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  • 2 Jun 2020

    RCN Bulletin 388: June 2020

    This issue of Bulletin includes a useful guide on the different between face mask fit tests and fit checks, resources for looking after your skin health, and the first-hand experiences of a matron on one of London's busiest COVID-19 units. 

  • 12 May 2020

    RCN Students: Spring 2020

    COVID-19 special issue covering features on your mental wellbeing, accountability and delegation, and remote learning.

  • 4 May 2020

    Nursing History Now Spring Summer 2020

    Inside the spring/summer 2020 issue of Nursing History Now magazine we celebrate 200 years since the birth of Florence Nightingale. Discover the legacy she left and how she’s being remembered. Plus, we learn about the first men on the nursing register, discover new nursing history books, meet pioneering nurse activist Avis Hutt and reflect on the legacy of the RCN’s Connect project and its mission to improve BAME representation.

  • 29 Apr 2020

    RCN Bulletin 387: May 2020

    This issue of Bulletin includes important guidance on PPE, tips on using kindness to help protect your mental health, and a look at how the COVID-19 crisis has been affecting different nursing specialties so far. 

  • 23 Apr 2020

    Activate: Spring 2020

    This issue has a focus on COVID-19 with updates and advice, including guidance for RCN reps. It also includes stories from active members who, as well as caring for patients, are doing their best to support members in their workplace. Also in this issue, tips on self-care and advice on escalating concerns about personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • 27 Mar 2020

    RCN Bulletin 386: April 2020

    This issue has a special focus on COVID-19 and contains updates on how we’re fighting for things on your behalf, useful guidance on redeployment and advice on how to care for yourself in these challenging and stressful times.

  • 3 Mar 2020

    RCN Bulletin 385: March 2020

    In this issue of RCN Bulletin, read about our survey of emergency nursing staff in England which reveals the difficulties of providing care to patients in cramped and unsuitable locations.   Also in this issue we look coronavirus, screening for TB on the streets and how to shine in job interviews.

  • 25 Feb 2020

    RCN Health+Care: Spring 2020

    This issue of RCN Health+Care includes articles on inclusive workplaces, restoring self-esteem, menopause, the demands of diabetes, careers, appropriate workplace language and taking strike action in Northern Ireland,

  • 5 Feb 2020

    RCN Bulletin 384: February 2020

    In this issue of RCN Bulletin, read how members' historic strike action in Northern Ireland has led to an offer to restore pay parity and improve nurse staffing levels. Also in this issue, RCN careers coach Julie Watkins shares her top tips on how to get a job interview and, as our new exhibition A History of Emotions in Nursing opens, we ask what makes the perfect nurse?

  • 23 Jan 2020

    Activate: Winter 2020

    In this issue of Activate, Yvonne, an RCN rep from Wales, explains how she negotiated with her employer to secure special equipment so members are better protected when working in extreme weather, and Alison and Sharon, members of the RCN Bladder and Bowel Forum, share their tips on creating professional guidance. Also in this issue, we take a closer look at the role of RCN safety reps and share advice on what to expect if you plan to speak in an RCN Congress debate in June.

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