Looking back with pride 1916-2016
‘To be able to move forward, you need to reflect on where you’ve been,’ says RCN chief executive and general secretary Janet Davies, as the organisation gears up to celebrate its centenary.
‘When our founding group of nurses met in a room 100 years ago, they could never have imagined how the RCN would grow, and how much nursing would change,’ says Ms Davies. ‘At that time women didn’t even have the vote. They were really pushing against the grain. For me, that’s inspirational and very humbling.’
All of the RCN’s members are being invited to participate in a variety of centenary events this year, including a photography competition to capture images of nurses in their many different workplaces. ‘We’re trying to build a legacy,’ explains Ms Davies. ‘Anyone can take part, even if you only take pictures on your phone. We’re looking for a snapshot of...
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