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COVID-19 guidelines: what our review found was an astonishing lack of evidence base

Ill-informed reviews left nurses vulnerable – and we must not let this happen again

Industrial action: I chose not to strike before, but this time is different

RCN Nurses of the Year appeal to colleagues to stand up for pay and patients

Emergency care in crisis: the incompetence that underlies NHS failures

Deficit in acute beds means unprecedented pressure on overstretched emergency nurses

The ‘Big Quit’: would flexible working and retirement options encourage you to stay?

The NHS needs older experienced staff to stay, which will require sustained policy change

Staff retention: what would the NHS look like if nurses’ roles were respected?

Stemming the tide of leavers post-COVID will require more than increased overseas recruitment

Human rights are patients’ rights: how proposed reforms may affect your role

Proposed changes could be at odds with our duty of care and code of conduct

Time’s almost up for the temporary register, but how many will stay on?

As its planned closure raises another red flag, more permanent solutions must be found

Domestic abuse and sexual violence: why we must not believe common myths about victims

Nurses will miss opportunities to safeguard women if they misinterpret victims’ behaviours

Abuse from patients: how it affects me and my colleagues

The shocking rise in violence and aggression and why safe staffing is key to de-escalation

When an older person falls: why practice needs to change

Evidence-based checklist supports safer decision-making to minimise ED attendance

Burnout from COVID-19 emerges as a factor when nurses decide to quit the profession

What are the implications of this pandemic push factor for the UK workforce?

Incivility at work and its impact on your morale as well as patient safety

Anger and bad feeling are a threat to nurses’ well-being and must not be tolerated

How our specialist frailty team helped to improve older people’s care

Patients are now able to return home with a comprehensive plan in place

Why I helped to prosecute a patient after I was assaulted in the emergency department

Nurses should not have to accept acts of aggression from patients as ‘part of the job’

Racist abuse in the NHS: ignoring patients’ prejudice doesn’t make it go away

Managers expect staff to put up with insults, and when we don’t we’re called confrontational

Safe staffing is not a local issue – but England seems to have missed the memo

Legislated nurse-to-patient ratios are gaining support globally, so why not here?

Learning disability and autism training: why my son’s death will not be in vain

New programme will help staff improve their skills and confidence when delivering care

Coping after baby loss: why I set up a ‘safe space’ peer support group

A senior staff nurse explains how it helped her return to work after two miscarriages

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