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2017: A year to be heard

 Cecilia Anim CBE 28 Dec 2016 Cecilia Anim

By working together we can meet the challenges ahead, says RCN President Cecilia Anim.

Cecilia Anim

On 1 January each year, many of us pledge to change something in our lives: 

To stay active, to volunteer or to learn something new. 

But this New Year, I have a special request.

Let’s make 2017 the year nursing staff are heard.

Our profession brings great pressures that can make it difficult to remember why we do our job. And during these moments, we feel downtrodden and isolated.

But remember, we are a community of 450,000 nursing staff, each with a voice, and with the skills to transform our patients’ lives.

By working together; to sign petitions, to attend branch meetings, to organise in our workplaces – I know we can meet the challenges ahead.

In 2017, let’s show the world how strong we are.

Happy New Year.


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Cecilia Anim

Cecilia Anim CBE

Former RCN President


Cecilia works as a clinical nurse specialist in sexual and reproductive health in London and specialises in family planning and aspects of women's health. She was elected RCN President in 2015, having been a member for more than 30 years, and was made a CBE in the 2017 New Year honours.

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