Keeping you informed as an RCN member
In this issue of RCN Bulletin, we take a look at the past and future of learning disability nursing as it turns 100, meet the inspirational nurses who've been honoured in this year's RCNi Awards, and take a look at the RCN's new online careers resource that could help you plan your future.
Catch up on all the news, debates and events from RCN Congress 2019 in this Congress special. Also in this issue, meet our RCN award winners and find out how you can influence change by standing for election to RCN Council or another RCN committee.
In this issue of RCN Bulletin, meet Tom Ray who talks about the impact sepsis had on him and how he developed resilience to overcome its devastating effects. Also in this issue, members celebrate as Scotland passes safe staffing law and we cover debates from RCN Congress including decriminalising prostitution and nitrous oxide.
In this issue of Activate, we welcome Scotland's new safe staffing law. It's the first legislation of its kind in the UK to apply to both health and social care services. Also in this issue, we've got top tips for influencing your MP and we meet London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton. Dany is transforming the London Fire Brigade's approach to mental health in the workplace and at RCN Congress, she'll be talking about how we can apply what she's learned to nursing.
Read all about the last remaining memorials to Crimean War nurses, recording the voices of nurses past, chamber-pot taxes in the 1700s and a new book about the Royal London Hospital Nurses League. And discover some charismatic characters from the archives of Northampton General Hospital.
As we get ready to party this Nurses' Day, the UK's chief nursing officers share what they think there is to celebrate about the profession right now. Also in this issue, read all about the pretend pub revolutionising dementia care and emergency nurse Ben's experiences as a volunteer with the mountain rescue team.
This issue includes running to raise mental health awareness, what to expect from your placement mentor, a look at the students' programme at RCN Congress and one student's experience of their elective in China.
In this issue find out more about our safe staffing campaign, how to protect your hands when working and find out how to join the Congress agenda committee.
This month's RCN Bulletin includes articles on surgery school and how it helps speeds recovery, handy tips for glove awareness week, registration barriers for overseas nurses and information on the RCN exhibition on older people's care.
RCN President Anne Marie Rafferty addresses members at the RCN joint reps conference in Leeds focusing on the safe staffing campaign. Also in this issue find out the legal implications of random drug testing at work, advice on maintaining NMC registration that's lapsed.