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How to Be a Successful Self-Employed Nurse: Unsuccessful Shifts

So, you’re fully registered and have applied for your first shifts through Florence. Fantastic...

How To Fix An Inadequate/Requires Improvement CQC Rating

In January 2018, consumer watchdog Which? examined 1,917 care homes and found 24% required improv...

Get Florence On Your Mobile's Home Screen

As the completed app is in the pipeline yet to be released, for quicker and easier access to the ...

Ever Wonder Why I Started Florence?

I’m often asked why I started Florence. Sometimes I wonder if the question is a euphemism for...

11 Ways To Get Better Sleep After A Night Shift

We all know how important sleep is to allow our brains and bodies to recover from the previous da...

Pulse Nursing or Florence? - 6 Key Differences You Should Know!

Florence is very different to a nursing agency. Florence is in fact, the brand new way for nur...

How To Be a Successful Self-Employed Nurse: Online Profile

To realise your full potential in a self-employed role, you may have realised that there are a se...

Pulse Nursing v’s Florence - 4 Differences You Probably Didn’t Know

And one similarity that will probably surprise you. Florence is not an agency. We always ...

8 Ways For Nurses To Deal With Stress

Too much stress can become a far reaching problem, from having detrimental effects on your physic...

10 Awesome Easter Care Home Activities

Care homes world wide are increasingly realising the value of implementing thought-out activity p...

Medication Errors? Here Are 6 Ways To Prevent Making Them

Medication errors cause appalling levels of harm and deaths. In fact, it is suggested that 1...

5 Easy Ways For Nurses To Stay Healthy

We want to remind you how vital it is for nurses to remember to look after and nurture themselves...

How To Be a Successful Self-Employed Nurse: Client Relationships

**Here are 7 reasons why, as a self-employed nurse, you need to build your client relationships a...

5 First Shift Hot Tips

Most people have no idea of what it’s like to work in a new location each day. As an agency o...

Florence Comes To The North West. We'd Love To Meet You

"You'll need to be down for breakfast by 6 am and out of the house for 7 am" said Charles, Founde...

This Is How Florence Helps Nursing Home Managers Maintain Continuity Of Care

Last week we announced the launch of our brand new feature: Nurse Invites. The **Nurse Invit...

How To Be a Successful Self-Employed Nurse: Personal Branding

Success as a self-employed nurse requires a little more than just practical skills. This is the f...

Tell Your Friends About Florence

Sharing is caring; don't keep Florence a secret. Florence is an online platform that helps se...

Self-Employed Nurses Should Consider These 7 Things When Completing Their Tax Returns

Tax doesn’t have to be taxing. With the 31st January deadline fast approaching it can be easy ...

Here's How Technology Can Help Supercharge Your Care Home

Temporary staff are a growing part of the care sector workforce with up to <a href="http://www.rc...

This Is How Payment Works With Florence

We built Florence with the mission to empower nurses across the country to effectively manage the...

5 Differences between Sole Trader and Limited Company Status

Nurses that book shifts through <a href="https://www.florenceapp.co.uk/">Florence</a> are self-em...

Meet the Florence team: Dr Charles Armitage, Co-Founder and Managing Director

Florence is a tech business trying to change the way that healthcare professionals book temporary...

4 Secret Technologies That Can Help You Supercharge Your Care Home

Disruptive technologies are transforming the way we live our lives. From booking a taxi to arran...

The Agency "Black Hole"

Agency spend on Registered Nurses in the UK is at an endemic level, and everyone knows it. But wh...

8 Simple Tricks To Help You On Your First Day As An Agency Nurse!

One of the advantages of choosing nursing as a profession is the flexibility and diversity of exp...

Why Are You Still Using Expensive Recruitment Agencies?

Recruiting temporary RGNs is a necessary evil. Healthcare organisations don't want to use tempor...

Here Are 6 Amazing Ways to Stay Safe When Travelling to Your Night Shift

As nurses, we are generally used to making our way to and from work when others are still in bed....

Recruit Registered Nurses Using Facebook. Here's How

It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that we are going through the worst healthcare recruitmen...

Here Are Some Reasons Why Nurses Are Not Revalidating?

There is some interesting data out regarding registration and why nurses are not revalidating or ...

