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29 blog posts
  • Glenn Turp Glenn Turp 21 Dec 2020

    An end of year message to all members

    Read Glenn Turp's seasonal message to members in Yorkshire and Humber and Northern regions. 

  • Houses of Parliament Scott Doughty Scott Doughty 11 Dec 2020

    It’s time for those in power to listen to our stories

    I recently had a call from my local MP, Bridget Phillipson, MP for Houghton and Sunderland South. 

  • Nursing Support Workers' Day Kevin Morley Kevin Morley 23 Nov 2020

    The RCN isn’t just for nurses

    I’m on the Nursing Support Workers Committee of the RCN and I get a lot out of being an RCN member. I don’t think many HCAs and APs, TNAs and NAs realise that the RCN isn’t just for nurses. Although the College is about the whole nursing team, not enough people know that.  

  • Graphic of RCN student with fob watch and clipboard Scott Doughty Scott Doughty 30 Sep 2020

    Building resilience through the student experience

    It’s been a busy time for students, and it certainly has for me with my role as student committee member representing the Northern region. 

  • Nursing staff at work Tim Grace Tim Grace 9 Sep 2020

    Nursing staff are facing difficult challenges every day

    In these unprecedented and challenging times when nurses are facing difficult challenges every day, when the talk seems to be about returning to a ‘new normal’ it is especially important that we all receive the right support in our work and practice, and a network of colleagues facing similar challenges can really help.

  • RCN Northern Board members Janet Mortimer Janet Mortimer 9 Jul 2020

    I never looked back

    I’m coming to the end of my second term on the board. I came to it through being a rep and a branch executive committee member. I was a quiet, shy person before getting involved with the RCN, but my rep experience gave me the confidence to speak out and ask questions, feeling safe knowing I had support behind me.

  • Lovemore Mahachi, RCN Northern Board member Lovemore Mahachi Lovemore Mahachi 29 Jun 2020

    Speaking up for others

    As well as being on the RCN Northern Region Board I’m an RCN steward. I really enjoy it. 

  • RCN Independent Governance Review 2020 Dr Annessa Rebair Dr Annessa Rebair 17 Jun 2020

    Hearing our members' voices

    I have an important message for you all. 

  • RCN Students Committee Northern region member Scott Doughty Scott Doughty Scott Doughty 15 May 2020

    These are tough times and they will end

    I’ve been shielding for eight weeks now. As an ex-HCA and a second-year nursing student with severe allergic brittle asthma it’s very frustrating not being able to go out or help with this crisis but I know I have no choice about that.

  • Scott Doughty, RCN Students Committee Northern member 2020 Scott Doughty Scott Doughty 30 Jan 2020

    We are borderline miracle workers because of the pressure we work under

    I’m the new RCN Student Committee member representing students in the North East and Cumbria. I like challenging the status quo and speaking up for people which is why I wanted to be the voice of northern students in the organisation.