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Sight loss and driver safety: how to spot symptoms and advise your patients

What you need to know about common conditions and your duty in relation to informing the DVLA

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

Nurses brand call to take on extra cleaning duties ‘ridiculous’ and ‘outrageous’

Hospital’s plan to cover staffing shortages sparks social media backlash

Picture of inappropriate glove use - a nurse wearing gloves fills in a form

New training will help nurses avoid skin damage from gloves while reducing waste

Free online course for all care settings aims to curb excessive reliance on gloves

CCTV image of missing nursing student Owami Davies

New CCTV images of missing nursing student as fourth man arrested

Police release images of Owami Davies on 7 July, the night she disappeared

Evidence and Practice

How to write an action plan with a nurse or nursing student

Rationale and key points Why you should read this article: • To enhance your understanding...

Exploring support strategies for improving nursing student retention

Exploring support strategies for improving nursing student retention

What some HEIs offer and how this may increase the likelihood of students staying on a course

How to interpret arterial blood gas results

How to interpret arterial blood gas results

The steps involved when evaluating respiration and circulation in deteriorating patients

Pharmacological management of chronic heart failure

Pharmacological management of chronic heart failure

Update your knowledge of the common medicines used to treat chronic heart failure

Understanding and mitigating low health literacy

Understanding and mitigating low health literacy

Source techniques to assist you in communicating with people who have low health literacy

Identifying and managing acute kidney injury

Identifying and managing acute kidney injury

Learn its pathophysiology, staging, signs and symptoms, and treatments

Features

The therapeutic relationship: how rapport with patients aids shared decision-making

In an overstretched NHS, the nurse-patient relationship is more important than ever

Integrated care systems: why they’re going to matter to you (if they don’t already)

A seamless health and care system sounds like the perfect plan – but will ICSs work?

Bowel cancer care: a day in the life of colorectal oncology nursing teams

The highs and lows of the roles as COVID pressures continue and teams tackle the backlog

What inspired me to become a nurse – and why I choose to stay

Nurses reflect on their route into the profession and what keeps them motivated

Remote assessments for physical conditions: how to get the most from video calls

Virtual consultations can transform care, and there are tools to help with tech and skills

Inflammatory bowel disease: what it is and how tailored care can improve quality of life

Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease can be debilitating – find out how to support patients

Opinion

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

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

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

Students

Coping with patient death: preparing for your clinical placement

We answer some common questions on care after death and supporting families

What is a nurse paramedic and could this master’s-level role suit you?

A new course integrates the two professions, allowing graduates to forge a new career path

Student wellbeing

Watch: advice for students on supporting your health and well-being

Why common stress tips may not be helpful, and strategies to help you look after yourself

Careers

What does a thrombosis nurse specialist do – and could this be your next role?

The position involves care in preventing, diagnosing and treating venous thromboembolism

Violence reduction nurse specialists: what do they do and what experience do you need?

Working mainly with young people at risk of violence, strong communication skills are key

Becoming a chief nurse: what I’ve learned in the first year

Taking on a senior leadership role in the wake of a pandemic is not easy – here are my tips

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