RCN Foundation launches funding call for research exploring effective leadership strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The RCN Foundation has launched an open call for applications for a mixed methods exploratory study that will examine the impact of effective leadership strategies on nurses’ and midwives’ experiences of practicing during the pandemic.

Read about the funding call

Right now, thousands of nurses, midwives and healthcare support workers across the UK continue to be at the forefront of battling COVID-19. That’s why we launched our COVID-19 Support Fund in April to respond directly to the challenges faced by frontline nursing and midwifery staff.

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our supporters, to date, the RCN Foundation has already helped 3,286 nursing and midwifery staff, providing just over £1.45 M in grants through our COVID-19 Support Fund and the Stelios Says Thank you Awards.

Find out more about how philanthropic support is enabling the RCN Foundation to make a difference.

Recent news and events from the RCN Foundation

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RCN Foundation Impact Awards 2020

We are delighted to shine a light on our eight outstanding Impact Award winners who, by developing and enhancing their practice, have made an outstanding contribution to the health, wellbeing and care of patients throughout the UK.

RCN Foundation funding call

RCN Foundation launches funding call for research exploring effective leadership strategies during COVID-19 pandemic

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In conversation with Christie Watson

Join bestselling author, Christie Watson, for a fascinating webinar in conversation with Foundation Director, Deepa Korea

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"Song Club" album out now

Charity album “Song Club”, which celebrates frontline workers, is released in support of the RCN Foundation COVID-19 Support Fund

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RCN Foundation funds iHV programme

The RCN Foundation has awarded a grant to the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) to develop a programme to promote emotional wellbeing at work for small groups of health visitors (HV) working in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.

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RCN Foundation COVID-19 Support Fund

Right now, thousands of nurses, midwives and health care support workers across the UK are at the forefront of battling Covid-19. In these unprecedented times, the nursing community is facing significant challenges, not only in continuing to provide excellent patient care on the frontline, but potentially facing personal hardship and the significant psychological implications of the crisis.