Nurse News

For the latest nursing news, nursing tips or simply thought and gossip. We round up all the things that help London’s agency nurses be the best they can!

Nurse Christmas Gift Ideas

Nurse Christmas Gift Ideas

We're well into December and that means many people are looking for gifts for family members and colleagues! We've been on the hunt for unique and quirky nurse Christmas gift ideas that are sure to be loved! Whether you buying for a nurse colleague, friend or loved...

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Top 5 Online UK Nursing Resources

Top 5 Online UK Nursing Resources

Working in the UK nursing arena is certainly varied and interesting. As a registered nurse, you’ll be qualified to work in a wide range of healthcare environments, from local GPs and hospitals to private clinics and nursing homes. A UK Nursing qualification is also...

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Benefits of a Nursing Career in the UK

Benefits of a Nursing Career in the UK

Most of those who work in nursing will tell you it’s more than just a career, it’s a calling. Providing care for patients at the most critical time in their life is rewarding and challenging. It’s a job where no one day is quite like another. But choosing to pursue a...

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Nurse Self Care – Get Enough Sleep!

Nurse Self Care – Get Enough Sleep!

If you can’t remember the last time you had a good night’s sleep, you’ve got something in common with about 68% of the population. In our over-stressed world, it seems we’re getting less than our allotted 8 hours a night and that can have a huge impact on overall...

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Nurse Self Care – Healthy Eating Habits

Nurse Self Care – Healthy Eating Habits

Nobody is more aware of the benefits of healthy eating than a nurse. The trouble is, with the demanding and stressful job of nursing, it is easy for nurses themselves get into bad habits. Eating on the go, opting for quick but unhealthy food and working odd shifts can...

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Why You Should Consider a Career in Nursing

Why You Should Consider a Career in Nursing

There are few careers that attract such widespread admiration as nursing. People go into this element of healthcare profession for a whole variety of reasons, most notably because they want to help others. There’s no doubt that a career in nursing is challenging. But...

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How to Respond to Nurse Bullying

How to Respond to Nurse Bullying

There is widespread incidence of nurse bullying within the healthcare profession that still continues today. Some nurses may have encountered bullies before which made them question their own ability, skills and nursing credibility. Remember that the victims are not...

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Choose the Best Nursing Shifts

Choose the Best Nursing Shifts

Being able to do agency work and take on extra nursing shifts is great. Earning extra money to add to your savings or put towards your next holiday is always a bonus. With the recent nursing shortages across the country, agency nurses are high in demand. However, as...

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Nursing Time Management – Top Tips

Nursing Time Management – Top Tips

Being a nurse is a rewarding job, however it often comes with a frantic schedule. More experienced nurses will have become better at managing their time more efficiently. For new nurses, nursing time management is a skill that needs to be worked at. Here are a few...

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Communicating Effectively with Doctors

Communicating Effectively with Doctors

In hospitals, there seems to be an unspoken hierarchy where doctors reign supreme. It may be understandable for some since they make the diagnosis and treatments. However, some nurses find this social ladder quite intimidating making communicating effectively with...

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The Stigma of Agency Nursing

The Stigma of Agency Nursing

With the advent of the NHS staffing crisis, and shortage of care home nurses,  agency nurses are often around to support. Nurses however are quite a "clicky"bunch. Nurses like the familiar faces of colleagues and people who they are comfortable working with. They like...

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Top 7 Nursing Essentials

Top 7 Nursing Essentials

Every job has its only unique requirements and there are certain things without which, you would not be able to carry out your role to the best of your ability. Nursing is no different - there are nursing essentials that make the job just that much easier, and make...

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Building Cultural Competence in Nursing

Building Cultural Competence in Nursing

The world is a much smaller place than it was a decade or so ago as a result of globalisation. We have become exposed to different kinds of food and drink as well as cultures. Exposure however does not automatically lead to a deeper understanding of our diversity as...

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How to Avoid Nursing Burnout

How to Avoid Nursing Burnout

With the current healthcare work climate in the UK, it isn’t surprising to hear about nursing burnout more often. Working as a nurse is a demanding job that requires constant focus. It is highly challenging taking care of sick and vulnerable people and understaffing...

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Be Assertive when Building Your Nursing Career

Be Assertive when Building Your Nursing Career

No person is the same. Each and every one of us is distinct - different personality, a different identity. Our characteristics define who we are and it is a roadmap of where we were and where we will be. In the workplace, there are times when individuality helps with...

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Techniques to Manage Nursing Stress

Techniques to Manage Nursing Stress

Although it can be one of the most rewarding professions, nursing can also be the most stressful. Understaffing, limited breaks, ultra-long shifts and a lack of training are among the reasons that nurses are leaving the NHS in their droves. In order to be able to look...

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Improve your Nursing Bedside Manners

Improve your Nursing Bedside Manners

It isn’t unusual to discover that some nurses lack nursing bedside manners, but can this set of skills be taught or learned? Nursing bedside manners are an essential trait to have, for a nurse. Your manner will help you to establish rapport with your patient and also...

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Top tips for Nurses Returning to Work

Top tips for Nurses Returning to Work

It isn’t unusual for nurses to take a career detour these days. Actually, it seems to be becoming more of the norm as medical professionals move to experience other environments or to decide whether their chosen field is really the one for them. In some instances...

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How to Survive Your First Day of Agency Nursing

How to Survive Your First Day of Agency Nursing

Even if you are a seasoned nurse, doing your first agency shift can still be daunting. Adjusting to a new working environment and working with a new healthcare team in a new routine can be overwhelming. This is especially true when as an agency nurse you are expected...

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5 Ways to Advance Your Nursing Career

5 Ways to Advance Your Nursing Career

A nursing career in the UK can be demanding and exciting at the same time. There are plenty of opportunities and specialisations available that allow you to excel and advance your nursing career in the UK. If you are a registered UK nurse and can’t decide where you...

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Promote a Healthy Lifestyle: Be a Healthy Nurse

Promote a Healthy Lifestyle: Be a Healthy Nurse

It is not a secret in the care profession that nurses often don’t have the best lifestyle choices and practices. It's difficult to be a healthy nurse! Our job demands dedication and makes it hard for us to drink when we’re thirsty, eat regularly and even go to the...

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What Nurses Want From a Modern London Nursing Agency

What Nurses Want From a Modern London Nursing Agency

Modern London nursing agencies have emerged with a vision to facilitate residential, public and private sectors in finding trained and qualified nurses. Through agencies, nurses have the flexibility to choose where and when they want to work in their designated field....

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