We recently held a meeting of the Nursing Support Workers Committee and I'd like to share our key messages with you. We represent the RCN’s health care assistants, assistant practitioners, trainee nursing associates, nursing associates and nursing apprentices.
I’ve recently been elected to the South West seat on the RCN Students Committee. I was really excited when I heard that I’d won. It feels good to have this opportunity.
The last several weeks has been a busy time for RCN Council. With the Issues over the presidential election and subsequent calls for an EGM we have had several more meetings than we would normally have had.
Infection control is the bedrock of nursing practice, one of the first things we are taught. A basic skill we could do in our sleep. But if last year you had asked me if I would wear a mask shopping, or apply hand sanitiser before getting in my car, I would have emphatically said no.
I’ve been a nurse for well over twenty years and my memories of working in clinical settings remain strong. I always looked forward to my shift because I enjoyed my job and working in the team I was part of.
Reflecting on the year so far, I am so grateful for our members who have managed the pandemic with professionalism and great integrity. Highly skilled nursing professionals have, over the year, worked hard to protect our most vulnerable in the society.
I am a qualified nurse from India, the country where 'mother of the poor' Mother Teresa led her life setting an example to every little girl out there.
We had a full day’s full RCN Council meeting via Microsoft Teams on 22 July. As you can imagine there were some key issues that we needed to address, not least the pay negotiations for 2021/2022.
A friend of mine recently celebrated a significant birthday. She is a kind, compassionate person who is friend to many and asks little of us, her friends, in return.
As lockdown measures continue to ease up, the Government has provided further guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19. In addition to the social distancing guidelines we are all now used to, from the 24 July, it will be compulsory to wear a face covering when shopping.