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  • Safe staffing member campaign Stewart Donnelly Stewart Donnelly 19 Sep 2018

    Impact of low staffing levels can no longer be ignored - it's time for change.

    Nurses, health care support workers and midwives know that there’s a direct link between having the time to care and positive patient outcomes. It's time to make sure decision makers hear that message loud and clear, says Stewart Donnelly.

  • Vote in the EGM Dame Professor Donna Kinnair Dame Professor Donna Kinnair 19 Sep 2018

    Use your vote

    Acting Chief Executive & General Secretary urges members to have their say on the future direction of the RCN.

  • Illustration of a nurse with a patient Alex Bann Alex Bann 18 Sep 2018

    It is essential we have as many people out there with an awareness of delirium

    Advanced Nurse Practitioner Alex Bann talks about his experience as a Delirium Champion

  • Collectable AIDS Trading Cards Frances Reed Frances Reed 17 Sep 2018

    Collectable AIDS trading cards

    Frances Reed tells us more about collectable trading cards that were used to promote awareness of HIV and AIDS. 

  • Jessica Sainsbury South East Student Information Officer Jessica Sainsbury Jessica Sainsbury 13 Sep 2018

    Making the most of social media

    As we enter the digital age of healthcare, why are our healthcare students still so reluctant to utilise social media for the fantastic tool that it is?

  • Theresa Fyffe Theresa Fyffe 7 Sep 2018

    Down on the farm - a day out with the Cyrenians

    Theresa Fyffe explains how RCN Scotland staff got that feelgood factor helping out with the Cyrenians in Edinburgh.

  • Dame Professor Donna Kinnair Dame Professor Donna Kinnair Dame Professor Donna Kinnair 5 Sep 2018

    A time to reflect

    Dame Professor Donna Kinnair, acting Chief Executive and General Secretary reflects on how we can work together to do the best for nursing.

  • Staircase at 20 Cavendish Square Janan Nuri Janan Nuri 3 Sep 2018

    Watch your step

    One of the highlights of having a tour at the Royal College of Nursing is seeing the painted staircase, but what’s the story behind it? Janan Nuri tells us more...

  • Parliament Charlotte Hall Charlotte Hall 31 Aug 2018

    Ask your MP to speak up for nursing in Parliament

    Charlotte Hall, Chair of the UK RCN Students Committee explains how you can get involved in shaping our profession.

  • Gender identity Lucy Evans Lucy Evans 30 Aug 2018

    Nursing in Gender Identity - one member's mission to change practice

    Although the profile of non-binary and trans people has risen in recent years, there is still a lack of awareness and understanding of the spectrum of gender identity. Lucy Evans is using her position to educate within healthcare and advocate for patients who up until now have not had a voice.