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Chronic pain: supporting colleagues living and working with this invisible disability

Persistent pain can affect a nurse’s career options and quality of life

Dysphagia assessment and treatment: how to support patients with eating and drinking

Your guide to identifying signs and risks, plus practical steps to aid swallowing

Stroke response: how to act FAST and support recovery

Ensure your patients get the best care, from emergency treatment to rehabilitation referral

Frightened to phone in sick? You’re not alone, survey finds

Presenteeism and how ill health doesn’t feel like a good enough reason to stay off work

Crumbling NHS hospital buildings: how mental health is at the back of the funding queue

What chance do trusts have of winning much-needed investment in their bricks and mortar?

Migraine: how to head off symptoms and when to seek medical advice

Find out what you and your employer can do to reduce severity or even prevent onset
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Juggling work and home carer roles: what staff support groups have to offer

How a ‘safe space’ for working carers can ease pressures and improve retention

Steep rise in NHS staff absence: do you feel under pressure to fill the gaps?

Find out about your rights to time off as your work life hits new levels of stress

Are you a disordered eater? How being a nurse could be putting you at risk

Protected mealtimes are helpful to patients, so maybe it’s time you had them too

COVID-19: how to avoid skin damage while wearing PPE

Expert advice for nurses on minimising the effects of prolonged use of masks and visors

Heart failure: how to spot the signs and improve patients’ quality of life

While heart failure cannot be cured, symptoms can be controlled for many years

Chronic wounds: what nurses can do to improve treatment and optimise healing

Approaches to ulcers and chronic wounds remain inconsistent – and costly – throughout the NHS

Parkinson’s: what you might not know about the condition

The world’s fastest-growing neurological condition is not just a disease of older people

Presents from patients: when is accepting a Christmas gift not allowed?

Patients may want to show appreciation, but there are rules about gifts to staff

ECT: what is it, what should it be used to treat and is it effective?

An audit of UK electroconvulsive therapy services has highlighted questions around its use

Coping with work stress: are you turning to food, alcohol or antidepressants?

Our well-being survey suggests many nurses are struggling to find healthy outlets for stress

Trauma-informed care: why it should be part of every nurse’s practice

One in three adults has experienced trauma, which can affect mental and physical health

Diabetes distress and denial: finding ways to help patients cope with their diagnosis

For some people, diagnosis and the ensuing lifestyle changes can be overwhelming

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