• 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.…

  • Guest Blogs

    Men into Nursing Campaigns: Why My Opinion Has Evolved.

    Fact: nursing is an evidenced-based profession; as we traverse throughout our university nursing education, we learn to be a nurse whilst honing our critical thinking skills. When I took to the stage, speaking in favour of the resolution at the Royal College of Nursing’s (RCN) Congress 2018, “That this meeting of RCN Congress asks Council to develop and promote a strategy to recruit more men into the nursing profession.”, I was a second-year university nursing student. I was in my first term as one of the Scottish representatives on the RCN Students’ Committee before taking over as committee chair in January 2019. At the time, I argued:  “Nursing is one…

  • 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…