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  • 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. 

  • 31 Oct 2018

    RCN Bulletin 369: November 2018

    In this issue of RCN Bulletin we look at the work of members who care for people seeking treatment to bring their body into alignment with their gender identity. We also meet the award-winning nurse who is improving care for patients undergoing treatment for mouth cancer.

  • 29 Oct 2018

    RCN Students: Winter 2018

    This issue includes articles on working with refugees in Calais, speaking up as a student nurse, and the importance of hands-on personal care.

  • 17 Oct 2018

    Activate Vol 13, No 2: October 2018

    Elections have opened after 12 members of RCN Council announced they would stand down part-way through their terms following a vote of no confidence at the EGM. Find out more, including how to put yourself forward for election, in October’s issue of Activate. Also in this issue, read how a new project is helping to formalise supervision standards for all RCN reps.

  • 3 Oct 2018

    RCN Bulletin 368: October 2018

    People who assault nursing staff in England and Wales will face tougher punishments thanks to a new law coming into force next month. Find out how RCN members helped influence it in RCN Bulletin.

  • 20 Sep 2018

    Activate Vol 13, No 1: September 2018

    This issue of Activate has details about our EGM which is being held on Friday 28 September. Also in this issue, safety rep Carolyn Venters shares her top tips for carrying out workplace safety inspections and you can find out about the new law which will help to protect nursing staff from assaults.