• Statements

    Statement on ethical overseas recruitment practices

    We are aware of an email circulating, in which a GP practice nurse involved in the recruitment process of another GP practice nurse, appeared to respond to an application from a Nigerian nurse using the words “another one but again Nigerian x”. Whilst we welcome the decision from both the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the relevant CCG to investigate the matter, we wish to take this opportunity to highlight the situation many Nigerian and other internationally recruited nurses are facing. Despite the UK government aligning with the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) advice on ethical international recruitment, many nurses are still arriving from overseas and struggling to gain employment. The…

  • International Women's Day 2021

    Connections

    Clare Manley is a newly qualified Mental Health Nurse, founding member of The RCN Newly Qualified Nurses Network and Co-host of popular nursing podcast “Retaining the passion”. For International Women’s Day 2021, Clare shares with us her experience of being a newly qualified nursing working in a pandemic and highlights importance of celebrating difference without becoming divided. I started as a newly registered nurse in April 2020, just after we went into lockdown.  I work as a mental health nurse in a Community Mental Health Team.  On my first day in work instead of a team of 20+ there were two people in the office.  I met my team virtually…