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How a change to care pathways at one trust has cut the need for amputations

Find out how a collaborative approach to change can help you improve patient care

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

Courage to lead: how any nurse can create real change

No matter what your nursing experience, if you have the desire to create change, you can

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

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

Expert advice

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

Editorial

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Senior nurses are just as prone to workplace strains and stresses

We need greater awareness of how staff shortages and the pandemic are affecting senior nurses

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Covid-19

Stay calm and provide practical leadership

Model good management and leadership, and demonstrate exemplary infection control

Nurses taking industrial action in Northern Ireland

2020: the year we can raise the profile of nurses worldwide

International Year of the Nurse and Midwife begins with good news in Northern Ireland

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Why nurses should make their voices heard and use their vote in the forthcoming election

Vote for the candidate you think could make a difference to health and social care

Well-being guardians

We must all help to transform the well-being culture in the NHS

Well-being guardians may lead the way, but we all have our part to play

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Welcome to a new era for Nursing Management

Welcome to your new-look Nursing Management journal

Your views

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Readers’ panel: What should the new health and social care secretary prioritise?

Nursing Standard readers have their say on what Matt Hancock should focus on

Reviews

Book review: Snowball in a Blizzard: The Tricky Problem of Uncertainty in Medicine

Retired practice development nurse Valerie McGurk reviews Snowball in a Blizzard: The Tricky Problem of Uncertainty in Medicine

Book review: Transitions to Practice: Essential Concepts for Health and Social Care...

Principle lecturer Kay Norman reviews Transitions to Practice: Essential Concepts for Health and Social Care Practitioners

Book review: Revalidation: A Journey for Nurses and Midwives

Professional development and revalidation lead nurse Carolyn Middleton reviews Revalidation: A Journey for Nurses and Midwives

Book review: Nurses and Nursing: The Person and the Profession

Patient experience and quality manager Eleanor Sherwen reviews Nurses and Nursing: The Person and the Profession

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Book review: Learning for Organizational Development

This book offers useful advice easily transferrable to nursing management settings

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