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Managing the Emotional Effects of Nursing

Nursing is an emotionally as well as physically taxing profession. Stress, fatigue, depression, and emotional outbreaks are just a few of the many side effects that may plague nurses as an occupational hazard. The nature of the job requires direct and one-on-one interaction with people often in their worse condition. Although professional nurses are trained to keep their emotions controlled, helping people who are in pain or in the last stages of their life can and does naturally have irrevocable effects on nurses. Aside from this, there are many other aspects of the job that compound the stress factor. Stress Stimulators […]

Meet the Consultant: Harmeet

We recently had a chat with Recruitment Consultant, Harmeet who is taking the lead on Inivo’s move further East… East London that is.  Inivo has a fantastic reputation in London for the supply of temporary and last minute nurses in nursing and care homes, what attracted you to the new East London role? I was attracted to the role as it was a fantastic internal opportunity, there is a great deal of potential in East London for Inivo Nurses. You are clearly great at your job, so what are your work passions and values? My passions at work are achieving the […]
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5 Ways to Make Your Patients Smile

Nurses have to don many different hats as they work with so many different groups in their day – patient’s families, patients, hospital administration, nursing home managers and colleagues, and so the list goes on. Patients can be difficult to handle if they are struggling through ill health, being put through procedures or therapy, and dealing with the anxiety surrounding their situation. Making a patient feel good and putting them at ease is of utmost importance and studies show that happy patients tend to heal and recover faster. This doesn’t mean you have to act like a clown, but spreading […]
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Studying to Become a Nurse In the UK

With the rise in the ageing population, complications of Brexit and lack of healthcare staff, more people are encouraged to take up nursing and fill the gaps in the UK healthcare sector. Nursing is, however, a very demanding choice of study path, and requires that a candidate not only shows academic excellence during application but the right attitude and personality to undertake a very challenging role. A nursing student must have superior numeracy, literacy and communication skills to be able to work in a dynamic and demanding work environment. And with this, nursing students can train in either adult, children’s, learning […]
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How to Adjust to Working in a Multi-Cultural Nursing Environment

As a nurse, working abroad can be quite intimidating. It’s not a question of your competence when it comes to nursing skills and knowledge because nursing fundamentals are one and the same no matter which country you are in. Rather it is the idea of working across cultures and in a foreign environment that makes you feel like a fish out of water. A lot of questions go through one’s mind from the crucial ones like: “Will my patients and colleagues understand me with my accent? What are their policies and procedures when it comes to nursing care? How different […]
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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 registered UK nurses to excel and advance in their careers. If you are a registered UK nurse and can’t decide where you want to be in your nursing career 5 or 10 years down the line, you’ve got what it takes to fast track your career for advancement. This post is for you, to help you build and advance your nursing career in the right direction. Here’s how to do it: Choose the Right Organisations […]
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Top 5 Apps for UK Nurses

Nursing is a noble profession. Nurses worldwide are trained to care, show compassion, and comfort their patients – this is how they build up the patients’ confidence in them and the nursing profession. A profession as dignified as nursing comes with its own set of challenges. It is demanding and nurses are often witnessed pulling long hours and double shifts to live up to the taxing nature of their jobs. This is where life gets tough, but thanks to modern technology there are now additional ways to help manage the pressure. Here are 5 apps that can help make life easier […]

8 Top Recruitment Sites for Nursing Jobs in London

If you’re looking for nursing jobs in London or anywhere else in the UK, we’ve put together a list of online resources to help you out. Following are the 8 best online recruitment sites to help you find a good nursing job. 1. CV Library Upload your CV to the online portal and create a job profile. Subscribe for job alerts so that the portal can notify you of any jobs that match your CV and profile. New nursing jobs are updated daily and a simple search using the keyword “nurse” will list all the available nursing jobs in London […]
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The Potential Impact of Brexit on EU Nurses Working in the UK

Back in June, Britain decided to part ways with the EU and since then, things like we know them have changed considerably. Brexit took its toll on the political, cultural, and social spectrums of the country and the rift it created has been felt by almost everything – including the healthcare, nursing and the NHS. With their future uncertain, many EU nurses are applying for permanent residency in the UK, however this turned out to be one of the most controversial negotiation terms in the aftermath of UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The NHS can simply NOT work without nurses […]

5 Tips to Manage Nursing Stress – On and Off Shift

Nursing (nursing homes or hospitals) is a demanding job and comes with varying levels of stress. It is important that nurses find ways to manage their personal, and work related stress in order to avoid burn-out. It is understood that a nursing shift can include a roller coaster of emotions on a daily basis, as nurses are put in situations that stimulate them, challenge them, frustrate them, overwhelm them, and sometimes make them anxious. Here are 5 simple tips that can help you better manage your stress: Balance Don’t work non-stop without a break. Whether it is continuous shifts or […]