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  • Jane Leighton Jane Leighton 23 Oct 2017

    Delivering the RCN pay campaign to the heart of government

    RCN Northern Ireland pay champion Jane Leighton recounts her experience helping to deliver the RCN Scrap the Cap petition to 10 Downing Street

  • Part of the RCN's Hidden in Plain Sight exhibition Frances Reed Frances Reed 20 Oct 2017

    Hidden in Plain Sight: Celebrating Nursing Diversity

    Were the skills of enrolled nurses truly valued? Does being open about your sexuality help or hinder relationships in the workplace? Why does it matter whether someone identifies as disabled or not?

  • Andrew Christaki Andrew Christaki 20 Oct 2017

    Gloucestershire STP

    Like many STPs, Gloucestershire has made reference to an accountable care organisation approach and we are awaiting further details.

  • Tales of a Saturday Librarian Phil Segall Phil Segall 18 Oct 2017

    Tales of a Saturday Librarian

    The Library and Heritage Centre is open to RCN members and the public almost every Saturday of the year. Here’s a first-person account of what it is like to work there.

  • Fiona Devlin,  RCN Northern Ireland Board Chair Fiona Devlin,  RCN Northern Ireland Board Chair 18 Oct 2017

    The pay cap has been scrapped - but there is still much to do

    RCN Northern Ireland Board Chair Fiona Devlin welcomes the government's announcement but says the campaign for fair pay for Northern Ireland nurses will continue

  • Sarah Zanoni Sarah Zanoni 13 Oct 2017

    The cap has been scrapped but our work is not done

    You may have heard that Jeremy Hunt announced in the House of Commons on 10 October that the cap on NHS pay has been scrapped. This is brilliant news for all our members, many of who have worked so hard over the summer months campaigning on this issue.

  • International Infection Prevention Week 2017 Rose Gallagher Rose Gallagher 13 Oct 2017

    International Infection Prevention Week 2017

    The third week in October is now a well-established global event to support awareness of the importance of preventing infection.

  • Michael Brown, RCN Chair of Council Michael Brown Michael Brown 11 Oct 2017

    We are a force to be reckoned with

    Hunt’s announcement that the pay cap is scrapped shows the UK Government is listening, but there is still work to do.

  • Angela Griffiths Angela Griffiths 11 Oct 2017

    Getting deserved recognition through credentialing

    Angela recently gained her Advanced Level Nurse Practitioner Credential. Here, she shares her experience.

  • Estephanie Dunn Estephanie Dunn 10 Oct 2017

    STP's in the North West

    The aim of the STP programme is to ‘bring local health and care leaders, organisations and communities together to develop and implement plans for their localities to with the aspiration to improve population health and organise care delivery in a way that avoids gaps and overlaps in provision.