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blog posts 101 blog posts
  • Amanda Cheesley Amanda Cheesley 28 Mar 2017

    Roads to Recovery

    A new booklet on how to improve stroke services is useful reading for any nursing staff working in that field.

  • Cecilia Anim Cecilia Anim Cecilia Anim CBE 28 Mar 2017

    Pay restraint is hurting everyone

    The Government's decision hurts nursing staff and the excellent patient care they are desperately trying to uphold.

  • Member with counsellor Tanja Koch Tanja Koch 27 Mar 2017

    Suicidal thoughts need to be talked about

    Reading about nurses being at higher risk of suicide in a report recently published by the Office for National Statistics made me even more determined to talk about how the RCN can help.

  • expertteas therapy dogs RCN Library staff Janan Nuri 24 Mar 2017

    ExpertTeas: meet a therapy dog

    Want to meet a therapy dog? Fancy free tea and biscuits? Join us on 29th March 2017 in the library for our next ExpertTeas event.

  • Save our story Fiona Bourne Fiona Bourne 16 Mar 2017

    Save our story: forums collecting project

    A blog about the collecting project for forums and boosting our record collecting for the archives. 

  • QNIS out of the district Sophie Volker Sophie Volker 14 Mar 2017

    QNIS out of the district

    A blog about the history of district nursing and the Queens Nursing Institute Scotland.

  • Wiki editing Library and archive services Library and archive services 8 Mar 2017

    Celebrating women's day with Wikipedia

    Out of all of the biographies on Wikipedia, only 17% of them are of women. Here at the RCN Library we’re planning to help change that - Alice explains how:

  • Eastern region officer, Marilyn Martin Marilyn Martin 7 Mar 2017

    I found revalidation quite a cathartic process

    I completed my revalidation in December.  I was concerned at how much time it would take to prepare the paperwork, but it wasn’t too onerous.

  • Gina Newton, RCN Steward Gina Newton 7 Mar 2017

    The thought of revalidation was more worrying than the actual process

    To start off I was really worried that I wasn’t going to be able to prove that I had actually done all the things I knew I had done. But I had all my certificates and other documentation so I pulled everything together and I realised I had done quite a lot and could present everything quite quickly. Once all the proof was in front of me, the reflective piece was quite easy to do.

  • Photo of Teresa Budrey,  Regional Director, Eastern Region Teresa Budrey 7 Mar 2017

    Nurses must look after themselves so they can look after others

    At this time of year it should be no surprise to anyone that hospitals are busy, community health care is pushed to its limits and NHS services are frequently struggling to cope with demand.