Blogs

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  • Pat Cullen Pat Cullen 6 May 2021

    Speaking up for nursing in the week ahead

    Pat Cullen urges members to get involved in important events for the profession next week.

  • Fiona Hibberts Fiona Hibberts 6 May 2021

    International Nurses Day 2021

    As we approach International Nurse’s day, Wednesday 12 May, it makes me reflect on our incredible profession, our significant contribution and the impact we have on people’s lives day in day out…pandemic or not!

  • General Practice Nursing Susan Aitkenhead and Dr David Shackles Susan Aitkenhead and Dr David Shackles 6 May 2021

    Valuing multi-professional General Practice working

    In a joint blog Dr David Shackles Joint Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland and RCN Scotland Director Susan Aitkenhead reflect on the hugely important but all-too-often undervalued role of GP nursing.

  • Rose Gallagher MBE Rose Gallagher MBE 4 May 2021

    Think hands, think gloves

    On World Hand Hygiene Day, Rose Gallagher MBE, RCN Professional Lead for Infection Prevention and Control shares how members can protect themselves and their patients from infection.

  • Protect the future of nursing campaign logo Susan Aitkenhead Susan Aitkenhead 4 May 2021

    RCN Scotland continuing to protect the future of nursing

    Nursing is undoubtedly firmly on the political agenda, judging by the commitments in the political parties’ election manifestos published in the past few weeks.

  • Ali Upton Ali Upton 3 May 2021

    Dermatitis and glove use: make one change

    This Glove Awareness Week, we're encouraging members to make one change to strengthen appropriate glove use. 

  • Dave Dawes Dave Dawes 29 Apr 2021

    Recognising the nursing contribution during COVID-19

    Dave Dawes, Chair of RCN Council, offers thanks to nursing staff who have joined the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic, on behalf of RCN Council members.

  • Cathy Regan Cathy Regan 28 Apr 2021

    Hives of Industry

    Over the last 13 months, healthcare teams have needed to respond to clinical need and rapidly - giving little time for consideration of what this might mean for team structure or working together again in the future. A year on, I reflect on what my hive was then and what it feels like now....

  • Colourful hands held up Julie Lamberth Julie Lamberth 28 Apr 2021

    Coming together for change

    With the close of the consultative ballot on the NHS pay offer in Scotland only days away, the Scottish election date looming and the RCN embarking on a new approach to organising, Julie Lamberth says RCN members need to take advantage of opportunities to make a real impact for themselves and their patients.

  • Kerryn McGowran Kerryn McGowran 27 Apr 2021

    Fatigue survey headlines and call to action- RCN Critical Care and Flight Nurse forum

    The Royal College of Nursing Critical Care and Flight forum has collaborated with The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI), Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (APAGBI), the Paediatric Intensive Care Society (PICS) to jointly work on fatigue management for healthcare professionals. This initially involved a survey of fatigue within anaesthetists in training. As the Royal College of Nursing Critical Care and Flight forum we were keen to understand how fatigue is affecting nurses too. This is so that we can better represent the members and provide guidance to nurses working in critical care and flight.