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Three nurses at a very busy hospital workstation

Groundbreaking safe staffing law now in force for nurses in Scotland

All Scottish health and care settings must have enough qualified nurses to provide safe care

Some £1 coins spread on a document with the word pension printed under the heading payments

What every nurse in the NHS needs to know about the pension scheme overhaul

How you might be affected – plus a warning to anyone thinking of opting out

A nurse holds a pen and document as she talks to a patient sitting up in a hospital bed, both of them wearing protective masks

NMC closes temporary register set up during COVID-19 crisis

Temporary register saw thousands return to nursing to aid vulnerable at peak of pandemic

A nurse holding a clipboard makes notes while in the background a patient lies in a hospital bed

The (quiet) steps you can take to help inpatients get a good night’s sleep

Find out about measures that minimise disturbance at night – but don’t mean extra workload

Photo of nurse associate students in training, illustrating story about their introduction in Wales

NMC agrees to regulate nursing associate role in Wales

First nursing associates expected to begin training in autumn 2025

A fast-paced image of paramedics and nursing staff swiftly rushing a patient on a trolley into the emergency department

Toxicity in the ED: how to change a culture of blame and shame

What can be done to tackle toxicity in your workplace?

Evidence and Practice

Burnout can be a product of stress from nurses’s work: a woman with a stressed expression on her face sits on the floor and absently examines her hands

How do I recognise and respond to signs of burnout in myself and colleagues in the ED?

Advice on recognising burnout in yourself and others, and where to find support

Improving suicide risk screening in the emergency department

Improving suicide risk screening in the emergency department

Learn about the use of the Columbia-Suicide Severity Risk Scale

Blunt mechanism chest wall injury: initial patient assessment and acute care priorities

Blunt mechanism chest wall injury: initial patient assessment and acute care priorities

A prognostic model predicting complications helps nurses to asses risk and level of care...

Developing and evaluating a major trauma course and coaching programme for ward nurses

Developing a major trauma course and coaching programme for ward nurses

A bespoke course is helping to increase nurses’ competence when caring for patients with...

Reducing the burden on Welsh ambulance services and emergency departments: a mental health 999 clinical support desk initiative

Reducing the burden on ambulance services and EDs: a mental health initiative

How mental health professionals worked with 999 call centre clinical support in Wales

Nitrous oxide tank cold burn to the forearm: a case study and discussion of the literature

Nitrous oxide tank cold burn to forearm: case study and discussion of the literature

N2O burn presentations are increasingly common in EDs, pointing to need for more formal care...


Illustration featuring five different NHS uniform tunic colours, from left to right: indigo, green, sea blue, navy blue and light blue

Uniform approach: what we like about our standardised scrubs

Nurses from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on the pros of their nations’ uniforms

A hospital nurse breaking bad news to a woman about her loved one

How to communicate the news of a sudden or unexpected death in the ED to the family

Nurses have an important role in offering support and space to family and friends

Illustration shows healthcare staff around a table formed from a clock face to suggest a team approach to rostering

Rostering: could more control over your shift timings transform your work-life balance?

Team-based rostering pilots point to improved staff retention and greater collaboration

Community nurse arrives at man’s front door. The two greet each other, suggesting a they share a warm bond

Bonding with long-term patients: promoting continuity of care within healthy boundaries

Tips on fostering ongoing therapeutic relationships while avoiding undue attachment

Bad manager

How to handle a bullying, weak or incompetent boss

Tips on initiating constructive conversations and where to seek support over poor leadership

A nurse in scrubs is frowning and hunching her shoulders in a sign of distress

Under excess pressure? The emotional signs of stress and how to deal with them

Tips for identifying worrying signs and supporting yourself and colleagues


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

A nurse stands in front of a line of other nurses, looking happy and confident. Yet nurses often downplay their role

Our professional inferiority complex: why you’re never ‘just’ a nurse

Safety-critical care is what we do, yet some of us can’t resist the urge to downplay

A triage nurse speaks to a patient and her friend to assess their symptoms in the emergency department

Staff safety and well-being is vital in pressurised emergency departments

Overcrowding and other pressures can take their toil on ED nursing staff


Nurse, face unseen, holds an illuminated lightbulb, with systematically connected dots appearing to radiate from, illustrating the capacity of nurses to be innovative

Care innovations: how to spark ideas on placement and influence change in practice

Hospital-based projects are a chance to gather evidence, present a case and improve care

Leading change as a nursing student: how to develop an innovation

Award winner explains how she co-produced a relevant, helpful resource with patients

Could a dual registration degree in nursing and social work be good for your career?

Find out about the potential benefits and what to expect from an integrated programme


Three young woman huddle together, all looking at their phones. Social media can effective in advertising nurse vacancies

Social media recruitment: how you can turbo-charge interest in vacancies where you work

TikTok and other platforms are proving to be powerful tools for filling nurse roles

Top half of clock-face, with the word deadline emblazoned on it, the time showing six minutes to midnight. Revalidation deadlines can induce panic in NMC registrants

Help! My revalidation is looming and I’m worried I’ve left it too late to get started

Don’t panic – let our portfolio tool take the strain out of organising your documents

Sexual assault referrals: my work as a forensic nurse examiner

A typical day in this demanding role, and the skills and compassion required