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Developing a leadership programme for junior nurses

10 November 2022

Nursing Management


Lifelong learning is an expectation of all nurses and nursing associates. However, after preceptorship there is limited guidance on how junior nurses can progress in...

Supporting children’s nurses to deliver trauma-informed care

08 August 2022

Nursing Children and Young People

Professional issues

World events, such as the conflict in Ukraine, the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, have highlighted the effects of...

Supporting nurse leaders to recognise and mitigate the effects of moral injury

21 September 2022

Nursing Management

Moral injury

The concept of moral injury has been around for several decades, yet its effect on nurses remains under-recognised. Moral injury is defined as the biopsychosocial...

Exploring the psychological effects of sharps injuries sustained by healthcare workers

28 February 2022

Nursing Standard

infection prevention and control

Much of the research into sharps injuries sustained by healthcare workers focuses on prevalence and incidence and to a lesser extent the financial implications of...

Supporting nurses’ recovery during and following the COVID-19 pandemic

15 February 2021

Nursing Standard

nurses’ well-being

Research suggests that working during traumatic events can lead to deteriorating physical and mental health for nurses, a phenomenon that has been demonstrated...

Using acceptance and commitment therapy in everyday conversations to support staff well-being

09 October 2023

Nursing Standard


Healthcare organisations implement a range of staff well-being initiatives and increasingly focus on compassionate leadership. While formal interventions aimed at...

Exploring the professional nurse advocate role and restorative clinical supervision

07 February 2024

Nursing Older People

nurses’ well-being

The professional nurse advocate (PNA) role is the key enabler of delivery of the NHS England Advocating and Educating for Quality Improvement (A-EQUIP) model of...

After COVID-19: preparing staff for future surges in respiratory illness in children and improving well-being

08 April 2024

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence and practice

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic was a challenging experience for children and young people’s services, and the workforce. The Valuing All Staff...

Concerns about practice: supporting staff by fostering a climate of psychological safety

30 May 2024

Nursing Management

evidence and practice

The nursing profession is under growing pressure and many nursing staff find it increasingly challenging to maintain standards and provide safe, effective and...

Examining the effects of COVID-19 on mental health services, service users and nurses

17 May 2021

Nursing Standard

mental health

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020. This article examines the effects of the pandemic on...