There was a wealth of experience in the room and it was agreed this was of value to the RCN. The discussion focused on how it could be utilised. Ideas included sharing consultations to get views and perspectives, developing links between the RCN and voluntary organisations, sharing expertise particularly in supporting newly qualified nurses and students, getting involved in campaigns and volunteering in the regional office.
We are now looking to set up a virtual network of retired members in London. Its aim will be to promote action and a great start would be to get involved with the Summer of Protest.If you are interested in joining the network and getting involved please contact Alison Telfer, Development Officer, RCN London on 020 7647 3336 or by email: Alison.firstname.lastname@example.org