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PPE: there is more of it – but it’s still not fit for purpose, say female nurses

Nursing Standard survey finds many still struggle to get equipment that fits

Compassionate leadership: how to make it happen in your workplace

Empathy and inclusiveness can be hard to find in the hierarchies of the NHS

Nurses’ freedom to speak: are things better for whistleblowers in the NHS?

Improvements have been made, but work culture still needs to change

Collective action: how nurse power can effect change in working conditions

Nurses acting together can achieve success that has significant implications

Medication errors: how to avoid them and what to do if you make one

Advice on common mistakes, their potential consequences and methods to improve safety

Salary sacrifice purchases: things to consider before signing up

It may seem like a lifeline, but the option can increase financial difficulties for some

Image of a £ symbol in gold breaking through a wall of blocks painted with percentage symbols

Pay offer: how it breaks down and what nurses need to know

Met with a decision to ballot on industrial action, NHS offer is among most complicated ever

Using instant messaging apps at work: what are the advantages and risks?

Advice on using services such as WhatsApp safely in healthcare settings

Can an end to long-term segregation now become a reality?

A positive intervention programme aims to overcome barriers keeping people segregated

How to stay cool at work in the hot weather

Tips that can help you maintain hydration, conserve energy and cope with menopause symptoms

Learning disabilities and autism training: why change was needed

Two tragic deaths were the catalyst for the programmes to improve skills, support and care

Period policies: why every workplace should have one to support staff

Creating healthy workplaces with from menstruation to menopause

Why are nurses more likely to be bullied than other NHS staff?

Advice for staff when faced with a toxic culture that poses a risk to them and patient care

RCN congress 2022: how does it work, and what’s on the agenda this year?

Financial hardship, overwork and compassion fatigue are among the issues for debate

Pressure to work overtime: how to say no and prioritise work-life balance

If you’re working extra hours it may well be unpaid – and it may well be damaging your health

When a patient dies: providing compassionate care and support

How to maintain dignity and privacy, support families and protect your own well-being

Flexible working: have the new rules made a difference for nurses?

What you told our survey about why it matters, making requests and support from managers

Your next pay rise: find out what to expect from NHS negotiations

As the cost of living soars, we guide you though the next steps in the 2022-23 pay deal

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