Blogs

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  • Dame Donna Kinnair Dame Donna Kinnair 28 Feb 2020

    Celebrating the Year of the Nurse and Midwife

    As the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, 2020 offers us all is an exciting opportunity to celebrate our profession across the world. At the RCN, we will use this year to highlight the many achievements of nursing – and the very real challenges we face.

  • GOV UK Parliamentary Process Carolyn Doyle Carolyn Doyle 26 Feb 2020

    Assisted Dying Bill-My reflections and thoughts

    Another attempt at getting a Bill that supports assisted dying, through the parliamentary process.  

  • Jan Sinclair Jan Sinclair 25 Feb 2020

    Nurses supporting the relaunched We Are Undefeatable Campaign

    The importance of nurses involvement with this campaign can't be over emphasised as talking to patients about their physical activity levels should be embedded into their everyday conversations. Those patients with long term health conditions can be the hardest to engage with so this campaign highlights in particular some of the ways in which healthcare professionals such as nurses and midwives can help support them.

  • Annie Altschul Stuart Wildman Stuart Wildman 25 Feb 2020

    Read about the most influential nurses of the twentieth-century

    Annie Altschul

  • Jeremy Benton Jeremy Benton 24 Feb 2020

    Jeremy Benton: February update from your Council member

    February update from the South East Council Member Jeremy Benton.

  • Florence Nightingale Geoffrey Walker Geoffrey Walker 18 Feb 2020

    The World Health Organisation International Year of the Nurse 2020

    This is the international year for the nurse and celebrating 200 years since the birth of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale.

  • Sustainable Development Goals Professor Anne Marie Rafferty CBE Professor Anne Marie Rafferty CBE 18 Feb 2020

    Investing in the global power of nursing

    Now is the time to feel the power of nursings' voice, speaking as one in a global call to action.  

  • London members holding a safe staffing banner Mark Farmer Mark Farmer 18 Feb 2020

    Starting as we mean to go on

    It has been a jam-packed start to 2020 at RCN London. The first event was Inclusion Solution, Leading from the Front, then the publication of Living in the Red: the cost of living crisis for London's nursing workforce, plus safe staffing events.

  • Sandra Grieve Sandra Grieve 11 Feb 2020

    Travel health hits the headlines

    The third joint event between the RCN Public Health Forum (PHF) and the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) took place on Saturday 8th February. Given the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) originating in China and declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by WHO the event was timely. 

  • Leonora King Leonora King Leonora King 3 Feb 2020

    Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone

    I'm the new Student Committee member representing the South West region’s students.