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  • Health-and-care-staffing-scotland-act-2019 Colin Poolman Colin Poolman 16 Sep 2021

    Government must act to ease nursing staff crisis

    Today is World Patient Safety Day. The last 18 months have shone a spotlight on the safety critical role of the nursing profession like never before. They have also added untold pressure to nursing staff as they do their upmost to keep patients and residents safe, providing the best care possible in challenging circumstances – often to the detriment of their own mental and physical wellbeing.

  • Louisa Adjoa Parker (credit Robin Mills) Lucy Muchina Lucy Muchina 16 Sep 2021

    Telling the stories of the underrepresented

    We are holding what promises to be a moving and empowering event to mark Black History Month this October - a workshop: '#present365: Black History and Racism in the South West: Capturing the personal stories of South West nurses’.

  • Blue graphic | Lead. Inspire. Govern. Molly Kiltie Molly Kiltie 16 Sep 2021

    Find your voice through the UK Students Committee

    With nominations now open for eight seats on the RCN UK Students Committee, the current East Midlands member, Molly Kiltie, reflects on the connections she has made and explains why you should consider standing for election to the committee this year.

  • Roz Mabey Roz Mabey 16 Sep 2021

    Introducing Roz Mabey

    I'm Roz Mabey and I've recently joined the RCN Prince of Wales Nursing Cadet Scheme Team as Developmental Professional Lead.

  • Blue graphic | Lead. Inspire. Govern. Scott Doughty Scott Doughty 14 Sep 2021

    Why you should join the UK Students Committee

    Scott Doughty is the Vice Chair and Northern region member of the RCN UK Students Committee. As his time on the committee draws to an end, he reflects on his highlights, how the experience has affected his career prospects, and why you should nominate yourself to join the committee.

  • Social Care Ashley Kvasiliene Ashley Kvasiliene 13 Sep 2021

    Care Home Nursing – Adapting to change

    The creation of a National Care Service will be one of the biggest reforms of the sector for decades, but care home nursing has already shown itself to be capable of adapting to change.

  • Pat Cullen Pat Cullen 9 Sep 2021

    Making sure our College is working on your behalf

    Pat Cullen, RCN General Secretary and Chief Executive, explains how she is committed to change and supporting members.

  • Piles of coins Geoffrey Walker Geoffrey Walker 9 Sep 2021

    Why should I vote on pay when it’s a done deal?

    For the past few months activists like me have been out and about talking to members about pay, encouraging those employed by the NHS to vote in the RCN consultation. We are being asked by some why they should bother as the pay offer from the Government of 3% is coming to the September payroll. I hope this helps to explain.

  • Harry Ranton Harry Ranton 9 Sep 2021

    Happy to be joining the team

    My name is Harry Ranton and I’ve recently joined the RCN’s Prince of Wales Nursing Cadet Scheme as Project Coordinator. I wanted to introduce myself and this new role.

  • Jackie Davies Jackie Davies 5 Sep 2021

    Enough is enough – Use the RCN Ballot to tell the Welsh Government 3% is unacceptable

    The ballot gives us the chance to use our voice. If we don't, it will indicate that we are happy with what the Welsh Government is doing, that nurses and carers will not fight for fair pay in future.