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11 blog posts
  • Craig Davidson Craig Davidson 15 Jul 2020

    I add a different perspective, something unique

    Craig writes about how he applied for a position on the Nurses in Management and Leadership Forum steering committee as a newly qualified nurse and why all members have something to offer in one of these roles.

  • Ed Freshwater Ed Freshwater 15 Jul 2020

    Being part of this committee has been an amazing learning experience

    This is a time of unprecedented pressure and stress on an already overworked and overwhelmed workforce. It's vital as we emerge from the pandemic lockdown that the voice of mental health nursing is heard and represented.

  • Sally Bassett Sally Bassett 13 Jul 2020

    Join a forum steering committee

    Sally Bassett, Chair of the RCN's Nurses in Management and Leadership Forum, and Chair of Forum Chairs, shares her experience of being an activist within the RCN's forum structure, and encourages other members to get involved too.

  • Colette Datt Colette Datt 6 Jul 2020

    Can we champion Patient Experience during a pandemic?

    Colette Datt (RGN, RN Child, BSC (Child Health) MSc (Allergy) is the Lead Nurse for Patient Experience and Public Participation at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust reflects on her experience over the last 6 weeks whilst working in an NHS Trust.

  • PNAE 2019 Blog Image 800x400 Jean Angela Davies Jean Angela Davies 30 Oct 2019

    Promoting the unity, professionalism and friendship of European nurses

    RCN members are keeping a vibrant European Nursing connection with the Paediatric Nursing Associations of Europe (PNAE) through active representation at PNAE meetings and at PNAE congress.

  • Ismalia de sousa Ismalia de sousa 24 Apr 2019

    The time is now for a career framework for stroke nurses

    The RCN Neuroscience forum is developing a UK Career Framework for Stroke nurses.   

  • Anna Crossley Anna Crossley 25 Feb 2019

    Celebrating Nursing Practice

    Without nurses, midwives and health care assistants, would healthcare survive? Given the terrifying future projection of 410,000 nurse vacancies in the UK without urgent investment, we may be seen as simply ‘numbers’ like rows of identical paper chain doll workers.

  • Fiona Smith Fiona Smith 20 Nov 2018

    UN Universal Children's Day

    Today is the United Nations universal children’s day. This day recognises the importance of educating children of their rights as set out in the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the Convention of the Rights of the Child.

  • Diane Shearer Diane Shearer 10 Jul 2018

    As Advanced Level Nurses it is our duty to promote standardisation

    Diane was recently awarded the RCN credential for Advanced Level Nursing Practice. Here, she shares her thoughts on the importance of standardising roles used in Primary Care.

  • Bernie Carter Bernie Carter 21 Apr 2017

    Pushing the boundaries of childrens care

    Time is running out to register for the RCN Children and Young People’s Conference – make sure you don’t miss out.