Your web browser is outdated and may be insecure

The RCN recommends using an updated browser such as Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome


398 blog posts
  • Nurses' Day 2024 graphic - blue background and orange swirls with a round nurses' day badge in the top right and 'The difference nursing makes' text in white font 800x400 Lucy Muchina Lucy Muchina 19 Apr 2024

    International Nurses' Day

    Every year in May, the world gets the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the nursing profession. International Nurses’ Day falls on 12 May each year, to coincide with Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

  • Ian Graham Ian Graham 19 Apr 2024

    How You can help Unions resolve Stress in the Workplace

    April is Stress Awareness Month and to reflect on strategies for organising around stress, Ian Graham, RCN Health and Safety Rep for the East Midlands writes about his experience and frustrations dealing with excessive stress and how he and his co-workers organised their own risk assessment.

  • Colin-Baker-PNC-800x400 Colin Baker Colin Baker 10 Apr 2024

    Professional Nursing Committee report from your South West member

    It has been a busy start to the year in the Professional Nursing Committee (PNC). 

  • Sandra Blades Sandra Blades 8 Apr 2024

    Dancing and music therapy in the community

    Following my blog on the Teesside Community approach to dementia care my colleague Marie Kerr has written more information about the dances and music therapy to promote health and well being to clients in the South Tees area.

  • Regina Murphy Keith Regina Murphy Keith 7 Apr 2024

    Can we really end hunger by 2030?

    On World Health Day, RCN Fellow Dr Regina Keith calls on nurses to use their voice to help achieve global targets to end food insecurity and hunger. 

  • Nancy Ghansah Nancy Ghansah 4 Apr 2024

    Asbestos and your workplace

    Nancy Ghansah, RCN London Health and Safety Representative Committee Member, highlights the risks of asbestos in health and social care workplaces.

  • June Andrews June Andrews 28 Mar 2024

    Why does dementia sometimes destroy family relationships? How understanding can help

    RCN Fellow Professor June Andrews reflects on her professional work supporting people with dementia and their families, from her view as a nurse and also as a family carer. 

  • AFC-Review-Web-2 Julie Lamberth Julie Lamberth 28 Mar 2024

    We must make sure the opportunity is not missed

    I know I’m not the only RCN member working in the NHS who has been feeling frustrated at the delay in putting the Agenda for Change review recommendations into practice. Many of you have expressed your frustration to me and on social media.

  • Penny Sibthorp Penny Sibthorp 28 Mar 2024

    'I am not an imposter - I am a work in progress'

    This blog will identify the common feeling of imposter syndrome experienced by many nurses in any clinical setting - but that self-growth is a journey and that you need to enjoy the experience and embrace change.

  • Elaine Francis Elaine Francis 26 Mar 2024

    Becoming Victor: Using virtual reality in frailty education

    Victor is based on a real gentleman. When you put the virtual reality glasses on you reappear in his flat, as you look around you can see football on the telly, tablets on the side to be taken, phone in the corner. Then the frailty impairments come in... mobility, vision, hearing, cognition... and you can't see what makes Victor Victor, you don't focus on one health or care need, you are all in - experiencing the vulnerability and frustration associated with living with frailty. Hundreds of learners have Become Victor during our frailty awareness and teaching. This blog shares some of what we've learnt along the way to keep people psychologically and physically safe.