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Ideas welcome: how to innovate to improve patient care

All nurses can be leaders in innovation, whatever their job title, pay scale or experience

School vaccinations: nurses should never be subject to threats and abuse

Being involved in the COVID-19 vaccination drive is challenging for school nurses

Our part in a greener NHS: we’re making progress, now let’s accelerate it

Nurses see the impact of climate change on health – and we have the power to take action

Bereavement support crisis: how should we shape future services?

Even before the pandemic, provision was inadequate. Share your views on joined-up support

Gloves, water bottles and waste reduction: how you can be greener at work

Simple changes every staff member can make, from virtual meetings to rethinking single-use

Malnutrition: how to spot early signs of unplanned weight loss or gain in older people

Easy-to-use tools can help identify risk for those living independently during COVID-19

‘And your name is?’: why children’s nurses should ask accompanying adults this question

Calling someone accompanying an unwell child ‘mum’ or ‘dad’ can be disrespectful or wrong

Pre-conception health: how nurses can educate women to promote informed choices

We should make pre-conception health, education and care part of our practice

Compulsory staff vaccination for COVID-19 ignores the power of respect and persuasion

Compelling care home workers to be double-jabbed is no way to treat this workforce

Glove use: the COVID-19-driven habit we need to break

The pandemic has blurred understanding of guidance, so it’s time we were clear on the basics

The problem with BMI – and why ‘health at every size’ is a better obesity strategy

Tackling obesity is about tackling inequalities and stigma. Scrapping BMI is a good start

Health visiting: why heartbreaking lockdown stories make a powerful case for change

Resources need to be put where the pandemic’s effect on vital services has been most damaging

Dying and bereavement: what patients and families want at the end of life

Why workforce gaps and overstretched services remain the biggest hurdle to getting it right

COVID-19 vaccine: steps we’re taking to encourage uptake among staff in minority groups

Sensitivity to healthcare staff’s concerns about the jab is essential to boost uptake

District nursing: how to launch and maintain a successful night service

A community night nursing service is helping ease pandemic pressures

Dying from inequality as much as from COVID-19: the reality for deprived communities

Nurses see the impact of poverty in the pandemic, and we must advocate for the disadvantaged

Face masks: how nurses can overcome the communication barrier and reassure patients

Compulsory face coverings pose particular challenges when patients are deaf or have dementia

Epilepsy and sudden unexpected death: what nurses need to know

How can you reduce the risk of sudden unexpected death in epileptic people?

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