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RCN congress 2022: how does it work, and what’s on the agenda this year?

Financial hardship, overwork and compassion fatigue are among the issues for debate

Supervision on clinical placement: relationships can make or break the experience

How to get practice learning right whether you’re the supervisor or the student

Pressure to work overtime: how to say no and prioritise work-life balance

If you’re working extra hours it may well be unpaid – and it may well be damaging your health

Sepsis: how to read the signs and avoid wrong assumptions

Detection of sepsis has improved but if missed it can be fatal

When a patient dies: providing compassionate care and support

How to maintain dignity and privacy, support families and protect your own well-being

Flexible working: have the new rules made a difference for nurses?

What you told our survey about why it matters, making requests and support from managers

Skin damage at work: the personal cost of COVID-19 handwashing and PPE wearing

Red, cracked skin is not only painful but a safety risk – and it’s still affecting many staff

Acting-up pay and rebanding: are you rewarded for taking on extra responsibility?

Advice on what to do if your pay and job description no longer reflect the work you do

Secrets of a festival nurse: how to find the perfect role at the best events this summer

If you love music and the great outdoors, why not consider working as a festival nurse?

Managers with anxiety or depression: when is it okay to say you’re not okay?

Openness about mental ill health can be risky for nurse leaders, but it has benefits too

Your next pay rise: find out what to expect from NHS negotiations

As the cost of living soars, we guide you though the next steps in the 2022-23 pay deal

What’s keeping you awake? Your guide to better sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic

Advice on how to plan around shift patterns and cope with insomnia and anxiety

Wearing religious emblems: your right to choose or your employer’s right to regulate?

When a cross, hijab or kara may be allowed under uniform policy – and when they might not
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Do you dream of handing in your notice to the NHS – and what would persuade you to stay?

Employers need to listen to nurses to understand why they are leaving in large numbers

Remote nursing consultations: how to get them right

Video consultations are here to stay. Here’s how to prepare for this ‘new normal’ in care

How nurses can help guard against risk of sepsis among vulnerable care home residents

Older people living in care homes face an almost perfect storm of risk factors for sepsis

Dysphagia assessment and treatment: how to support patients with eating and drinking

Your guide to identifying signs and risks, plus practical steps to aid swallowing

Stroke response: how to act FAST and support recovery

Ensure your patients get the best care, from emergency treatment to rehabilitation referral

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