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Steep rise in NHS staff absence: do you feel under pressure to fill the gaps?

Find out about your rights to time off as your work life hits new levels of stress

Are you a disordered eater? How being a nurse could be putting you at risk

Protected mealtimes are helpful to patients, so maybe it’s time you had them too

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COVID-19: how to avoid skin damage while wearing PPE

Expert advice for nurses on minimising the effects of prolonged use of masks and visors

Heart failure: how to spot the signs and improve patients’ quality of life

While heart failure cannot be cured, symptoms can be controlled for many years

Chronic wounds: what nurses can do to improve treatment and optimise healing

Approaches to ulcers and chronic wounds remain inconsistent – and costly – throughout the NHS

Presents from patients: when is accepting a Christmas gift not allowed?

Patients may want to show appreciation, but there are rules about gifts to staff

Young people with cancer: how nurses can offer psychological support

Cancer diagnosis can be hard for young people who need high-quality nursing support

Trauma-informed care: why it should be part of every nurse’s practice

One in three adults has experienced trauma, which can affect mental and physical health

Diabetes distress and denial: finding ways to help patients cope with their diagnosis

For some people, diagnosis and the ensuing lifestyle changes can be overwhelming

How to improve patient care – and save the planet at the same time

Small sustainable changes can make a huge impact on the health of your patients and the world

Moving on: how to give notice with grace and not burn your bridges

The pandemic prompted many staff to rethink their careers. Here’s how to plan and do it well

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Button batteries, plastic toys and coins: treating children who ingest foreign bodies

More children and teenagers are attending EDs due to ingested foreign objects

When a patient asks for help to die: what the law says, plus how to respond

With debate continuing over changing the law on assisted dying, here’s what you need to know

Periods at work: is nurses’ health at risk through long shifts and lack of breaks?

Nurses face discomfort and anxiety because menstrual health is not a workplace priority

Dying at home: not enough community staff to support a good death, nurses say

Survey highlights ‘perfect storm’ of too few staff and more end of life care at home

Anticipatory prescribing: how to use it to improve care of patients at the end of life

Access to ‘just in case’ medications is fundamental to compassionate palliative care

Lone working: safety measures to support nurses at risk of abuse or attack

Nurses who work alone are particularly vulnerable. Here’s how teams can prioritise safety

Making change happen: how to introduce fresh ideas and bring your colleagues with you

Implement and sustain your vision with maximum collaboration and minimum stress

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