Talking about trauma

RCN learning rep Fraser Smith is helping members working in care homes manage experiences of trauma throughout the pandemic

Helping hands

Safety rep Ali Upton explains how to strike the balance between appropriate glove use, skin health and effective infection prevention and control

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Spring 2021 issue of Activate

'The pandemic has united us'

RCN stewards Bev and Olga explain how they’re making sure recent conversations about racism and equality lead to positive change

Library in your living room

The RCN Library and Archive Service has lots of tools to help members gain confidence in using our e-library and make the most of what’s on offer

‘We’re not invincible’

Reflecting on some of the challenges RCN reps are facing during the pandemic, Vicky Brotherton says it’s important for reps to work together and be mindful of their own wellbeing

Protect the future of nursing

RCN Scotland Board Chair Julie Lamberth shares how members are influencing politicians to ensure the next Scottish government values nursing staff and safeguards the future of the profession

‘Be unignorable’

RCN reps and Nursing Support Worker Committee members Alison, Sunday and Maive share how they’ve been supporting members during the pandemic and how they’re challenging perceptions  

Legal update: a victory for workers’ rights

A landmark decision from the Supreme Court will make it easier to establish individuals as “workers” and therefore entitled to basic employment rights

‘Don’t get angry – get organised’

We’re starting to build a new approach to engage, educate and empower members to be a force for change in their workplaces and communities

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

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

Creating a pathway to parliament

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

In conversation with our new RCN Deputy President

Tracey Budding tells us about her nursing career, what she wants to achieve in her new role and her hopes for the future

What will our new case management system mean for reps?

Jonathan from the RCN’s case management team explains how the updated system will support you