Many overseas delegations visit the RCN ever year. They comes to learn about nursing in the UK, how the RCN supports our members and to share insights from their countries. In return, we learn a lot from them about common challenges facing the global nursing profession, and innovative practice which we think the UK could adopt.
The RCN is taking the unprecedented step of asking members working within the HSC in Northern Ireland if they are prepared to be balloted on industrial action over the continuing absence of any pay award for 2018-2019.
In the week that the Scottish Government announces an increase in numbers for nurses and midwives in training, Professor Ian Murray reflects on the impact that getting the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Bill right could have on ensuring we have the nursing workforce we need in years to come.
Service Scrapbooks Volunteer Caroline Cowell-Robertson discusses the difficulties and joys of researching a nurse from the First World War.
Earlier this year, I wrote about poor rates of mental health in Northern Ireland, the impact of transgenerational trauma, the suicide rate, the underfunding of services, lack of access to psychological therapies, and a lack of clarity around expected quality outcomes for users of services.
As the centenary of the end of the First World War approaches this weekend, Siobhán O'Connor reflects on the experiences in the war of Mairi Chisholm and Elsie Knocker, who joined the Flying Ambulance Corps and set up their own first aid post to be nearer to the frontline.
The future of the nursing profession rests with our student nurses of today.
Get through your dreaded dissertation with the help of our dedicated Library and Archive Service.
When things get tough, use these stress-busting strategies to see you through.
The Wandering Womb explores the misconceptions about women’s health which flourished in a field historically dominated by male doctors. Frances Reed tells us more.