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Nurses must work together to make voices heard, urges RCN president

RCN president Cecilia Anim is urging nurses to make their voices heard through petitions, branch activism and meetings in their workplaces.

RCN president Cecilia Anim is urging nurses to make their voices heard through petitions, branch activism and meetings in their workplaces.

In a blog posting to mark the new year, she said nurses must make their voices heard in 2017.

 John Behets
RCN president Cecilia Anim. Picture: John Behets

Ms Anim, who was re-elected in November for a second term as RCN president for two more years, said: ‘Our profession brings great pressures that can make it difficult to remember why we do our job.

'And during these moments we feel downtrodden and isolated. But remember, we are a community of 450,000 nursing staff, each with a voice and with the skills to transform our patients’ lives.’

She added: ‘By working together; to sign petitions, to attend branch meetings, to organise in our workplaces – I know we can meet the challenges ahead. In 2017, let’s show the world how strong we are.’

‘On 1 January each year, many of us pledge to change something in our lives: to stay active, to volunteer or to learn something new. Let’s make 2017 the year nursing staff are heard.’

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2017: A year to be heard


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