Donna Kinnair explains that behind the headlines, the latest data on the profession shows we need bold action and investment now.
I’m coming to the end of my second term on the board. I came to it through being a rep and a branch executive committee member. I was a quiet, shy person before getting involved with the RCN, but my rep experience gave me the confidence to speak out and ask questions, feeling safe knowing I had support behind me.
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.
What’s in a word? Quite a lot it would seem for anyone following the debate around the terms ‘clinical’ and ‘homely’, says Theresa Fyffe.
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.
How COVID-19 has affected nurse education. With accounts from a level 6 nursing student, university lecturer and nurses on the front line, portraying their experience of nurse education in a student support and the mental health care setting.
Colette Datt (RGN, RN Child, BSC (Child Health) MSc (Allergy) is the Lead Nurse for Patient Experience and Public Participation at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust reflects on her experience over the last 6 weeks whilst working in an NHS Trust.
I have been part of the RCN for many years and in recent years wanted to get my voice heard more and make a positive contribution to the governance of the RCN. I was elected to the Eastern Region board and I am the current chair. I thought I knew how the RCN worked but being a board member has given me greater insight into the governance processes within the RCN and I am now a working part of those governance processes.
Returning to work clinically during a pandemic.
As we celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the NHS, it is an opportunity to reflect.