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Learning lessons from COVID-19

Nurses share the lessons they have been learning since the pandemic began, how this is helping their practice, and the new ways of working that will be retained in the future. Kathy Oxtoby reports

Age-related discrimination

I have recently seen another job that I would like to apply for but I am in my 60s. When I downloaded the application form, it asked me for my date of birth. I am concerned that the practice will not interview me because of my age.

Practical medicines management

Clinical Pocket Reference has released a portable guide to the practical management of medications, written specifically for practicing nurses. The guide contains information on core subjects such as safe administration of drugs and pharmacology, as well as advice on topics such as record-keeping and communication. The guide is designed to allow healthcare professionals to make informed and evidence-based decisions quickly.

In your Workplace

Our practice manager has said that some of us will have to work some of the bank holidays over Christmas and New Year. Is my new practice allowed to make me work bank holidays?

Disability as a working nurse

I am a nurse working in a busy practice. I enjoy my job but I have a disability that slows me down. It's not obvious to people and I don't like using it as an excuse. I feel that others in my team are getting frustrated by me. A friend told me that disabled people get special protection at work. Is this true and, if so, how would this work for me?

A model for nurse-led care

Cuckoo Lane is one of the only nurse-led practices in the country. Seeta Bhardwa looks at how it all started and what the future holds.

In Your Workplace

NHS Trust HR director Graham White provides an insight into people and workplace issues.

Spotlighting practice nurses

Carol Williams explains how she went from a working nurse to nursing director of an NHS England area team, and her plans for practice nurses.

In your workplace

NHS Trust HR director Graham White offers advice on employment issues affecting nurses.

Honing your leadership skills

Leadership skills must be acquired by identifying, learning and honing them through practice, write Daniel Richard Leff and Penny Humpris

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