Industrial action explained

Find out what it means to take industrial action and what statutory requirements must be met for it to be lawful

‘Each vaccination brings promise of a brighter future’

Anna shares her experience of giving the COVID-19 vaccine to people with learning disabilities

Supporting the families of members who’ve died due to COVID-19

 Working with employers, we’re helping members’ families make claims under the coronavirus life assurance schemes

 

Reflective journal writing: how can it help?

Discover the benefits of writing down your thoughts and how to get started.

Starting a mindfulness meditation practice

Jessica explains how starting a meditation practice has supported her wellbeing during the pandemic and offers some tips to those wanting to try it out

Forever changed

Twelve months after critical care nurse Dawn’s emotional plea to panic buyers went viral, she talks about the toll the pandemic has taken on her and how it’s shifted perceptions of the profession

How is the government deciding NHS pay?

The government has confirmed it will use the Pay Review Body process to determine a pay award for NHS staff this summer. Here's how it works

Nursing in a pandemic: your mental health

Daniel Beglin, a student mental health nurse, shares his tips for looking after your wellbeing during lockdown

Legal update: race discrimination and the “all reasonable steps” defence

A recent case demonstrates the importance of employers regularly reviewing and refreshing equality and diversity training to help prevent discrimination in the workplace

ECMO: the machine that breathes for you

Nurse consultant Jo-anne explains how this lifesaving technology is being used to oxygenate the blood of people with severe COVID-19 symptoms

Eliza’s lessons: infection control in 1887

How did nursing staff deal with infectious diseases in the 19th century? This nursing student’s notes reveal parallels with the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 variants: our fight for your safety

As new variants of COVID-19 are identified, the RCN is demanding that nursing staff in all settings are adequately protected

Nursing history at home

Explore the RCN’s online history exhibitions from the comfort of your sofa

Healing and rebuilding

The fight for fair pay, supporting wellbeing at work and looking to the future – 12 months on from the start of the pandemic, RCN reps come together at our online conference

Creating a pathway to parliament

Vice chair of RCN Manchester central branch Mark Anthony explains the importance of grassroots activism

Legal update: obstructing trade union activity

A recent case shows employers need to tread carefully when taking action that could impact on trade union activities

No-one should die alone

Lisa Dodd reflects on the difference personalised nursing can make, after working in a role in end of life care set up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Proning: your questions answered

Patients in intensive care units are benefiting from an intervention known as proning to help improve low blood oxygen levels

Time to talk vaccinations

Nursing support workers have a vital role in the COVID-19 vaccination programme, says RCN public health lead Helen Donovan

‘I wanted to stand up and improve things for myself and others’

New student member of RCN Council Shaun Williams shares the student causes he’s keen to champion

‘If we can get through this, what can stop us?’

Mental health student nurse James Savage talks about working through the pandemic, getting the COVID-19 vaccine, and staying positive in difficult times

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