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Why I’m voting to reject the pay deal – and to fight for a better offer

Voting yes would mean two more years of real-terms cuts, and accepting the staffing crisis

Why I’ll be voting to accept the new pay offer – even though it’s not enough

Prospect of a pay scale just for nurses makes paltry rise worth the short-term compromise

I’ve been overpaid by my employer – can I keep the money or do I have to give it back?

What you should do if you find an unexpected ‘bonus’ in your pay packet

Raising concerns: would you be reluctant to challenge a doctor?

Professional and personal barriers can get in the way of effective communication

Why cuts to health visitor numbers are fuelling a baby care crisis

Backlogs of care and unmet needs in health visiting services have been overlooked

Nurse managers and leaders – how can we ensure they are synonymous?

Understanding of compassionate leadership is vital in manager roles, but not always present

Nurses are striking worldwide and their discontent is about more than simply pay

Why the past year has seen a spike in protests… but guess how grievances get resolved

Gender bias in leadership roles: how to unleash female nurses’ full potential

Women are held back from promotion by complex factors, but we may have found a solution

Medication errors: why colour-coded trays are no match for critical thinking

When ‘safety measures’ could actually be increasing the risk of errors

Do you feel helpless to influence change? Well, you’re not – and here’s why

Florence Nightingale Foundation wants to help you push for change at the highest levels

Reporting a sexual assault at work: why I would do it again

One nurse’s experience of this professional duty, from making a statement to going to court

Shift-working on repeat: how can nurses avoid physical burnout?

Many nurses talk of emotional burnout, but there can be debilitating physical symptoms too

Ventilator-dependent children’s lives put at risk by high energy costs

Nurses can act and advocate for children and families facing cost of living crisis

Why leaders who are kind and loyal will bring out the best in their team

Compassion does not begin and end with patients – nurses need it from their manager too

Support nurses to stay on at work, don’t ask retirees to return

Amid an NHS staffing crisis, the focus should be on retention, not retired staff

M is for memorable: how to harness mnemonics to help you retrieve key information, fast

Tips on using word patterns to boost recall of important clinical information and tasks

Kindness in the workplace – we all need it, but do we have time to practise it?

With many nursing staff feeling near to breaking point, acts of compassion are essential

High blood pressure risk in black communities: how to reduce health inequality

Black people are at disproportionate risk of hypertension, but tailored care changes that

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