Fit testing: getting it right

RCN safety reps can play a vital role in ensuring employers are carrying out adequate fit tests for members using FFP3 or FFP2 face masks

How to use your branch meeting to politically influence

With four local MPs attending a recent branch meeting, RCN branch communications officer Nikki Williams shares her advice on how to build relationships with politicians

Legal update: shared parental leave and pay

Is it discriminatory to pay men taking shared parental leave less than women taking maternity leave?

Legal update: Furlough and statutory payments

New regulations mean that members who are made redundant while furloughed should receive fair statutory pay

Standing up to sexual harassment

RCN member Zeba Arif has helped develop new guidance on third-party sexual harassment so reps can make sure nursing staff are protected and supported to speak up

RCN Awards of Merit

Meet the members who have made an exceptional contribution to the College and have gone above and beyond to support fellow members

RCN Reps and Student Ambassador of the Year

Congratulations to our RCN Rep and Student Ambassador of the Year award winners who have made a real difference to members in their workplace or university

The voice of nursing students

COVID-19 has seen the RCN Students Committee busier than ever before. Chair Jess Sainsbury explains how the committee has been fighting for funding while making sure students are supported

Right by your side

With COVID-19 presenting unique challenges, RCN Head of Legal (Regulatory) Roz Hooper explains how the RCN’s legal team is supporting members during the pandemic

Download the Summer 2020 issue of RCN Activate

Download the Summer 2020 issue of RCN Activate

Recognising the true value of nursing staff

Graham Revie explains how the RCN Trade Union Committee, which he chairs, will be supporting members to lead the fight for a meaningful pay rise this summer

Fighting an unfair fee

Nurse Eva Omondi’s crusade to challenge the immigration health surcharge began at RCN Congress in 2018. She explains how support for her mission resulted in a government promise to scrap the charge for health care workers

Legal update: changes to furlough

The government announced changes to the COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme at the end of May. Here are the changes reps should be aware of

Five decades of debate

Newly digitised library and archive material is letting us relive Congresses past. Former RCN President Maura Buchanan helps us explore how the event has evolved

Get together

Sisters Helen and Carmel O’Boyle organised a series of virtual events to bring branch members together during what would have been Congress week