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  • Colm Byrne Colm Byrne 13 Dec 2017

    Mental illness can impact us all

    Christmas is a time when we think about celebrating, prepare our homes for festivities, get together with friends and family and have a general spirit of hope and optimism. 

  • Vicki Leah Vicki Leah 12 Dec 2017

    Don't discount delirium

    Recognising early signs of delirium could help prevent the patient becoming more unwell and in some cases, could prevent their death.

  • Fiona Devlin,  RCN Northern Ireland Board Chair Fiona Devlin,  RCN Northern Ireland Board Chair 6 Dec 2017

    The 2017-2018 nurses’ pay award in Northern Ireland is long overdue and must be paid now

    RCN Northern Ireland Board Chair Fiona Devlin outlines the next pay campaign priorities

  • RCN Awards 2017 Cecilia Anim CBE Cecilia Anim CBE 4 Dec 2017

    Recognising the very best of nursing

    The RCN Awards are an opportunity to celebrate colleagues who go the extra mile, often in difficult circumstances, says RCN President Cecilia Anim.

  • 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.

  • Sheila Marriott Sheila Marriott 1 Dec 2017

    An STP in the right direction?

    In meteorological terms, today is the first day of winter, the time of the year associated with increased pressure on the whole health and social care system; pressure most keenly felt in hospital emergency departments and inpatient wards, the gauge of how much capacity there is, or not, in the system at any one time.

  • IDPD17 Elisabeth Thurlow Elisabeth Thurlow 30 Nov 2017

    Preserving our digital collections

    On International Digital Preservation Day, the RCN Library and Archive Service are celebrating our work to preserve our digital memory.  

  • Some of the RCN Library's Journal Collection Julie Key Julie Key 30 Nov 2017

    Find out the wonders of HMIC

    Do you always use the same database when searching? Make a New Year’s resolution to try HMIC. 

  • Glenn Turp Glenn Turp 30 Nov 2017

    Pay - what happens next?

    It was a massive achievement for nurses everywhere to push the Secretary of State to 'scrap the cap'.

  • Patricia Marquis Patricia Marquis 29 Nov 2017

    Pay: putting you in the picture

    We’d waited all summer for Jeremy Hunt to say the words “The cap has been scrapped”. All those postcards, all of the campaigning had worked it was a huge sense of achievement. It would not have gone without OUR campaign. But, looking at your pay slip you may be confused. Nothing’s changed.