RCNi is the premier provider of innovative and creative information solutions for the whole nursing team and associated health professionals
We produce 11 journals, including Nursing Standard, to provide health professionals with the latest developments impacting nursing, including changes in policy, practice and research.
We also offer a range of digital products including RCNi Decision Support, designed to support decision making and standardise care across organisations, RCNi Learning, an interactive online resource of CPD training modules, and the RCNi Portfolio, an online store and tracking system to help you with revalidation.
We celebrate exceptional care in the profession through the RCNi Nurse Awards, and help to develop careers and enhance practice with events such as the popular Nursing and Careers Jobs Fair, and revalidation seminars.
Each of our journals provide authoritative coverage of their specialist fields, including peer-reviewed clinical content and continuing professional development (CPD) articles.
Click the links below to access our individual titles or click here to discover more about our journals.
Editorial advisory board
Each journal has an editorial advisory board of clinical experts who help to guide the scope of our content. The RCNi editorial advisory board consists of the following members:
|Alison Dinning (Chair)||Institute Clinical Lead (Education and Development), Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust||Lorraine Hicking-Woodison||Health Care Support Worker Adviser, Practice Nurse Adviser Team, (hosted by West Kent CCG)|
|Sandra Aitcheson||Assistant Director Nursing Adult Services, Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland||Professor Fiona Irvine||Head of Nursing, University of Birmingham|
|Beverley Baker||Matron, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham||Paul Jebb||Associate Director of Nursing, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Lancaster Infirmary|
|Joanne Bosanquet MBE Queen's Nurse||Chief Executive, The Foundation of Nursing Studies||Professor Daniel Kelly||RCN Professor, Cardiff University|
|Professor James Buchan||Faculty of Social Sciences and Health Care, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh||Group Captain Di Lamb||Defence Professor of Nursing, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (Academia & Research), Medical Directorate, Joint Force Command, Birmingham|
|Professor Clare Cable||Chief Executive and Nurse Director, Queen's Nursing Institute, Scotland. Honorary Professor, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh||
|RCN Nurse of the Year 2019 and matron and advanced nurse practitioner, Whipps Cross University Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, London|
Professor Dave Clarke, PhD, MA, BSc (Hons), RGN/RSCN
Foundation Professor of Nursing, University of Leicester
|Carol-Ann Murray||Joint Commissioning Manager – Children and Young People, Partnership Commissioning Team, NHS Southward Clinical Commissioning Group and Southwark Council, London|
|Rachel Dakin||Student Nurse, University of Nottingham||Manyara Mushore||
Course Director, BSc Mental Health Nursing; Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University
|Professor Tonks Fawcett||Professor of Student Learning (Nurse Education), School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh||Liz Read||Clinical Ward Manager, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust|
|Reece Doonan||Senior Research Nurse, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust||Dr Yana Richens||Deputy Head of Maternity Services, Nursing Directorate, NHS England|
Products and services
We are continuously improving and adding to our range of digital products to help guide you through your studies and continuing professional development (CPD), to develop your career, and to help you to deliver outstanding patient care.
We aim to inform and inspire nurses at every step of their career. With over thirty years at the forefront of nurse education, and as part of the Royal College of Nursing Group, we are a trusted provider of expert nursing information.
Click here to find out more about how our products and services can enhance your practice.
We hold many popular events throughout the year, including the RCNi Nurse Awards, the UK’s biggest ceremony for celebrating innovative practice and exceptional patient care in the nursing profession.
We also organise the Nursing and Careers Jobs Fair, the largest nursing recruitment event in the UK. Our jobs fairs are held across the country and provide nurses with the opportunity to meet employers face to face, and to attend free seminars that offer insight into everything from revalidation and preceptorship, to improving interview skills.
The Nursing and Careers Jobs Fair is free to attend, simply register on the website.
Founded in 1987 and formerly known as RCN Publishing, RCNi is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Royal College of Nursing.
The RCN's Royal Charter, standing orders, regulations, policies and processes ensure good governance of the organisation. Click here to read more about these governance documents.
