By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Your browser seems to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser.


Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.


Nursing Practice

Looking for a particular topic? Try searching by specialism

There are critical differences between the two most commonly used syringe pumps

Safe practice in syringe pump management Subscription Required


Syringe pumps are a vital tool for administering medicine, especially in palliative care. However, nurses must have training before using them to ensure patient safety.

Great teams have a plan for how their members act and work together

How to build effective teams in healthcare Subscription Required


Effective teams need a shared purpose. Building teams requires a teaming strategy to ensure all members are clear about their role and the team’s purpose.

Nurses are increasingly employing Twitter hashtags to forge professional connections

NMC code advice on digital communications Subscription Required


The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s new code takes the first step in promoting online professionalism and appropriate behaviour in the use of social networking.

Nurses must have a solid understanding of a patients culture beliefs and traditions to be able to deliver effective individualised holistic care

Cultural competence in nursing Muslim patients Subscription Required


Nurses who understand the Muslim worldview and religious or cultural practices are better placed to provide person-centred care to Muslim patients without stereotyping.

Pulmonary tuberculosis: the disease can be transmitted by coughing and sneezing

Barriers to managing TB in emergency departments Subscription Required


A survey of staff in an emergency department unit explored whether they had the knowledge to recognise and manage patients presenting with tuberculosis.

More double-blind peer reviewed articles

'The value of Schwartz Rounds should not be underestimated'

'The value of Schwartz Rounds should not be underestimated' Subscription Required


Having facilitated more than a dozen Schwartz Rounds, I have come to realise that being a health professional is an extremely odd lifestyle choice.

More practice comments

Donna Wood

Basic nurse training and an ability to adapt are the best tools for fighting Ebola


Donna Wood gave up her Yuletide comforts to go and help fight the spread of Ebola

Paul Fish

'ICU can be a great choice for new graduates'


We talk to Professor Paul Fish, director of nursing at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and visiting professor of nursing leadership at London South Bank University, who qualified as a nurse 15 years ago.

Jackie Lynton

'You start out as a student nurse with every hope you are going to change the world'


We talk to Jackie Lynton, head of transformation at NHS Improving Quality, who has been a nurse for 33 years.

See more opinion

Incidents of workplace bullying are on the rise

Bullying dynamics

Incidents of workplace bullying are on the rise, so what can be done about it?

Popular searches from the archive

This week's free access article...


Changes introduced into the revised NMC code

This article is available in full to non-subscribers until 8 April, just register for free to access.

Why is this article important?

The updated NMC Code comes into force this week. Our free article looks at the changes to the Code and how nurses and midwives are expected to use it.

After reading the article consider:

  • How can you make the Code central to daily practice?
  • How does the Code link to revalidation?
  • How should nurses promote professionalism?

Kathryn Godfrey

'Some good news for care of the older person'

It seems the tide may be turning on the way older people are treated in the NHS, with the need to develop and improve this important area of care at last being acknowledged and acted on. There were two announcements this week that gave me hope that change is coming.

more blogs from the NT team

Looking for a particular topic?


You can search our archive by Specialism or perform an academic search

Looking for a new career?


We have current nursing and healthcare assistant vacancies on Nursing Times Jobs!

Start your search here