Campaigning during COVID-19
Our work to influence and lobby on behalf of our members during COVID-19
Since 23 MarchKeeping members informed - we’ve sent over 11.5 million member emails.
Since 23 MarchKeeping nursing in the news - we’ve been included in over 31,075 pieces of media coverage.
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.
Government scraps NHS immigration charges for nursing staff following RCN campaign.
RCN introduces skin health resources to support members.
BAME nursing staff offered greater protection after RCN demands action.
100 days since the pandemic: what we want for nursing now.
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.
Online book of remembrance launched to gather messages in memory of the nursing professionals who have lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nursing staff working at Four Seasons Health Care will receive full pay for any COVID-19-related absence, following a joint union campaign.
First RCN report launched based on survey of members on nursing during COVID-19.
July 2020RCN demands action on nursing pay as government announces other public sector pay deals.
Second RCN report launched based on survey of members on nursing during COVID-19.
A high number of nursing staff received honours in recognition of their significant contribution to nursing efforts during the pandemic.
The biggest vaccine campaign in NHS history kicked off with nurse May Parsons the first to administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the UK following its clinical approval.
The RCN welcomed the approval of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at a time when nursing staff are working under intense pressure due to the ongoing pandemic.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) invite two new groups of overseas-trained nurses to support the UK’s response to the pandemic.
RCN calls for urgent PPE review to ensure nursing staff are protected against new COVID-19 strains.
The RCN calls for more detailed information on how COVID-19 is impacting health and care workers to be recorded so this can be analysed to make more effective policies.
Introduction of new vaccine book system allows frontline health and social care workers in England to self-refer for COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
Prince of Wales praises nursing staff and expresses thanks for members’ continued commitment to delivering care in exclusive video message.
RCN leads coalition of health experts to demand Prime Minister urgently tackles ‘inadequate’ protection of nursing staff from COVID-19.
We’ve published eight staff recovery and patient safety principles which must guide health care employers in planning the return to ‘normal’ service delivery.
All frontline health and social care workers in England can now self-refer for COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
Health Education England updates guidance to clarify nursing students on placement are covered, following calls from members for clearer information.
New research strengthens calls for official review of the government’s COVID-19 infection control guidance.