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  • Young hands holding an old lady's hands Theresa Fyffe Theresa Fyffe 3 Jun 2020

    Care homes sector has been undervalued for too long

    Many long-standing problems faced by care homes have been brought into sharp focus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Theresa Fyffe says these problems must not simply be allowed to fade into the background as the route to recovery is plotted.

  • Florence Nightingale Geoffrey Walker Geoffrey Walker 2 Jun 2020

    International Nurses' Day in spite of the challenges

    It is sad that so many of the planned celebrations for International Nurses’ Day had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. However, many of us, across the region, celebrated in our own way within the current restrictions. I also believe that nursing is not about one day, but every day, and we can celebrate again when the crisis is over. 

  • Nairobi cityscape Lucy Muchina Lucy Muchina 2 Jun 2020

    The race factor

    I grew up in the wonderful city of Nairobi Kenya. Nairobi means ‘the place of cool waters’ but the city is also known as the ‘Green City in the Sun’ because of its climate and pollution-free, green environment.

  • Ged Swinton Ged Swinton 1 Jun 2020

    Ged Swinton: Covid from my perspective

    Covid has been a significant challenge across the globe as Chair of the South East regional board I have suspended my ANP training and returned to my first discipline of critical care to help in the covid response for critical care beds.

  • Nicky Hughes Nicky Hughes 31 May 2020

    Looking after your physical health

    A message to members and reps from RCN Wales Associate Director of Nursing, Nicky Hughes 

  • Safe staffing campaign Lucy Muchina Lucy Muchina 29 May 2020

    Diversity in nursing

    Just the other day we celebrated the international year of the nurse. A lot of people took to social media on Nurses’ Day (12 May) to post their appreciation of the nursing community. The day reminded us that the nursing profession’s scope stretches far beyond anyone’s imagination while always retaining the core function of caring for those most vulnerable in our society.

  • Dame Donna Kinnair Dame Donna Kinnair 29 May 2020

    COVID-19: Building a better future for nursing

    It’s time to reward nursing staff adequately and fairly for essential work they do.

  • Pam Hodge Pam Hodge 29 May 2020

    Student Nurse Placements with a Public Health Team

    The Project: Barnet Public Health Team, RCN, and Middlesex University worked together to develop a local authority hosted public health placement specifically for pre-registration nursing students from any field.  

  • Professor Anne Marie Rafferty CBE Professor Anne Marie Rafferty CBE 28 May 2020

    Back to the future: From fever nursing to COVID-19

    Anne Marie Rafferty reflects on what we can learn from our past to build a better future for nursing.

  • Close up of someone washing their hands Kim Sunley Kim Sunley 27 May 2020

    Remember the basics of looking after your skin

    Speak to any nurse, midwife or nursing support worker and they will tell you that dry, red hands are an occupational hazard.