Analysis

How to improve patient care – and save the planet at the same time

Small sustainable changes can make a huge impact on the health of your patients and the world

Pre-operative anxiety: how to help patients prepare for surgery

Communication and planning are vital – as is knowing how much the patient wants to know

Moving on: how to give notice with grace and not burn your bridges

The pandemic prompted many staff to rethink their careers. Here’s how to plan and do it well

No gimmicks or empty gestures: the well-being support staff really need

Tea tents are no use if you can’t take a tea break; initiatives should start with the basics

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

Delirium types, causes and signs – and how to manage the risk

Tips on recognising this common medical emergency and reducing post-operative risk

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination: what you need to know, and could the flu jab be next?

How the rule change will affect you, plus addressing vaccine hesitancy

When a patient asks for help to die: what the law says, plus how to respond

With debate continuing over changing the law on assisted dying, here’s what you need to know

Race and recruitment in the NHS: the reality for black, Asian and minority ethnic nurses

How colleagues, managers and organisations can eliminate bias from recruitment practices

Periods at work: is nurses’ health at risk through long shifts and lack of breaks?

Nurses face discomfort and anxiety because menstrual health is not a workplace priority

Dying at home: not enough community staff to support a good death, nurses say

Survey highlights ‘perfect storm’ of too few staff and more end of life care at home

Anticipatory prescribing: how to use it to improve care of patients at the end of life

Access to ‘just in case’ medications is fundamental to compassionate palliative care

Lone working: safety measures to support nurses at risk of abuse or attack

Nurses who work alone are particularly vulnerable. Here’s how teams can prioritise safety

How to help patients get a better night’s sleep in hospital

Sleep is vital for good health and recovery, but wards are not always the most restful places

Have you ever been ‘Datixed’? How to end weaponised incident reporting

Bullying and back-covering is leading to inappropriate ‘safety’ reports in the NHS

Making change happen: how to introduce fresh ideas and bring your colleagues with you

Implement and sustain your vision with maximum collaboration and minimum stress

Violence against nurses: why do so many attacks go unreported?

How to support colleagues, increase reporting and response to incidents

Personalised care: how to prioritise shared decision-making in your practice

Practical steps you can take to make this key NHS goal part of everyday patient care

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