Nurses Day 2021

To mark Nurses’ Day 2021, Squeeze co-founder and frontman Chris Difford will be hosting a Song Club Festival concert on the evening of Saturday 15 May in aid of the RCN Foundation. The zoom concert will feature artists who contributed to the Song Club Album in aid of frontline staff as well as special guests and friends of the RCN Foundation. To find out more visit our Nurses Day page.

Are You OK?

The RCN Foundation has pledged support to the Nursing Times Covid-19: Are You OK? campaign. If you need support, visit Are you Okay? or here are just some of the help and resources that we are aware of that are available to you right now.

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Right now, thousands of nurses, midwives and healthcare support workers across the UK continue to be at the forefront of battling COVID-19. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our supporters, since April 2020, the RCN Foundation 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 we are supporting the nursing and midwifery staff during COVID-19 

Recent news and events from the RCN Foundation

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Mental health and wellbeing repository

If you are a frontline health care staff struggling with your mental health and wellbeing, here is a list of organisations that can help.

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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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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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Funding Call

Funding call for applicants to develop a multi-centre study across the nations to explore the effectiveness of PFA as an intervention to support the psychological wellbeing of care home nursing teams during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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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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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.   

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Royal Parks Half Marathon 

Secure a place to run or walk the Royal Parks Half Marathon in aid of the RCN Foundation.

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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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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.