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  • Hannah Swift Hannah Swift 15 Oct 2019

    Why I will vote YES in the RCN ballot for industrial action

    Not because of the 13 hour days. The night shifts and the weekends.

  • Kofoworola Kaitlene Koranteng Kaitlene Koranteng 14 Oct 2019

    Kofoworola Abeni Pratt: A nurse, a teacher, a pioneer

    Some call her the African Florence Nightingale. Discover the journey Kofoworola Abeni Pratt took to change the face of nursing in Nigeria.

  • How to #FundOurFuture infographic Patricia Marquis Patricia Marquis 14 Oct 2019

    How to fund our future nurses

    Patricia Marquis reminds us that the RCN’s Fund Our Future campaign is needed now more than ever.

  • Make parity a reality campaign Catherine Gamble Catherine Gamble 11 Oct 2019

    Reflecting on World Mental Health Day

    Catherine Gamble, Professional Lead for Mental Health, reflects on learnings from our parity of esteem campaign. 

  • Fiona Devlin   Fiona Devlin   9 Oct 2019

    This is your chance to take action for safe and effective care in Northern Ireland

    The RCN in Northern Ireland has today launched a ballot of members working within the HSC, asking whether you are prepared to take industrial action, including strike action, in support of safe and effective care in Northern Ireland.

  • Make parity a reality campaign Jude Diggins Jude Diggins 8 Oct 2019

    Disparity of esteem

    RCN London Regional Director Jude Diggins writes about the launch of the RCN's #MakeParityReality campaign all about promoting the issue of mental health.

  • Charlotte Gordon Charlotte Gordon 8 Oct 2019

    Your new resource: Starting injectable treatments in adults with type 2 diabetes

    This blog post has been written to publicise to members a new resource developed by the RCN Diabetes forum, to broaden your understanding of injectable therapies for people with type 2 diabetes. 

  • Making Parity Reality logo Ellie Gordon Ellie Gordon 7 Oct 2019

    Ask all of your patients this week how they are doing both physically and mentally

    The 15-20 year mortality gap for those with serious mental health needs is shocking and a powerful reminder of the importance of working to place mental and physical health on an equal footing in our health services. We know that to deliver this, nurses need enough resources and time to support both a person’s physical health and mental health as part of their day to day work.

  • SIO Temitope visiting Ghana Temitope Babajide Temitope Babajide 30 Sep 2019

    My experience as a student nurse in Ghana

    I went to Ghana as the opportunity for an overseas insight placement was offered by my university, Anglia Ruskin, and was organised by Work the World. I spent three weeks in Takoradi to develop my knowledge and understanding of international health care provision and experience nursing in a completely different environment.

  • We are undefeatable Jan Sinclair Jan Sinclair 27 Sep 2019

    We are undefeatable

    We are undefeatable: Inspiring and supporting people with long-term health conditions to get active.