70 blog posts
  • Nursing Support Workers' Day Lindsay Cardwell Lindsay Cardwell 28 Oct 2020

    Nursing Support Workers Committee meeting key messages

    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.

  • Graphic of RCN student with fob watch and clipboard Lucia Assirati Lucia Assirati 14 Oct 2020

    Introducing Lucia Assirati - your new RCN Student Committee South West member

    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.

  • Lead, Govern, Inspire - RCN South West Council elections slogan Geoffrey Walker Geoffrey Walker 13 Oct 2020

    Update from Council

    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.

  • Lucy Muchina Lucy Muchina 4 Oct 2020

    Infection control: that old, new hot topic

    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. 

  • RCN rep badge logo 2020 Lucy Muchina Lucy Muchina 7 Sep 2020

    Being RCN-active

    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. 

  • Image of a payslip Lucy Muchina Lucy Muchina 26 Aug 2020

    Pay sessions for members

    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. 

  • Elizabeth Abraham, RCN Gloucestershire Branch BAME Officer Elizabeth Abraham Elizabeth Abraham 20 Aug 2020

    It is all about human connections

    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.

  • Goeffrey Walker, RCN Council member for the South West Region Geoffrey Walker Geoffrey Walker 5 Aug 2020

    An update from your RCN Council member following July's Council meeting

    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.

  • Image of a pay slip Lucy Muchina Lucy Muchina 5 Aug 2020

    Value should be rewarded

    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.

  • Mask on trolly Lucy Muchina Lucy Muchina 22 Jul 2020

    Speak out and be heard

    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.