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  • Goeffrey Walker, RCN Council member for the South West Region Geoffrey Walker Geoffrey Walker 17 Apr 2019

    My second RCN Council meeting

    RCN Council met on Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 April at RCN headquarters in London. Day one was the confidential session for RCN Council members only and on day two we were joined by the regional board chairs, the RCN executive team and regional directors.  Day two was live-streamed to members.

  • Professional Nursing Committee Tim Grace Tim Grace 17 Apr 2019

    Mental health is everybody’s business, and affects nurses and patients alike

    I've just been appointed to represent the Northern region on the RCN Professional Nursing Committee.

  • Library training for members Caroline Lynch Caroline Lynch 15 Apr 2019

    Library training for members - now UK sofa-wide

    The Library and Archive team are always looking for new ways to reach our members. This year we started to offer library training using Skype. This extends the successful training sessions held in our libraries to RCN members across the UK. You can join a training session from any location, even your sofa!

  • 11 Apr 2019

    Fostering a happy team in the care home sector

    Andy Williams is Manager of Grace Manor Care Centre in Gillingham, Kent, part of Forest Healthcare Ltd. Here he discusses his background in the sector, and how he has managed to build a strong and happy team of staff.

  • Nurses at work Dame Donna Kinnair Dame Donna Kinnair 10 Apr 2019

    Why do we need accountability for safe and effective staffing?

    RCN Acting Chief Executive Dame Donna Kinnair considers what accountability means for RCN safe staffing campaigns.

  • Safe staffing campaign Denise McLaughlin Denise McLaughlin 9 Apr 2019

    Staffing for Safe and Effective Care collaborative event in RCN Northern

    Northern region held its Staffing for Safe and Effective Care collaborative event earlier this month with members and activists travelling from all corners of Cumbria, Northumberland, Teesside and Tyne and Wear to get involved and make a difference.

  • Catherine Best Catherine Best 8 Apr 2019

    Staffing for Safe and Effective Care - Yorkshire and the Humber event

    RCN Yorkshire and the Humber Board Chair Catherine Best writes about members, activists and staff coming together at a collaborative event on 5 April to start to co-produce and co-plan the regional Staffing for Safe and Effective Care campaign.

  • Rosaline Kelly Rosaline Kelly 8 Apr 2019

    Nursing in justice and secure settings: connecting the invisible workforce

    There was a noticeable buzz in the room in the Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim, at the first RCN Northern Ireland Nursing in Justice and Secure Settings Network event on Wednesday 13 March 2019.

  • 'Bunmi Adesanya 'Bunmi Adesanya 8 Apr 2019

    My experience on placement in the independent sector

    RCN member ’Bunmi Adesanya is currently in her second year studying Adult Nursing at Canterbury Christ Church University. ’Bunmi completed a placement at a private hospital in Kent earlier this year. Here she tells us about the valuable experience she gained in the independent sector. 

  • Library Skype training Alan Chalkley Alan Chalkley 8 Apr 2019

    Library training from your sofa

    The Library and Archive team are always looking for new ways to reach members. This year we started to offer library training - using Skype.