Blogs

Read the latest opinions from the RCN in Wales

31 blog posts
  • Nicky Hughes Nicky Hughes 23 Aug 2020

    The Importance of the Nursing Voice

    Nicky Hughes, Associate Director of Nursing (Employment Relations) shares some of her thoughts about how you can get your voice heard.

  • Nicky Hughes Nicky Hughes 30 Jul 2020

    The end of shielding – what happens now?

    Nicky Hughes, Associate Director of Nursing (Employment Relations), shares some of the topics being discussed with the Welsh government and NHS employers this week.

  • Nicky Hughes Nicky Hughes 23 Jul 2020

    Want to get more involved in the work of RCN Wales? Become a rep!

    Nicky Hughes, Associate Director of Nursing (Employment Relations), shares some of the ways in which you can get involved with the RCN and make a difference – one of which is to become an RCN rep.

  • Nicky Hughes Nicky Hughes 16 Jul 2020

    Results of the working conditions survey for members

    Nicky Hughes, Associate Director of Nursing (Employment Relations), RCN Wales, shares some of the findings of the recent member survey regarding working conditions during COVID-19

  • Nicky Hughes Nicky Hughes 9 Jul 2020

    Behind the scenes: A day in the life of an RCN Wales Associate Director

    I’ve been a member for over 30 years, but it was only after I started working for the Royal College of Nursing earlier this year that I began to fully appreciate what it actually does! The RCN is both a professional body, promoting education, training and best practice, and a trade union. I oversee the trade union element of RCN Wales’ services.

  • Nicky Hughes Nicky Hughes 2 Jul 2020

    COVID-19 and parents, children and young people

    This week has seen a big step in Wales as we move towards the “new normal”, with the re-opening of schools. Whilst many looked forward to the schools re-opening, to gain some normality, for others the sessional attendance adds another complexity to an already chaotic world.

  • Nicky Hughes Nicky Hughes 25 Jun 2020

    A busy week celebrating diversity in nursing

    Working in PPE in the hot weather, Windrush Day, Pride and Care Home Open Day.

  • Nicky Hughes Nicky Hughes 18 Jun 2020

    100 days of COVID-19 and a week off

    100 days since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of taking time off.

  • Nicky Hughes Nicky Hughes 7 Jun 2020

    COVID-19 workforce risk assessment tool

    Nicky Hughes, RCN Wales Associate Director of Nursing (Employment Relations), highlights the new risk assessment for all staff that includes issues relating to vulnerable people and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

  • Nicky Hughes Nicky Hughes 31 May 2020

    Looking after your physical health

    A message to members and reps from RCN Wales Associate Director of Nursing, Nicky Hughes