26 blog posts
  • RCN Council RCN Council 7 Jan 2022

    RCN Council January update to members

    RCN Council members share their updates from the past month and detail how they are supporting members through their work. Vice-Chair of RCN Council, Mel Kerr, introduces this month’s update to members.

  • Janet Mortimer accepting iPads from Northgate United Reform Church Darlington for patients to Facetime with relatives - 19 June 2020 Janet Mortimer Janet Mortimer 10 May 2021

    Resilience and redeployment during the pandemic

    Like many health care staff, Janet drew on her courage and resilience while being deployed to new teams and settings several times during the pandemic.

  • Nicole Lowery Nicole Lowery Nicole Lowery 8 Mar 2021

    Use your power to empower people

    I originally thought I wanted to be a teacher. As a teaching assistant I was assigned to a one-to-one role with a little girl with complex needs who didn’t yet have a diagnosis... This little girl changed my life and my career. 

  • Marie Rogers seconding a rural health care resolution at RCN Congress Marie Rogers Marie Rogers 8 Mar 2021

    I’m passionate about keeping my team safe

    I’m the District Nurse Team Lead for Ulverston, Dalton and Millom, working out of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust. It’s a band seven role and I started in June 2019; I was just finding my feet when the pandemic hit. 

  • 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.