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RCN President and Council updates

27 blog posts
  • Dr Denise Chaffer Dr Denise Chaffer 21 Jul 2022

    Considering the cost of harm

    Dr Denise Chaffer, RCN President, reflects how reducing preventable harm costs could contribute to a safer nursing workforce and delivering safe quality care.

  • Carol Popplestone Carol Popplestone 14 Jul 2022

    Demanding more for nursing

    Carol Popplestone, Chair of RCN Council, updates members on how we continue to fight for the rights of nursing staff across the UK.

  • Dr Denise Chaffer Dr Denise Chaffer 30 Jun 2022

    A vision of possibilities for nursing by 2033

    Dr Denise Chaffer, RCN President, sets out how we can work together to achieve a possible vision for the next ten years and urges the government to announce this year’s pay award without further delay.

  • Dr Denise Chaffer Dr Denise Chaffer 13 May 2022

    Showcasing the contribution of nursing on International Nurses’ Day

    Dr Denise Chaffer, RCN President, updates members on activity across the UK and internationally for Nurses’ Day and work since re-joining the International Council of Nurses.

  • Dr Denise Chaffer Dr Denise Chaffer 1 Apr 2022

    Responding to some of the current challenges facing nursing

    Dr Denise Chaffer, RCN President, highlights the need to address inequalities in mental health services and the importance of working together to improve nursing retention

  • RCN Council RCN Council 11 Mar 2022

    RCN Council March update to members

    RCN Council members reflect on the second anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic and detail how they are supporting members through their work. Vice-Chair of RCN Council, Mel Kerr, introduces this month's update to members.

  • Carol Popplestone Carol Popplestone 11 Mar 2022

    Campaigning for fair pay in an RCN that leads for members

    Chair of RCN Council Carol Popplestone writes about our new pay demand on government, explains how key decisions are taken and updates on plans to drive forward change in the RCN.

  • Carol Popplestone Carol Popplestone 8 Mar 2022

    Beyond angels: how nursing has the power to challenge gendered assumptions

    RCN Chair of Council and registered Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist, Carol Popplestone reflects on the role of gendered assumptions in nursing and why we must strive to challenge them.

  • Dr Denise Chaffer Dr Denise Chaffer 25 Feb 2022

    Supporting nursing staff with advance care planning

    Dr Denise Chaffer, RCN President, shares a message of solidarity with nursing staff in Ukraine and updates members on the resources available for advance care planning

  • RCN Council RCN Council 11 Feb 2022

    RCN Council February update to members

    RCN Council members share their updates from the past month and detail how they are supporting members through their work. Vice-Chair of RCN Council, Mel Kerr, introduces this month’s update to members.