• Tweetchats

    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.…

  • International Women's Day 2021

    It’s OK to choose rest

    Kat works as a nurse in a care home and is mother to two babies. She also volunteers for Pregnancy Sickness Support, where she supports women with hyperemesis gravidarum, and campaigns locally for improved maternity services. She is passionate about women being at the centre of decision making in their maternity and birth journey. I will start by being honest. I am conflicted about International Women’s Day this year. The theme is “choose to challenge”- something I believe in deeply, and embody within myself as a person who always gives possibly too much of themselves – like so many other women and especially mothers. In the last year, existing has…