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.
Time has flown so fast that it seems only the other day that we celebrated the 70th birthday of the NHS. The memories of that momentous occasion still linger for me.
Christmas last year seemed no different from any other Christmas. I especially looked forward to the excitement of spending some quality time with family. Amid all the camaraderie however, a perturbing note ran through the celebrations.
There is so much happening at the moment as well as the challenges presented by COVID-19 and please ensure you read our updates on the RCN website. It is important that we all keep safe at this time and are given the correct PPE in our work places; if you have any concerns do not hesitate to let the RCN know through our regional office.
As we celebrate Learning Disability Week I remember some work I did several years ago. I was working as a public health practitioner and part of the role was to support and deliver programmes to survivors of domestic abuse.
This week is Carers' Week and so I have pondered on the role so many of us play in our caring responsibilities outside of our work.
I grew up in the wonderful city of Nairobi Kenya. Nairobi means ‘the place of cool waters’ but the city is also known as the ‘Green City in the Sun’ because of its climate and pollution-free, green environment.
It is sad that so many of the planned celebrations for International Nurses’ Day had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. However, many of us, across the region, celebrated in our own way within the current restrictions. I also believe that nursing is not about one day, but every day, and we can celebrate again when the crisis is over.