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  • 11 Sep 2019

    RCN Health+Care: Spring 2019

    This issue of RCN Health+Care includes articles on fertility nursing, pressure ulcers, fighting flu and safe staffing.

  • 4 Sep 2019

    RCN Bulletin 379: September 2019

    In this issue of RCN Bulletin, Dame Donna Kinnair talks about the challenges, triumphs and tragedies which have led her to become RCN Chief Executive & General Secretary, specialist nurses describe what exactly a role in interventional radiology consists of and why they love it so much, and RCNi-award-winning general practice nurse Sarah explains how the creation of an activity and health hub for men is tackling social isolation.

  • 31 Jul 2019

    RCN Bulletin 378: August 2019

    In this safe staffing campaign special issue of RCN Bulletin, we take a look at the current picture across the UK. Find out what impact legislation is having on the frontline in Wales and how members successfully helped to shape a new law in Scotland. In England, members are developing local campaign plans and in Northern Ireland nursing staff continue to fight for a fair pay deal. Take a look at this issue to find out how you can get involved and to read advice on how to raise concerns about safe staffing in your workplace.

  • 11 Jul 2019

    Activate Vol 13, No 11: July 2019

    Members in England have sent the Health Secretary Matt Hancock a clear message on patient safety. Read more on how we're keeping up the pressure in the campaign for safe staffing in this issue of Activate. Also in this issue, find out about our new supervision standards for learning reps and safety reps and hear from members of the RCN professional nursing and trade union committees on why you should consider standing now nominations for seats on both committees are open.

  • 4 Jul 2019

    RCN Bulletin 377: July 2019

    In this issue of RCN Bulletin, we take a look at the past and future of learning disability nursing as it turns 100, meet the inspirational nurses who've been honoured in this year's RCNi Awards, and take a look at the RCN's new online careers resource that could help you plan your future.

  • 13 Jun 2019

    Activate Vol 13, No 10: June 2019

    Catch up on all the news, debates and events from RCN Congress 2019 in this Congress special. Also in this issue, meet our RCN award winners and find out how you can influence change by standing for election to RCN Council or another RCN committee.

  • 29 May 2019

    RCN Bulletin 376: June 2019

    In this issue of RCN Bulletin, meet Tom Ray who talks about the impact sepsis had on him and how he developed resilience to overcome its devastating effects. Also in this issue, members celebrate as Scotland passes safe staffing law and we cover debates from RCN Congress including decriminalising prostitution and nitrous oxide.

  • 16 May 2019

    Activate Vol 13, No 9: May 2019

    In this issue of Activate, we welcome Scotland's new safe staffing law. It's the first legislation of its kind in the UK to apply to both health and social care services. Also in this issue, we've got top tips for influencing your MP and we meet London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton. Dany is transforming the London Fire Brigade's approach to mental health in the workplace and at RCN Congress, she'll be talking about how we can apply what she's learned to nursing.

  • 15 May 2019

    RCN Nursing History Now: Spring 2019

    Read all about the last remaining memorials to Crimean War nurses, recording the voices of nurses past, chamber-pot taxes in the 1700s and a new book about the Royal London Hospital Nurses League. And discover some charismatic characters from the archives of Northampton General Hospital.

  • 1 May 2019

    Bulletin 375: May 2019

    As we get ready to party this Nurses' Day, the UK's chief nursing officers share what they think there is to celebrate about the profession right now. Also in this issue, read all about the pretend pub revolutionising dementia care and emergency nurse Ben's experiences as a volunteer with the mountain rescue team.