Florence Open Day and Photoshoot

Florence is an online platform that helps Registered Nurses search and book shifts without an age...

6 Ways to Increase Staff Productivity in your Nursing Home

It will come as no surprise that there is a huge nursing crisis in the UK. Armed with this infor...

Payment Schedule June- July 2017

From the middle of July, we will be introducing a new payment system into the Florence platform. ...

7 shocking stats about UK nurses in 2017

The demand for nurses in the UK is expected to rise as the population grows and ages. Nurses are...

12 tips to help you create the perfect CV

As a Registered Nurse, you’ll already have the appropriate qualifications, skills and training to...

6 Reasons Why Agencies Are Contributing To The Care Home Recruitment Crisis

It will come as no suprise to anyone living in the UK that we are in the midst of the worst healt...

Five Top Tips To Help You with Handover

To ensure a smooth transition of shifts, the handover is crucial for all nurses. Handovers diff...

Nursing survey June 2017

We read so much about nurses in the media but we never seem to hear anything from the people that...

Here’s How Florence Differs From Nursing Agencies

A question we often get asked is how Florence differs from traditional nursing agencies. We appr...

Payment Schedule May - June 2017

We often get asked about how payment works, so in an effort to ensure there is complete transpare...

Refer A Care Home or Private Hospital

We are acutely aware that the competition for shifts is very high at the moment. We’ve had an ov...

The Florence Community Golden Rules

As many of you know, Florence is not a nursing agency. Florence is a marketplace to help RGNs fi...

8 Simple Strategies To Help Retain Your Best Nurses

It will come as no surprise to anyone that we are in the midst of the worst recruitment crisis in...

Would You Leave Nursing For Another Job?

Nursing isn't easy. With the fall in the numbers joining the profession, an increase in workload...

Free CPD-accredited training for our nurses

Florence is very pleased to announce that we will be offering free CPD-accredited courses to all ...

Remembering the Doctors and Nurses of World War II

Being a modern health professional can be a tough job which often entails working in adrenaline f...

Some Nurses Are Supplementing Their Pay Through "Big Pharma"

I have always believed, perhaps naively, that as a professional group, we nurses were immune when...

How Do We Solve The Worst Healthcare Staffing Crisis in Living Memory?

It would not be hyperbolic to say that the healthcare industry is in the grips of one of the wors...

Are You Concerned About Revalidation? Here's A Simple Guide To Help

**What Is Revalidation?** Revalidation is the process that RGNs and Midwives must complete to ...

NHS Funding – Is the Government Ignoring the ‘Canary in the coal mine’?

Many reports have come out about the pressure that NHS hospitals are facing due to lack of money ...

Here's Why You Can Still Book Agency Shifts Through Florence via Your Limited Company

Hello everyone, I'm Dr Charles Armitage, Managing Director of Florence. Many of our nurses have ...

Here's What We Learned From A Difficult, Yet Special Moment Regarding The Care Of A Dying Woman

*‘Caring for Sara’ – Reflections and Thoughts on Nursing, Death and Dying.* Many years ago, wh...

6 Simple Steps to Creating An Account With Florence

Florence gives nurses the power to book higher paying shifts online. By using our free platform,...

Taking an ‘Open-and-Not-Knowing’ Approach To Nursing

Most of us go into nursing wanting to be able to delivery expert care. No doubt we feel achieveme...

What Type Of Nurse Are you? Take The Test And Find Out.

When you’ve been nursing for a while you soon get to know the different flavours of nurses that p...

10 questions you're likely to be asked in an interview and how to answer them

We train for years to provide the best possible care for patients; we’re experts in our field and...

8 Tips On Becoming A Self-Employed Registered Nurse

Becoming self-employed is increasingly common within the UK workforce. The Office for National S...

Ban on NHS Nurses Working Agency Shifts Dropped

Florence is pleased to announce positive news for all NHS nurses who work agency shifts in their ...

4 Tips To Help You Deal With Dreadful Doctors

Working in healthcare means that you are exposed to new people every single day. Huge workforces,...

7 Awesome Tips to Help You Navigate Your Way Through Revalidation

I recently attended the London Nurse Show at Alexandra Palace and checked into some useful and in...

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