Keeping you informed as an RCN member
Inside the autumn/winter 2019 issue of Nursing History Now magazine we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the state registration of nursing. Discover the role the College of Nursing played in this hard-fought battle. Plus, we look back at learning disability nursing through the ages, the London Foundling Hospital in the 18th century, black history from the RCN Archive and how cakes saved the College in the 1920s.
This issue includes improving care for transgender patients, your role in safeguarding children and young people, how to spot the signs of delirium, and some advice on beating the second-year blues.
In this issue of RCN Bulletin, read how three RCN members are helping to beat burnout. They share their research, advice and innovations on how to overcome work-related stress and fatigue. You can also find out how RCN safety reps keep members safe in their workplaces and meet the RCN members who work as CQC inspectors.
Separate the facts from the fiction about the flu jab, learn about the latest development in our safe staffing campaign and find out how one member is helping people who are homeless in hospital in this month's issue of RCN Bulletin.
Last week we launched an advertising campaign to raise awareness of nurse shortages in England. The adverts urge people to sign our petition calling on the government to fix the nursing workforce crisis. Read more about the advertising campaign, and how you can download resources to promote it in your workplace, in this month's issue of Activate. Also in this issue, find out about the changes we'll be making to Activate from this month and read about our new toolkits for parents-to-be.
This issue of RCN Health+Care includes articles on fertility nursing, pressure ulcers, fighting flu and safe staffing.
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.
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.
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.
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.