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Chief Executive and General Secretary's update

63 blog posts
  • Pat Cullen Pat Cullen 5 May 2022

    Leading and celebrating the nursing profession

    Pat Cullen, Interim General Secretary and Chief Executive updates members on work happening across the UK to improve the working lives of nursing staff and encourages members to get involved in Glove Awareness Week and Nurses’ Day.

  • Pat Cullen Pat Cullen 27 Apr 2022

    Demanding action on nurse staffing

    Pat Cullen, Interim RCN General Secretary and Chief Executive, updates members on work across the UK to address the impact caused by the ongoing workforce crisis across health and social care. 

  • Pat Cullen Pat Cullen 6 Apr 2022

    Demanding change for our profession

    RCN Interim General Secretary and Chief Executive, Pat Cullen, updates members on RCN work to influence governments across the UK and how we’re shaping nursing in the UK and internationally.

  • Pat Cullen Pat Cullen 24 Mar 2022

    Standing up for nursing in challenging times

    Pat Cullen, RCN Interim General Secretary and Chief Executive, updates members on our continued calls on governments to address the impact of COVID-19 on nursing staff and patients, the rising cost of living and the nursing workforce crisis.

  • Pat Cullen Pat Cullen 17 Mar 2022

    Campaigning for nursing on the issues that matter to members

    RCN Interim General Secretary and Chief Executive Pat Cullen reflects on the impact of the rising price of fuel, the cost of living crisis and the importance of our Last Shift survey.

  • Pat Cullen Pat Cullen 4 Mar 2022

    Leading discussions about nursing with politicians across the UK

    Pat Cullen, RCN Interim General Secretary and Chief Executive, reflects on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and how our members across the UK continue to lobby to improve patient care.

  • Pat Cullen Pat Cullen 18 Feb 2022

    Shaping solutions for nursing with governments across the UK

    Pat Cullen, Interim General Secretary and Chief Executive, explains how the RCN continues to influence across the UK to provide solutions for nursing.

  • Pat Cullen Pat Cullen 4 Feb 2022

    Supporting you under pressure and sharing a message of solidarity with global nursing

    RCN Interim General Secretary and Chief Executive, Pat Cullen, updates members on how the RCN continues to influence policies impacting on nursing and the care you provide.

  • Pat Cullen Pat Cullen 21 Jan 2022

    Speaking up for nursing during challenging times

    Pat Cullen, RCN Interim General Secretary and Chief Executive, updates members on how the RCN continues to influence to improve our members’ working lives

  • Pat Cullen Pat Cullen 14 Jan 2022

    Supporting members facing ongoing pressures

    Pat Cullen, Interim General Secretary and Chief Executive, explains how the RCN continues to support members facing ongoing challenges.