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    Tweetchat: Women and elected roles in The RCN

    Twitter chat, 28th July at 8pm Tweetchat: Women and elected roles in The RCN On Wednesday 28th July at 8pm, we will be hosting a tweetchat that centres on the RCN and its elected roles. There are currently 49 vacancies for elected positions in the Royal College of Nursing. We know that the average trade union member is a woman, and membership in the RCN is likely to be overwhelmingly female, reflecting our profession. However, senior leadership in trade unions is male dominated, something reflected in the RCN currently when we look at our Council. We know that being active within the professional college demands time, a commodity few women…

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    Tweetchat: The impact of the COVID19 pandemic upon women in nursing

    For International Nurses Day on May 12th, we’ll be hosting a tweetchat focussing on how the COVID19 pandemic has affected women in nursing. When: 12/05/2021 at 20:00 Where: Twitter via @FeministRCN Nursing Notes UK recently reported on a recent poll of 1,200 NHS staff from the NHS Confederation’s Health and Care Women Leaders Network, which showed a “significant rise in women working across health and care reporting a negative impact from their work on their mental and physical health.” The poll found that caring responsibilities have increased for women in particular, increased negative impact of work upon their mental and physical health and that they felt less safe discussing this with their managers.…