722 blog posts
  • Pat Cullen Pat Cullen 21 Jan 2022

    Speaking up for nursing during challenging times

    Pat Cullen, RCN Interim General Secretary and Chief Executive, updates members on how the RCN continues to influence to improve our members’ working lives

  • Jenifer French Jenifer French 17 Jan 2022

    On this Blue Monday 2022 - Nurses are blue in the face from shouting for help

    While there are many nurses who still feel proud, passionate, and motivated there are also many who are fed up with being patronised, put upon and treated as subservient masochists

  • Caring for the diabetic patient Theresa Smyth Theresa Smyth 14 Jan 2022

    One hundred years of insulin and the role of the Diabetes Specialist Nurse

    One hundred years ago insulin was first used to treat people with diabetes. We should celebrate not only its discovery but also the role of nurses in educating and supporting people with diabetes. 

  • Pat Cullen Pat Cullen 14 Jan 2022

    Supporting members facing ongoing pressures

    Pat Cullen, Interim General Secretary and Chief Executive, explains how the RCN continues to support members facing ongoing challenges.

  • Geoffrey Walker outside Dorset County Hospital Geoffrey Walker Geoffrey Walker 11 Jan 2022

    Immense pressure on health services

    We all continue to experience a very difficult time, whatever sector of heath care we are working in, as the newest variant of COVID 19 continues to spread. The pressure this is placing on health services is immense. Here in the South West, like all regions and countries in the UK, staff working in health are under a daily struggle to meet care demands.

  • 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.

  • Nicky Hughes Nicky Hughes 6 Jan 2022

    Wishing you a happy and healthy new year!

    Nicky Hughes, Associate Director of Nursing (Employment Relations), RCN Wales, shares her thanks and thoughts in her first blog of 2022

  • Two nurses talking Stuart Wildman Stuart Wildman 6 Jan 2022

    Nursing Web Archive Collection Update

    During International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020 the History of Nursing Forum worked with the British Library to create a collection of over 100 nursing websites and twitter accounts.  This is a review of progress in 2021 to encourage the nominations and copyright permissions to strengthen this key history of nursing collection. 

  • Ali Upton Ali Upton 5 Jan 2022

    New year, new Board Chair

    New South East Board chair Ali Upton says hello to the region.

  • Carmel O'Boyle Carmel O'Boyle 4 Jan 2022

    We gather ourselves and we go again.

    Carmel O'Boyle, Chair of the NW Regional Board, looks ahead to the new year.