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blog posts 20 blog posts
  • Health visitor in the home Cecilia Anim Cecilia Anim 25 Sep 2016

    Health visitors change lives - so why are their numbers decreasing?

    Latest workforce figures show that health visitor posts are being cut throughout England.

  • Anne Wells blog Anne Wells Anne Wells 12 Sep 2016

    My biggest regret

    In 1985 I opted out the NHS Pension Scheme because I wanted to buy my children new school shoes.

  • Silhouette of a woman Fiona Smith 8 Sep 2016

    We need more school nurses

    Roles are being cut when they're needed most, writes Fiona Smith.

  • 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.

  • The Government has offered new guidelines on alcohol consumption Jason Warriner Jason Warriner 7 Sep 2016

    Do alcohol guidelines work?

    The RCN Public Health Forum Chair discusses the Government's new guidelines on alcohol consumption.

  • Professor Kath McCourt Professor Kath McCourt Professor Kath McCourt 5 Sep 2016

    I have always stood up for nursing

    On Friday morning I woke up to headlines about my leadership of RCN Council.

  • A district nurse at work Caroline Dickson, RCN District Nursing Forum Chair Caroline Dickson 1 Sep 2016

    District Nursing Forum responds to King’s Fund report

    The RCN District Nursing Forum welcomes the King’s Fund report (Understanding quality in district nursing services) and the concerns raised regarding the impact demand and capacity has on the ability to provide excellent holistic care quality.

  • Silhouette of a woman Kim Sunley 18 Jul 2016

    Take care in the heat

    As temperatures soar, remember to keep hydrated, writes Kim Sunley.

  • Silhouette of a woman Kim Sunley 12 Jul 2016

    Dealing with work-related violence

    Work-related violence may come with the territory. But don’t ignore the effect it can have on nursing staff, writes Hannah.

  • Silhouette of a woman Nicola Lee 7 Jul 2016

    Disability Awareness

    How aware of disability in health care are we? asks Nicola Lee