Board of Directors
- Rachel Armitage (Managing Director)
- Gary Bell (Editorial Director)
- Phil Smithers (Sales and Marketing Director)
- Tim Brooks (chairman)
- Caroline McNamara
- Dr Aisha Holloway
- Roy Grant
- Martin Richardson
- Sophie Wybrew-Bond
- Caroline Shuldham
Tim Brooks has led many famous and diverse media brands, ranging from Health Service Journal to the Guardian; and from New Musical Express to the BMJ. He is chair of the advisory council of the British Library, and of NLA Media Access, a copyright management organisation owned by the UK’s major news brands. He is also a director of the Professional Publishers Association, and has twice served as a visiting fellow in strategy and entrepreneurship at London Business School. Tim invests his time and experience in enabling talented people and established publishing companies to flourish in today’s rapidly-changing information economy.
Deputy chair, non-executive director
Caroline (Carol) McNamara has 30 years’ experience working in the publishing and information industry. She works at CABI, a not-for-profit international organisation owned by 48 governments. In her role as chief commercial officer, she is responsible for delivering income and growth for the organisation in addition to all customer communications. As most of her career has been spent in digital publishing she has an in-depth understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing publishers such as RCNi as customers demand greater flexibility from products and services in the move to a digital environment. Throughout her career she has worked in international markets and is accustomed to operating at board level in commercial and governmental organisations. Carol is also a qualified member of the Institute of Directors.
Non-executive director and nurse academic adviser
Aisha Holloway is professor of nursing studies and head of nursing studies at the University of Edinburgh. She recently completed a CNO clinical academic research fellowship involving a programme of research funded by the MRC-PHIND exploring the feasibility and development of alcohol interventions in male remand prisoners in the UK. A registered adult nurse she has clinical experience in general medicine, acute medical admissions and intensive care. Aisha was previously the programme director for the master’s in advancing nursing practice in nursing studies and was the convenor of the Athena SWAN assessment team for the School of Health in Social Science leading the successful Bronze Award submission. Aisha has previously been seconded to the Scottish Government alcohol policy team as an honorary nurse consultant for alcohol research and policy. She is also chair of the Scottish Alcohol Research Network. Aisha studied at the University of Abertay, Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Nottingham, and is a former chair of the Nursing Council on Alcohol. She was a member of the Department of Health alcohol policy team workforce training group and sits on the Alcohol Leadership Board at Public Health England.
Non-executive director and adviser on HR and operations
Roy Grant joined RCNi board on 1 November 2013. Before this he worked as HR director in several sectors including banking, health and manufacturing. Most recently, Roy worked in media for Trinity Mirror Plc facing all the familiar challenges of its products moving online. Since 2013 Roy has worked as an HR consultant as well as holding non-executive roles for RCNi, Your Housing Group and Career Connect. His experience includes all aspects of human resources with an emphasis on merger and acquisition, change management and employee relations. Roy is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Non-executive director and chair of audit committee
Martin Richardson has 40 years’ experience in the publishing industry. He has held a variety of executive positions with international publishers, most recently as a managing director with Oxford University Press. Martin has served on the boards of a number of trade organisations and has chaired the Published Licencing Society. He has also presented and published papers on the online development of scientific and medical publishing, particularly in the areas of new technology and business models. Since retiring from full-time work, Martin has become a consultant providing strategic advice to organisations such as the RCN and has contributed to a major writing project on the history of OUP, published in 2017. He is also studying music composition with the Open College of Arts.
Non-executive director and adviser on audience engagement and digital skills
Sophie Wybrew-Bond has 25 years' experience in media and information services (B2C and B2B) starting out as a marketer, then progressing from publisher through to managing director at Bauer Media's Entertainment portfolio. Most recently Sophie has been head of brand (creative & content) for Marks and Spencer, where she developed a publishing/content operation and oversaw every visual and written expression of M&S (from shop windows to advertising).
Caroline joined the board of RCNi in November 2019. She is a registered nurse with a background in critical care and cardiac nursing, and chaired the RCNi editorial advisory board in 2015-2019.
Caroline is an independent consultant with experience in clinical governance, management, research and teaching. Among her roles, she is non-executive director at community care provider CSH Surrey and also chairs its quality and safety governance committee. Caroline is also an adviser on care matters to the trustees of a charity providing independent living accommodation and a care home for older residents. Previously she was executive director of nursing and clinical governance at Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.
In all her roles, Caroline has a strong commitment to the well-being and safety of patients.