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  • 5 Sep 2018

    RCN Bulletin 367: September 2018

    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.

  • 1 Aug 2018

    RCN Bulletin 366: August 2018

    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.

  • 18 Jul 2018

    Activate Vol 12, No 11: July 2018

    In this issue of Activate, find out the latest on NHS pay in Scotland and Wales. You can also read about how reps are helping to develop important resources.

  • 5 Jul 2018

    RCN Bulletin 365: July 2018

    As the NHS turns 70, we look back to see what nursing staff thought of the revolutionary new service when it began. We also meet Mark, an RCNi award winner, who is combining his love of boxing and mental health nursing to help turn lives around.

  • 20 Jun 2018

    Activate Vol 12, No 10: June 2018

    RCN members in England voted in favour of a NHS pay deal, it's reported in this issue of Activate.

  • 6 Jun 2018

    RCN Bulletin 364: June 2018

    In this issue, meet the nurses helping to rebuild lives after Grenfell and learn why some nursing staff are calling for cannabis to be decriminalised for medicinal use.

  • 30 May 2018

    Activate Vol 12, No 9: May 2018

    In this issue of Activate you can read all the highlights from Congress 2018 and find out why the drug spice is putting prison nursing staff at risk.

  • 9 May 2018

    RCN Nursing History Now: Spring 2018

    This is the first issue of the new RCN History of Nursing Society publication, Nursing History Now, which features a look at commemorative blue plaques for nurses and a celebration of the NHS's 70th anniversary.

  • 3 May 2018

    RCN Students: Spring 2018

    This issue includes articles on innovation in learning disability nursing, surviving night shifts, sepsis, and men in nursing.

  • 2 May 2018

    RCN Bulletin 363: May 2018

    Voting is now open on the NHS pay deal for England and this issue of RCN Bulletin looks at the reasons why eligible members should take part.