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  • 5 Mar 2019

    RCN Health+Care: Spring 2019

    This issue of RCN Health+Care includes articles on regulation,relationships in care homes and learning disability nursing.

  • 27 Feb 2019

    RCN Bulletin 373: March 2019

    Will you join our fight for safe staffing? In this issue of RCN Bulletin find out what members want to see from our safe staffing campaign in England and why we're calling for a law for safe staffing in all parts of the UK. Also in this issue, read our seven steps to speaking up about poor practice and meet Ellan Corner who explains how she's making adjustments for people with learning disabilities so they get the health care they need.

  • 14 Feb 2019

    Activate Vol 13, No 6: February 2019

    In this issue of Activate, meet your new Chair of RCN Council Sue Warner. You can also hear from our new RCN President Anne Marie Rafferty on why learning will be key to the success of our campaign for staffing for safe and effective care. Plus we reveal the hard-hitting issues set to be debated at RCN Congress in Liverpool this May.

  • 30 Jan 2019

    RCN Bulletin 372: February 2019

    In this issue of RCN Bulletin we meet Fiona Chaabane who provides a lifeline to people who have their world turned upside down by an unexpected diagnosis of a neurocognitive disorder, we take a look at what the NHS Long Term Plan means for nursing and explore how e-rostering is helping hospitals to improve patient care.

  • 17 Jan 2019

    Activate Vol 13, No 5: January 2019

    The RCN enters the new year with new leadership in the form of a new RCN President, Deputy President and Council. In the January issue of Activate, we take a look at who has been elected and explore what 2019 holds for the College with an update on the campaign for safe staffing across the UK.

  • 9 Jan 2019

    RCN Bulletin 371: January 2019

    In this issue of RCN Bulletin we introduce the new RCN President and Deputy President, announce our 2019 focus on sustainability, and share top tips for using social media to progress your career and advice on making your money go further through claiming tax back.

  • 12 Dec 2018

    Activate Vol 13, No 4: December 2018

    Following a resolution that was passed at RCN Congress earlier this year, the RCN has been calling on party leaders to back a People's Vote on the final Brexit deal. Find out more in the December issue of Activate. Also in this issue, new Chair of RCN Congress BJ Waltho tells us what she's looking for in agenda item submissions for 2019 and, looking back on her four years as RCN President, Cecilia Akrisie Anim talks about what activism means to her.

  • 5 Dec 2018

    RCN Bulletin 370: December 2018

    Students speak out: RCN calls for £1 billion investment in nursing higher education. Read more in RCN Bulletin.

  • 15 Nov 2018

    Activate Vol 13, No 3: November 2018

    Read about our new student funding campaign - Fund Our Future - which aims to get at least £1bn a year back into nursing higher education in England. Also in this issue of Activate, we have advice for reps on tackling workplace bullying and flu vaccination.

  • 7 Nov 2018

    RCN Nursing History Now: Autumn 2018

    In this issue of the RCN History of Nursing Society publication, Nursing History Now, read about Jewish refugee nurses who came to the UK during the Second World War, treating patients in the 'metal prisons' of the polio pandemic, and the recently revealed nurses' memorial commemorating those who lost their lives in the Great War.