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Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccinations

The RCN Foundation funds study to boost uptake of COVID-19 vaccinations for people with learning/ intellectual disabilities

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Care home nurses network

The RCN Foundation awards a grant to QNI for a three-year project to support the National Care Home Nurses’ Network (NCHNN)

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Beating the Virus

RCN Foundation funds free downloadable resource designed to support people with learning disabilities communication difficulties to understand COVID-19


Celebrating Nursing Practice

The Foundation awarded the RCN £130,000 to fund the Celebrating Nursing Practice project.


Quality clinical care planning in care homes

UCLPartners received an RCN Foundation grant to test the ReSPECT process in three London care homes.


Tackling loneliness and isolation

Intergenerational befriending can combat social isolation and loneliness. 

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Practical nurse revalidation guide

The RCN Foundation was delighted to fund FoNS to develop a video animation  ‘a practical guide to revalidation for nurses working in social care’. 

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Reshaping Care Home Care project

A Queen Margaret University practice development initiative.

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Paediatric Oncology in Developing Countries

A grant was awarded to support participants from across the developing world to attend an educational summit in London in October 2012

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Supporting nursing in care homes

A research and consultation project focusing on patient care and professional development for care home nursing staff.

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Dementia care and theatre

In 2013, the RCN Foundation funded the innovative play ‘Inside Out of Mind’ which addressed issues around dementia care.

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RCN Dementia Project

The RCN Foundation awarded the RCN a grant to develop resources, including webpages, booklets and a DVD supporting the development of dementia care guidelines.


The Our Time Foundation Programme

The RCN Foundation funded a grant of £16,000 towards the Who Cares? programme that encourages schools to better support children in families in which a parent has a mental illness.

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End of life film and resources

An RCN Foundation £3,000 grant to the Royal College of Nursing paid for a film and an educational resource about lessons learnt from Josh and his adoptive family’s story