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322 blog posts
  • Jonathan Beebee Jonathan Beebee 18 May 2023

    PANS PANDAS: A mysterious and debilitating paediatric disorder

    Raising awareness of PANS PANDAS and the RCN's co-signing of the recent position statement.

  • Nicky Hughes Nicky Hughes 18 May 2023

    Member power: reflections from the picket lines

    As RCN Congress considers how members can build on the undeniable collective power of their voices to further strengthen their influence and positive public opinion, Nicky Hughes, RCN Wales Director of Nursing (Employment Relations) shares strike day highlights from members who were on the picket lines in December.

  • Julie Duncan Julie Duncan 18 May 2023

    Recognising World IBD Day - 19 May 2023

    IBD is a significant disease and most nurses working in GI will have contact with patients with IBD, often at their most vulnerable. Nurses working within IBD care have an important role within the care and management of people living with IBD providing holistic, advanced care.

  • Jenifer French Jenifer French 17 May 2023

    ‘Just’ Anxiety?’ - Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

    Jenifer French, RCN Wales Mental Health and Learning Disability Nurse Adviser, talks us through this year's focus for Mental Health Awareness week and stresses the need for those with severe mental illness to not be left behind.

  • Kokila Swamynathan Kokila Swamynathan 16 May 2023

    Improving equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace is everyone’s responsibility

    As RCN Congress discusses how it can support and improve awareness of unconscious bias within health care, Kokila Swamynathan, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Inclusion and Diversity Manager and new RCN Wales Board member, reflects on her personal and professional experience of unconscious bias.

  • Jane Salvage Jane Salvage 12 May 2023

    Nightingale and Empire: time for a rethink

    Now is an opportune moment to consider the implications of Florence Nightingale’s legacy.

  • Sarah Winfield-Davies 800x400 Sarah Winfield-Davies Sarah Winfield-Davies 11 May 2023

    Forever grateful for my YTS experience

    I’ve been a qualified nurse for 31 years. I originally wanted to be a policewoman, but I hated sixth form as all my friends had left school, so I left too and joined a Youth Training Scheme (YTS) working in a nursing home. 

  • Emma Bird Emma Bird 11 May 2023

    Together we can combat loneliness

    Emma Bird, the Eastern region's RCN Student Committee member, suggests nursing students should combat loneliness by helping each other.

  • Chukwudubem (Chuks) Ifeajuna Chukwudubem (Chuks) Ifeajuna 11 May 2023

    At the Sharp End

    Chukwudubem (Chuks) Ifeajuna, RCN South East Safety Rep Committee Member looks at the RCN’s work to protect members from sharps injuries. 

  • Sandra Campbell Sandra Campbell 9 May 2023

    Further reflections on grief during COVID-19 from a personal & professional perspective

    There are ongoing consequences of the pandemic with the full impact yet unknown. One of the most distressing consequences is on bereavement. The aim of this blog is to raise awareness of the need for good bereavement support with nurses being in a crucial position to help.