blog posts 12 blog posts
  • London Region's Rising Stars 2019 with Regional Director Jude Diggins Jude Diggins Jude Diggins 5 Nov 2019

    RCN London celebrates BAME Rising Stars of 2019

    At this year's Black History month event we celebrated the ‘Rising Stars’ of 2019, that is nursing staff who work with or are from BAME communities who have made an outstanding contribution to health and social care in London and heard from many inspirational speakers. 

  • Make parity a reality campaign Jude Diggins Jude Diggins 8 Oct 2019

    Disparity of esteem

    RCN London Regional Director Jude Diggins writes about the launch of the RCN's #MakeParityReality campaign all about promoting the issue of mental health.

  • Mark Farmer Mark Farmer 9 Sep 2019

    Launching our campaign on 'World Patient Safety Day' could not be more appropriate

    RCN London Operational Manager Mark Farmer discusses the plans for the launch of the RCN's safe staffing campaign on 17 September.

  • Jude Diggins Jude Diggins 18 Jul 2019

    Defining your own activism

    RCN London Regional Director puts a different spin on activism and what it can mean for RCN London members.

  • Two nurses on an acute ward looking at patient notes Jude Diggins Jude Diggins 3 Jul 2019

    Safer staffing? It's time to talk.

    RCN London Regional Director Jude Diggins urges members to begin talking to family, friends and colleagues about the RCN's campaign for staffing for safe and effective care.  

  • RCN London members at campaign event Jude Diggins Jude Diggins 7 May 2019

    Staffing for Safe and Effective care - London members get to work

    Regional Director Jude Diggins reflects on RCN London's Staffing for Safe and Effective Care planning event held in April.

  • Jude Diggins Jude Diggins 28 Feb 2019

    What can I do that will make a difference?

    This week saw the publication of the latest NHS Staff Survey results. There are some things to celebrate. The proportion of people feeling satisfied with the support they receive from their manager has increased to nearly 70%. The number of people feeling supported to get the training they need has also increased to around 55%.

  • Jude Diggins Jude Diggins 18 Jan 2019

    Making inclusive workplaces for a diverse workforce

    Since the NHS was born 70 years ago, it’s become increasingly easy to think about power as something that belongs in the hands of other people with leadership an activity done and controlled by those at the top of the organisational ladder.

  • Gender identity Lucy Evans Lucy Evans 30 Aug 2018

    Nursing in Gender Identity - one member's mission to change practice

    Although the profile of non-binary and trans people has risen in recent years, there is still a lack of awareness and understanding of the spectrum of gender identity. Lucy Evans is using her position to educate within healthcare and advocate for patients who up until now have not had a voice.

  • Jude Diggins Jude Diggins 13 Aug 2018

    #NursingLondon - we have a duty to change the narrative

    Why, despite all the incredible work, the everyday kindness, the skill and the knowledge, are we too often silent about just how amazing and how utterly remarkable a career in nursing is? It’s a question that has been bouncing around my head for a while.