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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

Nursing in social care: how leadership opportunities can change its image

Using career pathways and peer support to attract people to the sector

Salary sacrifice purchases: things to consider before signing up

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

‘Smoke-free’ NHS sites: how support for patients and staff can make it a reality

On-site cessation teams, staff programmes and e-cigarette use are all part of the solution

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

Advice on using services such as WhatsApp safely in healthcare settings

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

Retire or stay: why nurses are working into their 70s

How flexible retirement options are encouraging more nurses to stay

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

When managers experience compassion fatigue

Trying to ease constant pressures and support staff can take a toll – here’s how to seek help

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

Supervision on clinical placement: relationships can make or break the experience

How to get practice learning right whether you’re the supervisor or the student

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

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