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  • 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.

  • 12 Sep 2018

    RCN Health+Care: autumn 2018

    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.

  • 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.