A short reflection on 2020, but keeping Flo in the frame and her legacy for the year of the nurse and midwife.
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.
Nursing staff are fundamental to vaccine delivery. This is how the RCN is supporting members.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Nursing Support Workers' Day, Theresa Fyffe reflects on the essential role of nursing support workers in teams across the NHS and care services.
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.
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.