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Investigation of the causes and effects of stress in nurses working ‘floating shifts’

16 June 2022

Nursing Management


Background Nurses working in hospitals may occasionally be reassigned to other wards for various reasons, for example to cover sudden absences or to support...

Night-shift napping

02 January 2008

Nursing Standard


Fatigue can be a major problem for nurses working night shifts and could put patient care at risk. Taking brief naps may help.

Self-rostering, work-life balance and job satisfaction in UK nursing: a literature review

26 July 2022

Nursing Management


Nursing vacancies are high across the UK, with some nurses considering leaving the profession. Evidence suggests that employers, including the NHS, need to be more...

Development of approaches and legislation to optimise nurse staffing levels

24 July 2018

Nursing Standard

Safe staffing

Nurses and the environment in which they work have an important role in patient safety and quality of care. Evidence demonstrates a link between lower nurse staffing...