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  • Volunteer archive adventure Library and archive services Library and archive services 20 Sep 2017

    Trip to the Archive - scrapbook volunteer adventures

    Lesley, a volunteer with the RCN’s World War One Service Scrapbook project, describes a recent trip to the Lothian Health Services Archive.

  • Return to practice Lisa Gardner Lisa Gardner 19 Sep 2017

    Inspiring nurses returning to practice

    We recently hosted a visit from nurses studying to re-register with the NMC and demonstrated the benefits of re-joining the RCN.

  • Service Scrapbooks from the First World War Library and archive services Library and archive services 1 Sep 2017

    Service Scrapbooks: Nursing, Storytelling and the First World War

    One hundred years ago, Britain was at war. As the number of casualties quickly grew, the need for nurses had never been so high.

  • CSE Library and archive services Library and archive services 15 Aug 2017

    It’s official! We deliver Excellent Customer Service

    The Library and Archive Service is passionate about giving our members the best possible service and now we can prove that is exactly what we do.  

  • 2017 Annual Survey Anna Semmens Anna Semmens 9 Aug 2017

    Annual survey 2017

    We rely on input from our customers to improve our offer and the annual survey is one way you can influence our service. 

  • Hermione and Cathlin Frances Reed Frances Reed 8 Aug 2017

    Lesbian nurses, speak out for history!

    The RCN Library and Archive are collecting stories on nursing as a diverse workforce caring for diverse populations, looking particularly at lesbian nurses.

  • WWI scrapbooks Library and archive services Library and archive services 4 Aug 2017

    RCN’s WWI Service Scrapbook project

    Kate, one of our new volunteers, explains how she is helping us to digitise 10 nurse's scrapbooks from WWI. Each book is filled with experiences from the front line. 

  • Anna Semmens Anna Semmens 17 Jul 2017

    Mystery shopping – the RCN experience

    The RCN Library and Archive Service have been busily working towards completing the Customer Service Excellence Award.

  • Molly blog Molly Case Molly Case 31 May 2017

    Writer in residency: Royal College of Nursing

    Molly Case, the RCN’s new writer in residence, talks about her new role and the fantastic work she’ll be doing with us!

  • Accredited archive Fiona Bourne Fiona Bourne 30 May 2017

    Archives accreditation

    The Library & Archives Service has been awarded Archives Accreditation. Read about how this went: