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Janet Davies

Janet Davies' update

All the latest from the RCN's Chief Executive and General Secretary, Janet Davies.

1 September Janet Davies

We are all nursing leaders

All RCN members must use their influence to develop the nursing profession.

5 August Janet Davies

Nursing is the greatest profession in the world ā€“ we have to fight to defend it

Reflections on one year in post as RCN Chief Executive & General Secretary. 

23 June

Why Iā€™d urge all members to come to Congress

Congress is an important event for RCN members. 

1 June

EU referendum ā€“ you must use your voice

Members are encouraged to use their vote in the upcoming EU referendum.

5 May

The future of nursing hangs in the balance

Government announcements threaten to have a profound effect on nursing.

28 April

We need to build capacity in nursing research

Evidence is key to addressing current issues in nursing.

11 April

Janet Davies: Support workers are a vital part of the workforce

In February, more than 5,000 members gave their views on the proposed 'nursing associate' role. 

26 February

Janet Davies: Learning disability nurses support our most vulnerable in society

Learning disability nurses are a critically valuable part of the nursing workforce. 

27 January

Revalidation is nothing to be afraid of

The time is fast approaching for the first nurses and midwives to complete the new NMC revalidation process.

23 December

Janet Davies' festive message to members

Reflections on 2015 and looking forward to 2016. 

26 November

Janet Davies to nursing students: I understand your anger

The Government’s decision to replace nursing students’ bursaries with loans is extremely disappointing.

5 November

Revalidation - a positive new process for nurses and midwives

In early October, the Nursing and Midwifery Council gave the go ahead to the new revalidation process.

12 October

What's your story?

Nursing is a complex and skilled profession. 

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  • The RCN will continue to monitor nursing associates Stephanie Aiken Stephanie Aiken 24 Oct 2016

    Nursing associates ā€“ test sites begin

    Plans for a new nursing associate role are proceeding, with the first cohort of 1000 starting a two year programme in December, and another 1000 likely to be approved as soon as April of 2017.

  • Cecilia Anim Cecilia Anim Cecilia Anim 24 Oct 2016

    One sacrifice too far

    East and North Herts pension offer is deeply distressing.

  • 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 Silhouette of a woman 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.

  • Helen Donovan flu jab Helen Donovan Helen Donovan 3 Oct 2016

    Protect yourself and your patients this winter

    RCN Professional Lead for Public Health, Helen Donovan, explains why immunisation is key for all nursing staff.

  • Nursing in Africa Janet Davies Janet Davies 3 Oct 2016

    A conference to celebrate nursing

    The RCN will welcome delegates from around the world to London this November.

  • RCN members protest over pay Josie Irwin Josie Irwin 30 Sep 2016

    We demand a fair deal

    The RCN has submitted evidence to the body that makes recommendations on NHS pay.

  • 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.