13 blog posts
  • Jude Diggins Jude Diggins 18 Dec 2019

    Wrapping up 2019 and looking forward to 2020

    RCN London Director, Jude Diggins, reflects on what the region has achieved in 2019 and whats to come in 2020, including announcing the new Regional Director for London.  

  • 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

    In London we are proud to have the most diverse nursing workforce in the country. The Black History Month event is one I look forward to every year, and this year’s event did not disappoint.

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

    Disparity of esteem

    Today, the RCN is launching #MakeParityReality, a campaign that encourages members to put the mental health of patients and colleagues front and centre.

  • Mark Farmer Mark Farmer 9 Sep 2019

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

    Nurses are there to ensure the safety of patients, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. But what if we took one, just one, special day and used it to highlight how the failure to address the nursing workforce crisis is affecting patient care.  

  • Jude Diggins Jude Diggins 18 Jul 2019

    Defining your own activism

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

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

    Late last month it was the turn of the RCN London region to host its Staffing for Safe and Effective Care campaign planning event. And it didn’t disappoint.

  • 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.