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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

Acting up: find out if you should be getting more money

What you need to know if you are taking on work that is not part of your normal role

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

DNACPR notices: the patient’s role in decision-making and when consent is needed

The discussions required for valid notices, and how patients and their families are involved

Medical records: am I allowed to look at my own notes at work?

What the law says about accessing your records, plus your rights of access

Issuing fit notes: what does the change in legislation mean for nurses?

All you need to know about written statements on fitness for work, plus the training required

If a patient leaves me money in their will, would I be allowed to keep it?

What any nurse should consider before deciding whether to accept or decline money or gifts

Unsocial hours payments for NHS staff: your quick guide

How much you should be paid and when – and what to do if payroll makes a mistake

NMC registration fee: where your money goes, plus how to get help to pay

What to do if you’re worried you’ll struggle to pay the £120, or have missed a payment

NHS mileage allowances: what are you entitled to and why it needs an urgent update

Nurses have been hit hard by rising fuel costs as NHS mileage allowances fail to cover costs

Mental capacity: when can relatives make treatment decisions for a patient?

What you need to know about the Mental Capacity Act and lasting power of attorney

Child refugees: how nurses should assess their needs

Nurses need to be aware of safeguarding as well as physical health needs

Finance apps: the help you need to manage your money and find offers and discounts

With living costs rising sharply, take a look at our list of apps that put you in control

NHS pension changes: what you need to know

The age discrimination ‘remedy’ takes effect soon – find out what it could mean for you

Pain measurement: tools that can aid assessment, including for patients with dementia

Find out about the tools and scales for acute and chronic pain that can aid your practice

When would I need to self-refer to the NMC?

Expectations related to ill health and legal action, plus what doesn’t warrant self-referral

Revalidation: what to do if you’re running out of time and work pressures aren’t helping

Your quick guide to stress-free revalidation, plus what to do if you need an extension

COVID-19 home treatments for vulnerable people: the new antiviral options

Who is eligible for the treatments, what they do and how they are administered

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