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blog posts 23 blog posts
  • Flu vaccination Michelle Johnson Michelle Johnson 19 Nov 2018

    A tried and tested approach to encouraging staff uptake of the flu vaccine

    Michelle Johnson, Chief Nurse at Whittington Health NHS Trust, explains how they encourage staff to have the flu vaccine.

  • Helen Donovan flu jab Helen Donovan Helen Donovan 1 Oct 2018

    Help us beat the flu

    Helen Donovan, RCN Professional Lead for Public Health urges all members to protect themselves and their patients this winter. 

  • Pathway charity nurses Samantha Dorney-Smith Samantha Dorney-Smith 29 Aug 2018

    Are you interested in homeless hospital discharge?

    The annual cost of unscheduled care for homeless patients is eight times that of the housed population, and homeless patients are over-represented among frequent attenders in A&E. 

  • Crowd at music festival Helen Donovan Helen Donovan 18 Jul 2018

    Are your measles vaccinations up to date?

    Ahead of European festival season, RCN Professional Lead for Public Health Helen Donovan urges young adults to make sure they have the MMR vaccine.

  • Sexual health clinic sign Su Everett Su Everett 31 May 2018

    Education in sexual health

    Over the last twenty-five years I have worked in sexual health services and education, I have seen many changes.

  • superbug Sandra Grieve Sandra Grieve 29 May 2018

    Why should it matter where your flatmate travels to?

    Research has shown that living with someone who has travelled to South Asia and the Middle East increases the chance of carrying antibiotic resistant superbugs.

  • Rose Gallagher Rose Gallagher 5 May 2018

    World Hand Hygiene Day – 5 May 2018

    Following the RCN’s Glove Awareness Week, we support the World Health Organisation to promote their call to save lives through better hand hygiene.

  • Jason Warriner Jason Warriner 20 Mar 2018

    Gearing up for RCN Congress

    Over the years the professional forums have influenced the future of the RCN and helped shape the nursing, health and social care agenda.

  • Stay active for good musculoskeletal health Ginder Narle Ginder Narle 14 Mar 2018

    Musculoskeletal Health: Evidence into practice for nurses

    Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions affect over 10 million people in the UK and are the leading cause of disability in England according to the Global Burden of Disease project. 

  • DNA structure Linda Bailey Linda Bailey 7 Mar 2018

    How genomics is changing nursing

    Even if it hasn’t impacted on your work yet, every branch of nursing will be affected by advances in knowledge about genomics and the human genome.