Expert advice

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Stoma care: tips on how to support patients, dispel myths and banish stigma

Practical advice on nursing care and addressing individuals’ lifestyle concerns

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How to be assertive in the workplace – and tips for getting the tone right

Advice on expressing yourself clearly while being respectful of patients and colleagues

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5 healthy meals tips: how to pack a lunchbox to look forward to on busy shifts

Time and money-saving advice on eating and drinking well while at work

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When a patient is dying: nurses’ role in the hours before and after death

Recognising when death is near, verifying death and providing compassionate care

A nurse in scrubs sits while taking a break, looking tired and fanning her face with her eyes closed as she struggles with symptoms of menopause during a shift

Menopause: what reasonable adjustments can I expect at work?

Most nurses will experience menopause and new guidance says employers have a duty to help

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Diabetes and dementia: safely managing people living with multiple long-term conditions

Older people with diabetes are at higher risk of developing dementia

An older black man in a sickle cell disease consultation with a primary care nurse

What you need to know about caring for people with sickle cell disease

With shortages of sickle cell disease nurses, primary care nurses have a vital role to play

Nurse reads a vital signs monitor at patient’s bedside. This is key information when assessing level of risk for a person with sepsis

Sepsis guidance update: how do I need to change my practice?

Nurse specialist explains the importance of more targeted antibiotic use

Ramadan and how to keep energy levels up in clinical practice during a month of fasting

Tips on the best ways to minimise hunger and thirst, while making time to pray on shift

A nurse sitting at a table with a person with learning disabilities and epilepsy going through the Clive Treacey Safety Checklist

Promoting safe care for people with epilepsy and a learning disability and/or autism

Nurses can use the new Clive Treacey Safety Checklist to support service users

A healthcare professional and older patient run through a blood monitoring process with the aid of a tablet computer at the patient’s home

Delegating healthcare activities: what is it and how can nurses do it safely?

Skills for Care’s guiding principles can help towards safe and effective delegation

Illustration of a nurse looking down and demotivated, holding a mask showing a brave face, which she is putting on her own face

How to give your best to patients when you’re lacking motivation

Finding ways to boost morale and reaching out to peers can help you get back on track

Chronic cough in adults: how the latest guidance can help you help your patient

Advice on diagnosis and assessment, red flags, complications and timely referral

Redeployment: what to expect if you are asked to work in another clinical area

How and when staff may be moved, and what makes them feel supported in unfamiliar roles

Measles surge: what you need to know right now, and how your practice is affected

Your quick guide to public health messaging, symptom recognition and infection control

What you need to know about caring for children with epilepsy

Support can include peer group activities, school counselling and individual care plans

How a new Parkinson’s dementia toolkit can help you

It covers risk factors, symptoms and treatment – as well as conversations with patients

Pressure ulcers: how new advice could help you ensure care is consistent

Recommendations aim to improve care pathways and wound categorisation