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  • Women doing yoga at home Ruth Samuel Ruth Samuel 10 Jul 2018

    5 ways you can practise self-care on a budget

    Caring for yourself is usually a big challenge when money is tight. It can be the last thing on your mind and full of hurdles. As an adviser in the Lamplight Support Service many nursing professionals I speak to are grappling with this. Here are some tips to keep up with self-care while on a budget that have been recommended by RCN members and staff.

  • Water being poured into glass Geoffrey Walker Geoffrey Walker 27 Jun 2018

    Encouraging a break culture

    With this week’s hot weather it’s even more important to stay hydrated.

  • Michaela Nuttall Michaela Nuttall 11 Jun 2018

    Healthy Eating Week

    This Healthy Eating Week, C3 Collaborating for Health’s Michaela Nuttall shares about NURSING YOU, a new health and wellbeing app for nursing professionals.

  • The audience at the Hand in Glove event at Cowdray Hall Denise McLaughlin Denise McLaughlin 4 May 2018

    Are you glove and skin aware?

    RCN safety rep, Denise McLaughlin, explains why all nursing staff should be glove and skin aware.

  • Kim Sunley Kim Sunley 16 Mar 2018

    World Sleep Day - quality and quantity of sleep is an issue for the nursing workforce

    Driving home after a night shift, arriving home and not remembering the journey; needing copious amounts of caffeine to get you through a rapidly rotating shift; needing matchsticks to keep your eyes open after being up all night caring for a sick dependent and then needing to go into work the next day – sound familiar?

  • Denise McLaughlin Denise McLaughlin 13 Mar 2018

    Nutrition and Hydration Week – It’s for nursing staff too

    Like many of you I was horrified but sadly not surprised to read the testimonies from the RCN’s survey on safe staffing. Nurses going 14 hours without a drink, holding on for the toilet and colleagues developing kidney stones.

  • Cup of tea Tanja Koch Tanja Koch 16 Feb 2018

    Random Acts of Kindness Day

    Tomorrow it is Random Acts of Kindness Day and it got me thinking about the work I do together with the nursing family.

  • Kim Sunley Kim Sunley 1 Nov 2017

    National Stress Awareness Day 2017

    The recent RCN report on safe staffing made it abundantly clear, if it wasn’t already, that the nursing workforce is under a great deal of work related stress.

  • Nursing staff at work Denise McLaughlin Denise McLaughlin 25 Oct 2017

    Celebrating our safety reps

    This European Week of Safety and Health 2017, Denise McLaughlin explains the vital work of RCN safety representatives.

  • Student nurses with lecturer Val Bailey Val Bailey 4 Sep 2017

    Calling all student nurses – should self-care, self-compassion and resilience be part of your training?

    Val Bailey, looks back at how self-care was encouraged when she was a student nurse and is hopeful that the new NMC Standards will help to ensure student nurses get the same level of support again.