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blog posts 28 blog posts
  • 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.

  • Nursing team Hannah Andrews Hannah Andrews 19 Jan 2017

    Tackling tough times

    When times are tough, it’s important to remember that we’re all in it together, says mental health nurse Hannah.

  • Money matters at Christmas Claire Cannings Claire Cannings 7 Dec 2016

    Money matters at Christmas

    RCN Senior Welfare Advisor Claire Cannings on dealing with financial pressures this festive season.