story about its introduction at an NHS trust in England

National nurses’ uniform to make its debut at NHS trust

Nurses in Derbyshire will be the first to wear the uniform, which comes in various colours

Senior staff nurse Gemma in a video where she explains the benefits of her new four-day week working for Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Four-day week roster has given me back my home life

Could your workplace be the next to adopt new shift pattern after popularity of pilot?

An older person sitting on a comfortable chair who is hooked up to a several tubes on his chest, with a light blanket on his lap

Frailty in people living with cancer: what you need to know

Frailty affects half of all older people living with cancer and nurses’ awareness is vital

Former nurse and convicted child killer Lucy Letby

Court order blocking access to Letby trial article defies open justice, MP tells Commons

Ex-minister criticises court order stopping UK online access to article on killer’s trial

A senior nurse gives a demonstration using an oxygen mask to other nurses

Nursing levels: update on what counts as advanced practice

New definitions in professional framework aim to end ‘ambiguity’ that can limit careers

Evidence and Practice

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...

Exploring nurses’ experiences of caring for people who inject drugs with a physical health condition: an integrative literature review

Nurses’ experiences caring for people who inject drugs with a physical health condition

Literature review identified lack of knowledge, emotional challenge, stigmatisation, fear...

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...


 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


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

A nurse holds up and shows a bottle of medication to an older man seated next to his female companion

Diabetes and dementia: safely managing people living with multiple long-term conditions

Older people with diabetes are at higher risk of developing dementia


Illustration of self-rostering in nursing shows three staff working together with a calendar to plan their rota

Self-rostering on clinical placement: can I have a say on when I’m on shift?

A predictable schedule enables you to commit to paid work and keep your home life on track

Nurse’s head and shoulders seen from behind. She stands in front of a blackboard that has a conceptual bar chart suggesting nurse pay and conditions are in decline

If you feel close to quitting your degree, what would persuade you to stay the course?

Better clinical placements and the promise of fair pay – the support students deserve

Placement abroad

I’d love to do a clinical placement overseas, but how do I go about it?

Your guide to complying with NMC and visa rules, while embracing a new system and culture


Illustration of woman's head and shoulders in profile. She holds her head high. The autism symbol – multicoloured infinity – is superimposed.

I’m newly qualified and autistic – here’s how I navigate the challenges of my role

With a little support, autistic nurses like me will thrive at work and enrich nursing care

A man sitting in a home office talking on a phone, while looking at patient notes, as with an occupational health nurse working from home

Work-life balance: what I’ve gained in an occupational health role

It can offer more flexibility than ward or community jobs. Find out what’s involved

A female lecturer stands at the front of a lecture theatre teaching nursing students

From NHS nurse to lecturer: making the transition to education

What I’ve learned moving from an NHS role to academia, and the skills you need