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Healthy workplace, healthy you


blog posts 23 blog posts
  • Kim Sunley Kim Sunley 1 Nov 2017

    National Stress Awareness Day 2017

    The recent RCN report on safe staffing made it abundantly clear, if it wasn’t already, that the nursing workforce is under a great deal of work related stress.

  • Nursing staff at work Denise McLaughlin Denise McLaughlin 25 Oct 2017

    Celebrating our safety reps

    This European Week of Safety and Health 2017, Denise McLaughlin explains the vital work of RCN safety representatives.

  • Student nurses with lecturer Val Bailey Val Bailey 4 Sep 2017

    Calling all student nurses – should self-care, self-compassion and resilience be part of your training?

    Val Bailey, looks back at how self-care was encouraged when she was a student nurse and is hopeful that the new NMC Standards will help to ensure student nurses get the same level of support again.

  • Nursing team Hannah Andrews Hannah Andrews 19 Jan 2017

    Tackling tough times

    When times are tough, it’s important to remember that we’re all in it together, says mental health nurse Hannah.

  • Money matters at Christmas Claire Cannings Claire Cannings 7 Dec 2016

    Money matters at Christmas

    RCN Senior Welfare Advisor Claire Cannings on dealing with financial pressures this festive season.

  • Taking action on abuse Carmel Bagness Carmel Bagness 25 Nov 2016

    Taking action on abuse

    As the international community raises awareness of the need to eliminate violence towards women, Carmel Bagness blogs on the impact domestic abuse can have on nursing staff.

  • Self Care Tanja Koch Tanja Koch 16 Nov 2016

    Stay self-care aware

    How a recent health scare taught RCN Counsellor Tanja Koch about the danger of neglecting her own needs.

  • Back care Kim Sunley Kim Sunley 6 Oct 2016

    Back Care Aware

    Preventing back and other musculoskeletal injuries is a win, win situation for all, says Kim Sunley.

  • Work life balance Sarah Murphy Sarah Murphy 3 Oct 2016

    Balancing act

    Striking a good work-life balance in a hectic workplace can be tough, but there are small changes everyone can make to ease the strain, says Sarah.

  • Student on placement Hannah Andrews Hannah Andrews 7 Sep 2016

    A new generation

    A new intake of nursing students is the perfect opportunity to impart the knowledge we all have as skilled nursing staff, says Hannah.