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Here For Life – a celebration of nurses and midwives

On International Nurses Day 2022 (12 May) the RCN Foundation launched Here For Life, a social media campaign created in in partnership with the Chief Nursing Officers of the UK and Republic of Ireland.

The Here For Life campaign profiles the stories of seven nurses and midwives from across Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland and England, and encourages nurses and midwives to share their own stories about why they do what they do. Learn more about Here For Life.

Run a half marathon to raise vital funds for our work

Take part in a 13.1-mile half marathon through four of London's Royal Parks on Sunday 9 October to raise money for nurses, midwives and health care support workers in the UK.

Our fantastic fundraising team will support you in achieving your goals, and e
very penny you raise will go towards supporting healthcare professionals as they continue to face challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how to get involved.

Recent news and events from the RCN Foundation

Credit: Three witches with a cat, a dog and a bird. Engraving, ca. 1800, after a woodcut, 1619.  Wellcome Collection.

'Witches' Stories

Read more about Folk Healers and Midwives accused of Witchcraft in Scotland 1563-1736

RCN Foundation Virtual Impact Awards 2021

Join us in celebrating our seven outstanding Impact Award winners

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YARNS study

The RCN Foundation funded a study to review and inform the development of age-appropriate support and rehabilitation for young adults experiencing stroke.

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Call for Grant Reviewers

The RCN Foundation is currently looking for individuals across all fields of nursing and at all levels to act as Grant Reviewers.

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The courage of compassion

A new report commissioned by the RCN Foundation and produced by The King’s Fund, sets out eight recommendations to address the core needs of nurses and midwives at work.