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7 blog posts
  • Warren Stewart Warren Stewart 4 Nov 2020

    Why nursing in prisons?

    This blog is a personal reflection on my motivations for nursing in prisons and my reasons for maintaining an interest in it. It's about the challenges and things I've enjoyed about it over the years.

  • Rachel Lovely Rachel Lovely 4 Nov 2020

    Working in a prison - my journey

    This blog relates to my career within a prison environment and my reflections on this experience. I discuss the positives and challenges of working in this environment; the resilience needed and the opportunities available for positive change.

  • Rosaline Kelly Rosaline Kelly 8 Apr 2019

    Nursing in justice and secure settings: connecting the invisible workforce

    There was a noticeable buzz in the room in the Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim, at the first RCN Northern Ireland Nursing in Justice and Secure Settings Network event on Wednesday 13 March 2019.

  • Nurse Zeba Arif speaking at RCN Congress Zeba Arif Zeba Arif 16 Apr 2018

    Congress is truly unmissable

    This year will be my 25th RCN Congress. I first went in 1992 and I still remember the experience vividly. Since then, I’ve only missed one year and it was with a heavy heart!

  • Dave King Dave King 22 Aug 2017

    Putting a limit on restriction

    Nurses in mental health and learning disability services are fundamentally reviewing the way they relate to those in their care, particularly those who present risky or challenging behaviours.

  • Michelle Gorman Michelle Gorman 16 Jun 2017

    Today I am your nurse

    You are out with friends on a Friday night, having fun and enjoying their company.

  • Jess Davidson Jess Davidson 21 Feb 2017

    The rise of prison suicides in England and Wales

    The first response I had to the news that prison suicides are the highest since records began in 1978 is deep sorrow for those who committed suicide and for the 119 families grieving a loved one under these most difficult of circumstances.