Leading positive change

RCN steward Patrick Simbule helped secure protected time for mandatory training enabling staff to develop their skills and improving patient care

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

‘Education is empowerment’

RCN learning rep Andrew Tumilson transformed staff culture in his workplace by introducing clinical education sessions for members

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

Download the Winter 2021 issue of RCN Activate

Download the Winter 2021 issue of RCN Activate

Spotlight on...

We take a closer look at the Professional Nursing Committee and how it ensures members’ views inform the RCN’s professional agenda

Vote for nursing

Members in Wales are calling on the next Welsh government to commit to valuing nursing. Board member Denise Llewellyn says that extending safe nurse staffing legislation is a crucial part of this

Using social media to campaign

Social media can help you engage members, politicians and the public in RCN campaigns and on nursing issues that matter to you. Read our advice to help you get started and stay safe online

Beyond the picket line

One year on from Northern Ireland’s nursing strikes, new RCN board members Conor, Edna and Andrew reflect on what happened and how it inspired them to take on a more active role in the RCN

Sharing your experiences to speak up for nursing

What you can expect if you give evidence in front of a government committee and why it's important to share the nursing experience

Legal update: protection and gender identity

We look at a recent Employment Tribunal case which demonstrates a widening of protection under the Equality Act for people who identify as non-binary or gender fluid

The future is flexible: online learning for reps

RCN learning reps, safety reps and stewards can now complete their initial learning online. We take a look at how it works and what reps think of the new online pathway

How my rep role has enriched my nursing career

As Jean Lewis retires from her role as an RCN steward, she shares her advice for new reps and what she’s learnt from 32 years of supporting members

Legal update: Furlough scheme extension

The government’s COVID-19 furlough scheme has been extended until March 2021. We take a look at the key information for members to be aware of