Expert advice

Is laughing gas safe and what can I tell recreational users about managing their risk?

Evidence-based advice on the health implications of inhaling nitrous oxide

What nurses’ strikes will mean for those who didn’t vote for them

How action will work and how those providing life-preserving care can cross picket lines

Can a cuppa help prevent dehydration – or is there such a thing as too much tea?

There is some confusion over whether it improves patient hydration and has health benefits

Child-to-parent abuse: what it is and what to do if you suspect it

How to listen to, support and empower families to seek help

Help with the cost of living: the discounts available to nurses and students

From food shopping to eating out, find out what’s on offer and if you’re eligible

Winter ready: infection prevention and control measures to take now

Getting flu and COVID-19 vaccinations are top of the list of actions you can take

Mental health apps: recommending the best one for a patient or service user

How to select a clinically approved, evidence-based app from the thousands available

NHS pensions: how the October 2022 changes will affect your income and retirement

Will the next stage of the pensions overhaul leave an ill-timed dent in your pay packet?

Fireworks, sparklers and bonfire injuries: treatment advice and how to promote safety

Tips to share on preventing harm, particularly to children, and what to do in case of burns

Anaemia and surgery: early diagnosis and management to minimise risk

New guidance on managing anaemia outlines a patient-centred perioperative pathway

Falls prevention in older people with impaired vision: guidance and practical advice

How to assess hazards in homes and care settings, and the importance of a holistic approach

Industrial action ballot: how it works and what you need to know

Our guide explains the rules on the poll and its potential impact on pay

Long-COVID: support in assessing and managing patients

Guidance for primary care nurses on this new condition, which requires regular updated advice

Menopause at work: what if employers were required to make reasonable adjustments?

The workplace changes that could help nurses cope with debilitating symptoms

What happens when someone makes a complaint about you: a step-by step guide for nurses

Take some of the stress out of the process by finding out what to expect at every stage

Flu vaccine: who is included in this year’s programme and how it will work

The UK Health Security Agency has issued fresh guidance for the coming 2022-23 flu season

Multiple sclerosis: latest NICE guidance on understanding symptoms and treatments

Guideline reflects progress made in care and management of adults with MS

Caring for people with learning disabilities: a guide for primary care nurses

New RCN guidance addresses health inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities

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