615 blog posts
  • Dame Donna Kinnair Dame Donna Kinnair 15 Jan 2021

    COVID 19: Increasing pressures on nursing staff

    Dame Donna Kinnair shares the latest on the COVID-19 vaccination programme, the impact of staffing shortages and how we’re supporting members through this unprecedented time.

  • Nicky Hughes Nicky Hughes 13 Jan 2021

    Celebrating International Thank You Day

    This week, on 11 January we celebrated International Thank You Day which provides a chance to show appreciation to the people who make our lives better and happier. 

  • Mark Butler Mark Butler 13 Jan 2021

    Your care is evident and essential

    RCN West Midland's Board Chair Mark Butler shares his thoughts on 2020, and his hopes for 2021.

  • Dame Donna Kinnair Dame Donna Kinnair 7 Jan 2021

    The power of nursing during COVID-19

    Dame Donna Kinnair shares how the RCN is supporting members through the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Norman Provan Norman Provan 7 Jan 2021

    Extension of financial support to social care staff who are shielding

    RCN has fought hard to make sure social care staff who are shielding do not lose out financially and, says Norman Provan, our efforts have not been in vain.

  • Illustration of vaccine syringe Helen Donovan and Helen Bedford Helen Donovan and Helen Bedford 6 Jan 2021

    COVID-19 vaccines – making sense of the guidance

    Changes to the COVID-19 vaccine roll out have understandably caused some concern and confusion and in this blog, we aim to explain the rationale for these changes. 

  • Rebekah Hill Rebekah Hill 5 Jan 2021

    Dry January

    I hope you had time to rest and relax over the festive period. Now its time to much alcohol did you drink?

  • Estephanie Dunn Estephanie Dunn 4 Jan 2021

    2020 – The Year of the Nurse, in more ways than one

    In years to come, when we look back on 2020 and the global pandemic that swept away so many lives and livelihoods, I wonder what lessons will have been learnt. 

  • Ged Swinton Ged Swinton 4 Jan 2021

    Never underestimate the value of a nurse

    2020 started with such promise for nurses and nursing, we were planning to celebrate the work that we do in the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. The opportunity to show the world the way we as a profession contribute to everyone’s everyday life. It was planned to be a joyous showcase of how nursing contributes to the world.

  • Maggy Heaton Maggy Heaton 4 Jan 2021

    Farewell 2020, we will not miss you.

    So, we say goodbye and, for the majority of us, good riddance to 2020.