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  • Fiona Hibberts Fiona Hibberts 30 Nov 2020

    Quite a year Florence!

    A short reflection on 2020, but keeping Flo in the frame and her legacy for the year of the nurse and midwife.

  • Ali Upton Ali Upton 26 Nov 2020

    At the sharp end: sharps safety in the workplace

    With the launch of the RCN's survey on sharp injuries in the workplace, Ali Upton, Chair of the RCN UK Safety Reps Committee, talks about the importance of safety measures in the workplace around using sharps.

  • Helen Donovan and Helen Bedford Helen Donovan and Helen Bedford 26 Nov 2020

    Nursing staff are fundamental to vaccine delivery. Find out how the RCN is supporting members.

    Nursing staff are fundamental to vaccine delivery. This is how the RCN is supporting members.

  • White Ribbon Day logo Michelle Moseley Michelle Moseley 25 Nov 2020

    White Ribbon Day 2020 and domestic abuse awareness

    White Ribbon Day 2020 falls on Wednesday 25 November and will again seek to raise awareness of domestic violence against women. A campaign originally targeting men and boys in Canada to raise awareness of violence against women and promote healthy relationships, White Ribbon Day now has global recognition.

  • Jenifer French Jenifer French 24 Nov 2020

    White Ribbon Day and Women's Mental Health

    The impact of Domestic Abuse on an individual’s mental health is known to have a significant  impact and can result in severe anxiety and depression but what is less discussed is its prevalence for those experiencing psychosis, mood disorders, substance misuse,  life threatening self-harming behaviour and suicide. Whether being the victim of domestic abuse or witnessing it within the home the long-term impact can be catastrophic. 

  • Nursing Support Workers' Day Kevin Morley Kevin Morley 23 Nov 2020

    The RCN isn’t just for nurses

    I’m on the Nursing Support Workers Committee of the RCN and I get a lot out of being an RCN member. I don’t think many HCAs and APs, TNAs and NAs realise that the RCN isn’t just for nurses. Although the College is about the whole nursing team, not enough people know that.  

  • Nursing Support Workers' Day Geoffrey Walker Geoffrey Walker 23 Nov 2020

    Happy Nursing Support Workers' Day

    This is a message to all our nursing support worker colleagues.  Whether your job title is health care assistant, health care support worker, mental health support worker, assistant practitioner, nursing associate, trainee nursing associate; whether you work in the acute, primary, social or community sectors; whether you work in adult, children, learning disability or mental health; whether you work in the NHS, at a GP practice, in the  charity or independent sector – I see you and we celebrate your contribution to the health of our communities.

  • Theresa Fyffe Theresa Fyffe Theresa Fyffe 23 Nov 2020

    'Critical to the delivery of high quality care' -Theresa Fyffe: Nursing Support Workers' Day 2020

    On Nursing Support Workers' Day, Theresa Fyffe reflects on the essential role of nursing support workers in teams across the NHS and care services.

  • Nursing Support Workers' Day Nicky Hughes Nicky Hughes 20 Nov 2020

    It's time to celebrate!

    Nicky Hughes, Associate Director of Nursing (Employment Relations) reflects on RCN Wales' Nurse of the Year awards and looks ahead to the RCN's first Nursing Support Workers' Day celebrations.

  • Teresa Budrey Teresa Budrey 20 Nov 2020

    Celebrating Nursing Support Workers

    Nursing support workers have always been a vital part of the whole nursing and health service team. Never has this been more evident than the last year when, along with their nurse colleagues and nursing students, they continued to work on the frontline at the most difficult of times.