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RCN magazines

Keeping you informed as an RCN member

RCN magazines include RCN news, views and features. They aim to promote the benefits of membership and the services of the College.

  • 18 May 2016

    Activate Vol 10, No 9: May 2016

    This month's issue of Activate includes an update on the Trade Union Act, information on the Council Review and news about developments in the training offered to RCN representatives.

  • 4 May 2016

    RCN Bulletin 339: May 2016

    This issue of RCN Bulletin includes articles on patients saying thank you to nursing staff, tackling discrimination and why you should come to RCN Congress.

  • 20 Apr 2016

    Activate Vol 10, No 8: April 2016

    This month's issue of Activate features the launch of the Government's consultation on student bursaries and the key role of activists in encouraging responses from members. There is also news of changes to the voting system at this year's Congress as well as information about the new state pension. Plus confirmation of a change of date for the autumn Joint Reps' Conference.

  • 6 Apr 2016

    RCN Bulletin 338: April 2016

    This issue of RCN Bulletin includes articles on nursing older people in Scotland, the RCN's pay campaign and the Trade Union Bill.

  • 23 Mar 2016

    RCN Health+Care: Spring 2016

    This issue includes features on the history of HCAs in the RCN, nutrition and hydration, mental health, and plans for a new nursing support role.

  • 16 Mar 2016

    Activate Vol 10, No 7: March 2016

    This month's issue of Activate includes the stepping up of the RCN's Nursing Counts campaign to encourage members to make their voices heard over pay in light of the 1% pay award. There are features on the Congress Agenda Committee and its process for deciding the debates at Congress 2016 and a look back on 40 years as an activist from Gordon Lees.

  • 14 Mar 2016

    RCN History of Nursing Society newsletter: Spring 2016

    A special centenary issue of the RCN History of Nursing Society newsletter, including articles on the RCN's founders, its history and some significant members.

  • 2 Mar 2016

    RCN Bulletin 337: March 2016

    This issue of RCN Bulletin includes articles on the safe staffing law in Wales, the pay campaign breakthrough in Northern Ireland and an in-depth look at the confirmer role in the revalidation process.

  • 17 Feb 2016

    Activate Vol 10, No 6: February 2016

    The February 2016 issue of Activate is a working longer special edition with features on pension planning and reps using midlife development reviews to shape members' careers later in life. There is also coverage of the successful passing of the Nurse Staffing Levels Bill in Wales and an update on the Northern Ireland pay dispute where an RCN campaign has seen the Health Minister agree to consult the Pay Review Body.

  • 3 Feb 2016

    RCN Bulletin 336: February 2016

    This issue includes articles on student bursary protests, new visa rules for non-EU migrants and the reflection aspect of NMC revalidation.