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Alcohol and substance misuse among nurses: overcoming fear and stigma to ask for help

Pandemic pressures have contributed to problems for many, but support is available

App will empower 20,000 nurses to choose bank shifts in north west London trusts

Staff can decide when to work among four trusts, in a drive to ease winter pressures on NHS

Protecting ‘nurse’ title in law moves a step closer to reality

Labour MP Dawn Butler tables bill amendment so that only NMC-registered nurses are legitimate

Image of piggy bank with four piles of coins topped by letters spelling out 'wage'

Make pay progression easier to stop nurses quitting, NHS told

NHS must assess if Agenda for Change pay system is fit for purpose, Health Foundation says

Illustration shows nurse walking towards an exit – as nurses respond to NMC report about increasing numbers leaving profession

Nurses tell of workload and money pressures fuelling exodus from the profession

Registrants discuss factors forcing many to quit, as NMC reveals extent of departures

We can’t break NHS staff anymore, warns critical care nurse lead

Nurse leaders fear many staff will quit due to burnout and winter pressures, a survey reveals

Evidence and Practice

Practising cultural humility to promote person and family-centred care

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Role of the nurse in supporting patients to self-manage their medicines effectively

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Engaging with research: practical advice for nurses at every level

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Understanding the pharmacology of the side effects of medicines for effective...

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Heel pressure ulcers: understanding why they develop and how to prevent them

Why you should read this article • To enhance your awareness of the heel as a high-risk area...

Mobile phone interventions to promote adherence to HIV treatment: mitigating the...

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Nurse leadership: targeting stem cell donation and vaccine uptake in the Sikh community

How RCN Nurse Award winner Rohit Sagoo has improved outcomes and engagement

Paul Murray

Patient’s Choice 2021: posthumous award for tireless patient advocate and supporter

Inspirational nurse Paul Murray honoured by many for his dedication to patient care


‘We can help women stop a tragic cycle’: meet our RCN Nurse of the Year 2021

Nicola Bailey defied opposition to set up abortion care in Northern Ireland amid the pandemic

Noel McDonald

Keeping forensic mental health services close to home: a lifetime’s work and leadership

Nurse consultant who transformed patient experience honoured with Special Recognition Award

Orna Carey

Recovery from spinal injury: ‘care was the boost I needed on my long journey’

Orna Carey was nominated for the Patient's Choice award for her dedication to a young patient

Jodie Heath

Community mental healthcare: ‘My son felt listened to when he talked to his nurse’

Jodie Heath nominated for the 2021 Patient's Choice award for supporting young patient's complex health needs


Workforce wake-up call: can the NHS survive the Big Quit?

After a gruelling two years amid staff shortages, UK nurses are following a global trend

Holiday entitlement: how much leave you can take and when

Your annual leave rights, especially during the pandemic, and when your employer can say no

Our part in a greener NHS: we’re making progress, now let’s accelerate it

Nurses see the impact of climate change on health – and we have the power to take action


I have a neurodiverse condition – how can I get the most out of my studies?

Advice from students with conditions such as dyslexia and autism on strategies that can help

Student nurse Ricky Baker

What to do if you are struggling academically

Advice on how to cope if you encounter problems or fail an assignment and how to seek support

Dealing with ethical and moral dilemmas: tips for students

How to proceed when a patient refuses treatment or you experience moral distress


What is a wound care nurse specialist – and could you be one?

Pressure ulcer education, leadership and autonomy are key in this senior role

Revalidating for the first time: what you need to know about each step of the process

We explain the requirements and timeline, plus how to stay on track using a portfolio

Racial diversity in senior roles: how to reach your leadership potential

Internship and development opportunities for black, Asian and minority ethnic staff