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RCN campaigns


Help us to promote nursing, champion high quality care, and fight harmful cuts.

As an RCN member, you can get involved in our campaigns to promote nursing, champion top quality care and fight harmful cuts.

Fund Our Future nurses 

Nursing students are unique. Their courses are longer than other degrees and on top of their studies, they spend additional time on clinical placement working all hours of the day and night. 

Many nursing students are struggling financially during their degree because they don’t have time to work to support themselves. The Government must fix this. Find out more 

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Glove Awareness Week

To coincide with World Hand Hygiene Day on 5 May, we hosted Glove Awareness Week from 30 April to raise awareness of skin health and appropriate glove use by nursing staff. 

The Week highlighted when gloves should and shouldn't be worn and how to look after your skin to prevent infection. 

We are currently undertaking an evaluation of this pilot week and more information on future activity will be available in the autumn.  Find out more.

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Healthy workplace, healthy you

The RCN defines healthy workplaces as those which offer fair pay and rewards and promote a good work-life balance. Healthy workplace, healthy you is supporting employers and RCN representatives to improve working environments and the wellbeing of nursing staff.

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Immigration health surcharge

The Immigration Health Surcharge is a fee paid by international nursing staff who are coming to work in health and care services across the UK, and each member of their family.We’re calling on the Government to waive the surcharge for nursing staff across the UK.

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Nursing pay

Find out more about the three year deal agreed for NHS staffing in England.

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The RCN is proud of the diversity within the nursing community and champions Pride events across the UK.

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Small changes, big differences

Nursing staff are on the front line of patient care, using clinical products on a daily basis, which makes them ideally placed to be involved in procuring clinical supplies. The Small changes, big differences campaign offers senior nurses guidance on how to embed procurement processes that can add real value by involving their nursing staff.

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RCN parliamentary work

Working with Parliament

The RCN works across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to raise awareness among politicians about our members' concerns and influence political decision-making.

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