As the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, 2020 offers us all is an exciting opportunity to celebrate our profession across the world. At the RCN, we will use this year to highlight the many achievements of nursing – and the very real challenges we face.
Another attempt at getting a Bill that supports assisted dying, through the parliamentary process.
The importance of nurses involvement with this campaign can't be over emphasised as talking to patients about their physical activity levels should be embedded into their everyday conversations. Those patients with long term health conditions can be the hardest to engage with so this campaign highlights in particular some of the ways in which healthcare professionals such as nurses and midwives can help support them.
February update from the South East Council Member Jeremy Benton.
This is the international year for the nurse and celebrating 200 years since the birth of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale.
Now is the time to feel the power of nursings' voice, speaking as one in a global call to action.
It has been a jam-packed start to 2020 at RCN London. The first event was Inclusion Solution, Leading from the Front, then the publication of Living in the Red: the cost of living crisis for London's nursing workforce, plus safe staffing events.
The third joint event between the RCN Public Health Forum (PHF) and the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) took place on Saturday 8th February. Given the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) originating in China and declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by WHO the event was timely.
I'm the new Student Committee member representing the South West region’s students.