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member of NHS staff receives flu jab amid debate about compulsory staff vaccination

Flu jab: every nurse’s moral duty, or no one’s business but yours?

Strong views on mandatory staff vaccination show opinion in the profession is polarised

Illustration shows worried nurse treading a fine line

Clinical negligence: the accusation no nurse ever wants to face

NHS staff are insured by their employers, but elsewhere nurse indemnity is less clear-cut

obese man consults clinician who is holding an 'eat well' leaflet

When and how to talk to a patient about their diet and lifestyle

Health promotion is an NMC requirement, but discussing weight can be difficult for nurses

Liam Barnes and Jenifer Hawkins

In Laura’s name: the charity that aims to prevent suicide among nurses

The Laura Hyde Foundation campaigns for better mental health support for healthcare staff

Woman studies on her laptop

NHS must persuade nurses to return to practice – and get better at keeping staff too

Strategies to lure lapsed registrants back need to be matched by changes in the workplace

Stockpiling medicines

If Brexit brings medicine shortages, how will nurses allay patients’ fears?

What you can do to reassure patients who are concerned about their prescriptions

Nurse at the patient's bedside

End of life care: what thousands of nurses told our annual survey

The pressures of short-staffing and how some staff spend breaks sitting with dying patients

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RCN congress 2019: your quick guide to what’s on the agenda

Nurses’ pay, staffing levels, clinical issues and bullying to be discussed

Health visitors and school nurses’ new curriculum reflects range and breadth of role

Documents sets out the knowledge, skills and attributes they need

nurse looks stressed and tired

Revealed: what nurses say about short-staffing and how it’s harming patient care

Nurses open up about the risks to patient safety – and their work-life balance

Networks

Primary care networks: what are the implications for all community nurses?

NHS England wants the networks rolled out by June, presenting opportunities and challenges

Community mental health nurses should also work in general practices to ease care burden

GP Partnership Review examines the difficult challenges general practices face

Why all nurses should ask patients who smoke whether they want to quit

Every nurse should be trained to support smoking cessation, says lung health task force

NHS Long Term Plan ‘guarantees’ shifting resources from hospitals to community

'Historic' publication promises to reshape health service around the ‘changing needs of...

What’s in store for nursing in 2019?

Staffing issues, Brexit and new leaders are expected to dominate the nursing agenda this year

How nurse prescribers are filling in for GPs with the help of a web-based consultation...

Deploying a team of nurses to manage long-term conditions has helped a GP practice

Review of 2018: The pay deal creates fallout and nurse leaders bow out

We look back on the year’s events, from a controversial pay rise to a vote of no confidence

Diabetes: what you need to know, whatever your setting

Its increasing prevalence and complexity mean all staff require core skills, say experts

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