Keeping you informed as an RCN member
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.
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.
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.
This issue includes articles on working with refugees in Calais, speaking up as a student nurse, and the importance of hands-on personal care.
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.
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.
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.
This issue of RCN Health+Care includes articles on working as an assistant practitioner, cancer nursing, becoming a dementia friend and promoting independence in patients' homes.
In this education special, RCN Bulletin looks beyond the bursary and asks what needs to happen to secure the future supply of nurses. You can also read our top tips to secure your CPD and find out why it's so important for nursing students to talk about their mental health.
In this issue we meet Iain - when he's not working as a senior nursing lecturer, he's saving lives at sea as a lifeboat volunteer. We also meet Magic, the medical assistance dog and Val, the fertility specialist who's giving hope to young people with cancer.