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2020 is declared the international year of the nurse and midwife

It’s an opportunity to put the work of nurses and midwives in the spotlight

Loneliness has become a social epidemic and it’s harming health, RCN congress hears

College members want RCN to work with ministers to tackle loneliness

Congress applauds fire chief over trauma support

RCN members applaud London’s fire chief for supporting staff affected by traumatic events

‘Stop victimising staff for embracing safety culture’

RCN congress speaker’s message to employers as she urges nurses to escalate care concerns

Sexual harassment of nurses is too often ‘brushed aside as a misunderstanding’

Congress wants employers to provide more protection for staff

Demands to show ‘resilience’ put greater pressure on nurses, congress told

Nurses struggling to cope in stressful workplaces are pressured by demands to show resilience

Congress demands mandatory sepsis training

RCN members back call for mandatory sepsis training after hearing survivor’s account

Multitude of nursing uniforms causing confusion in England

Congress discusses whether a national uniform should be introduced

Bullying in the NHS: ‘Nurses must take collective responsibility to help tackle problem’

RCN congress hears nurses’ own accounts of workplace harassment

Nursing careers: website aims to demystify the range of jobs open to staff

Online resource explains progression opportunities for registrants and support workers

Congress votes to urge government into action over homelessness

RCN members discuss lack of social housing and making healthcare more accessible

RCN congress rejects call to create elected general secretary

Some members believe high-profile role should be split from that of college chief executive

Appeal to nurses: ‘stick by colleagues if they’re caught up in a social media storm’

Staff in controversial care cases face abuse online – with even nurses joining in

RCN congress rejects call to oppose clinical supervision by non-nurses

‘Siloed thinking would mean nurses miss out on valuable expertise’

Congress fringe: ‘RCN’s dual role of professional body and union only makes it stronger’

But college is failing to be a trade union for nurse academics, meeting told

Members divided over whether college should rejoin ICN

International Council of Nurses ‘offers RCN a global seat’, but some question its function

Strike action must always be an option for members, says RCN general secretary

Dame Donna Kinnair takes aim at politicians for forcing nurses to cope with workforce crisis

Congress backs call to lobby government to decriminalise prostitution

Sexual health nurse tells members this is the model backed by evidence – and sex workers

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