Expert advice

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

Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool: how to use it in practice

Steps to identify malnutrition issues among patients and develop a care plan

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

Polio: why it is in the news and how nurses can safeguard children

Nurses are urged to check if patients and their children are vaccinated

If a patient leaves me money in their will, would I be allowed to keep it?

What any nurse should consider before deciding whether to accept or decline money or gifts

Monkeypox: should we be worried and are nurses at increased risk?

How to spot signs, identifying risk factors and understanding the treatment options

Unsocial hours payments for NHS staff: your quick guide

How much you should be paid and when – and what to do if payroll makes a mistake

NMC registration fee: where your money goes, plus how to get help to pay

What to do if you’re worried you’ll struggle to pay the £120, or have missed a payment

Hepatitis in children: symptoms, possible causes and treatment

Children affected by the sudden onset of hepatitis are predominantly under five years old

NHS mileage allowances: what are you entitled to and why it needs an urgent update

Nurses have been hit hard by rising fuel costs as NHS mileage allowances fail to cover costs

Mental capacity: when can relatives make treatment decisions for a patient?

What you need to know about the Mental Capacity Act and lasting power of attorney

Why communication is key in the care of people with learning disabilities

NHS organisations need to ensure healthcare information and support is accessible

Verification and certification of death: what is a nurse’s role in the process?

The obligations and processes related to patient death

Child refugees: how nurses should assess their needs

Nurses need to be aware of safeguarding as well as physical health needs

Shingles: what you need to know about risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and prevention

Related to chickenpox, shingles can cause complications, particularly in older people

Finance apps: the help you need to manage your money and find offers and discounts

With living costs rising sharply, take a look at our list of apps that put you in control

Clinical supervision: what is it and how can it improve your practice and well-being?

Tips for using these reflective sessions for professional development and to reduce stress

NHS pension changes: what you need to know

The age discrimination ‘remedy’ takes effect soon – find out what it could mean for you

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