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When patients don’t take their medication: how to tackle non-adherence

What you can do to help reduce medicines wastage and improve patients’ health

Back pain: how to combat it if you have it, and prevent it if you don’t

The right equipment, exercise and work culture can help you avoid what might seem inevitable

How to delegate – and how not to: tips on team working and leadership

Delegation develops staff skills and confidence. Here’s what you need to know to do it well

How to detect malnutrition and provide support for people in the community

Advice on using screening tools, the Food First approach and the impact of COVID-19

Why are pay and conditions different for non-NHS nurses?

Pay varies widely in other settings, but calls for standardisation may not be welcomed by all

Type 2 diabetes remission: how to help patients lose weight and eliminate medication use

The DiRECT trial has shown the benefits of rapid weight loss

Hydration at work: how is your employer helping staff cope with long, hot shifts in PPE?

The pandemic has compounded long-standing problems of inadequate breaks and dehydration

What is the National Early Warning Score (NEWS2) and why is it important?

NEWS2 has created a common language so nurses can act quickly to help deteriorating patients

What happens now: the state of nursing after the COVID-19 pandemic

Six nurse leaders discuss how the past 18 months have affected their workplaces

Maths anxiety: how to conquer your fears and calculate with confidence

Reduce your risk of medications errors by becoming comfortable with numbers

COVID-19 and children: should there be a vaccine roll out and are school nurses key?

Vaccinating children could help protect vulnerable people but doubts remain over its priority

Older LGBT+ people’s care: how to create a safe, inclusive and comfortable environment

Heteronormative bias means older LGBT+ service users can feel unsafe and uncomfortable

Nutritional care: steps to support patients with eating and drinking difficulties

The latest guidance on assessment and care, especially for those at the end of life

Standardised nursing uniforms: what do you want to wear to work?

An NHS consultation could see an end to the plethora of styles used across England

DNACPR notices: what went wrong in the pandemic and the conversations that matter

Advance care planning is vital and nurses in all settings should be involved, experts say

The case that stays with me and how it’s changed my practice

Of the many patients a nurse sees, some have an impact that’s career-affirming – or altering

Urinary incontinence: it’s common in nurses, but are you ignoring the symptoms?

Demographic and occupational factors increase the risk, but it’s important to seek help early

Staying cool and comfortable at work: the challenges of PPE

Innovations in uniform design are making COVID-19 care requirements a bit more bearable

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