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blog posts 28 blog posts
  • Teresa Budrey Teresa Budrey 13 Jun 2018

    We'll continue to fight for fair pay for all

    Last year’s Scrap the Cap and Close the Gap campaigns saw our members come out in large number to get their voices heard on the need for fair pay in the NHS.

  • Teresa Budrey Teresa Budrey 24 May 2018

    Pay deal not a done deal - Please use your vote

    Since the Government announced the pay deal being offered to staff working in the NHS, much has been said on both sides of the debate.

  • Stay active for good musculoskeletal health Ginder Narle Ginder Narle 14 Mar 2018

    Musculoskeletal Health: Evidence into practice for nurses

    Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions affect over 10 million people in the UK and are the leading cause of disability in England according to the Global Burden of Disease project. 

  • Teresa Budrey Teresa Budrey 6 Mar 2018

    Nursing Innovations - Helping patients and budgets

    Working in nursing, you never stand still. This is literally the case, as we know members are rushed off their feet caring for a growing number of patients while coping with limited resources and staff shortages.

  • Image of meetings with Mps Lyndsay Buckland Lyndsay Buckland 6 Mar 2018

    Telling MPs what it's like on the frontline

    For some people, the prospect of meeting with an MP can be quite daunting. You might think why would this person be interested in hearing from me? Will they ask me questions I don’t know the answer to? Will I just end up feeling intimidated and dejected?

  • Maria Trewern Maria Trewern Maria Trewern 30 Jan 2018

    Why I’m passionate about safe staffing

    Maria Trewern says nurse staffing for safe and effective care is her priority as Chair of RCN Council.

  • Teresa Budrey Teresa Budrey 21 Dec 2017

    Nursing staff as busy as ever over festive period

    Christmas is the time of year where people start to wind down, take time off work to spend with their families and simply relax. But for those working in the NHS and independent sector, winter is often not a time for rest and relaxation. A&Es are busier than ever, hospital wards packed with patients and nursing homes under pressure to help relieve challenges in hospitals by taking in those who are taking up precious beds.

  • Teresa Budrey Teresa Budrey 1 Dec 2017

    Student backing for pay campaign has boosted results

    It seems a long time ago now that the RCN launched its #scrapthecap campaign to help remove the cap on nursing pay increases and give our members the pay rise they so need and deserve.

  • Natalie Brooks Natalie Brooks 28 Nov 2017

    Finding support in your fellow student nurses

    I decided to study nursing because when I was growing up I would often visit my younger sister in hospital. She has a rare gastro genetic disorder, called NF2, and learning difficulties. All my memories of these visits involve how amazing the nurses were and how they helped my sister and my family. These were very difficult times and they have helped inspire me to want to support other people through times like that.

  • #scrapthecap #scrapthecap 16 Aug 2017

    Let's get your voices heard in #scrapthecap campaign

    It is now more than three months since members at RCN Congress voted for a “summer of protest” in response to the years of pay restraint suffered by nursing staff across our region and the whole of the UK.