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Chief Executive and General Secretary's update

49 blog posts
  • Professor Nicola Ranger Professor Nicola Ranger 1 Dec 2023

    Beating the winter blues in nursing

    Nicola Ranger writes on the importance of fighting for nursing staff as winter pressures mount.

  • Pat Cullen Pat Cullen 25 Aug 2023

    Exciting times ahead for the RCN

    RCN General Secretary and Chief Executive Pat Cullen shares news of upcoming developments for the College.

  • Pat Cullen Pat Cullen 28 Jul 2023

    Nursing Speaks Out

    Pat Cullen reflects on the role of nursing in shaping the political agenda.

  • Pat Cullen Pat Cullen 30 Jun 2023

    The devil is in the detail

    Pat Cullen shares her initial response to the government’s long-awaited NHS Workforce plan for England.

  • Pat Cullen Pat Cullen 16 Jun 2023

    Equal treatment for all

    Pat Cullen says it’s simple: all nursing staff deserve fair pay.

  • Pat Cullen Pat Cullen 9 Jun 2023

    If not now, when? If not us, who?

    Two consecutive days of strikes in Wales set the tone for a summer of action, as Pat Cullen explains.

  • Pat Cullen Pat Cullen 5 May 2023

    Strength. Unity. Resolve

    Our Chief Executive Pat Cullen considers crucial next steps in our campaign for fair pay and patient safety.

  • Pat Cullen Pat Cullen 21 Apr 2023

    We will strike again

    Pat Cullen sets out plans for 48-hours of industrial action.

  • Pat Cullen Pat Cullen 31 Mar 2023

    Your vote is vital

    The consultation on a new NHS pay offer for 2023-24 is now open and Pat Cullen urges members in England to engage with the offer in full. 

  • Pat Cullen Pat Cullen 20 Mar 2023

    Negotiating pay

    What happened in the five weeks between England’s last day of strike action and the announcement of the government pay offer last Thursday?