Campaigning during COVID-19

Campaign successes for our members during the pandemic

Since 23 March

Keeping members informed - we’ve sent over 11.5 million member emails.

Since 23 March

Keeping nursing in the news - we’ve been included in over 31,075 pieces of media coverage.

April 2020

RCN led a call for a minute’s silence to be held across the UK to honour all workers who had died from COVID-19.

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May 2020

Government scraps NHS immigration charges for nursing staff following RCN campaign.

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May 2020

RCN introduces skin health resources to support members.

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June 2020

BAME nursing staff offered greater protection after RCN demands action.

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June 2020

100 days since the pandemic: what we want for nursing now.

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June 2020

Nursing students who joined the workforce sooner than planned to support the profession on extended placements had their contracts honoured following pressure from the RCN Student Committee.

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July 2020

Online book of remembrance launched to gather messages in memory of the nursing professionals who have lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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July 2020

Nursing staff working at Four Seasons Health Care will receive full pay for any COVID-19-related absence, following a joint union campaign.

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July 2020

First RCN report launched based on survey of members on nursing during COVID-19.

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July 2020

RCN demands action on nursing pay as government announces other public sector pay deals.

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August 2020

Second RCN report launched based on survey of members on nursing during COVID-19.

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We continue to lobby and influence on behalf of our members as COVID-19 develops. 

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