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2024 Impact Award Winners with Rev Richard Coles Deepa and Jane

Celebrating excellence in nursing and midwifery

Our annual Impact Awards showcase the best and brightest that nursing and midwifery have to offer. We’ve profiled each of our exceptional award winners and their contributions to their profession.

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Our annual Spring education and career development grants are now open

Thinking of applying for an education grant? We have six to choose from. Applications close at 5pm on 31 May 2024.

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Our strategy

Our strategy for 2024-28. Ignite, Inspire, Aspire: Our Vision to Transform Lives

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This is what a nurse looks like!

AviateHer have created a badge exclusively for nurses, with proceeds being donated to the RCN Foundation! 

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RCN Foundation partners with charity, DKMS UK 

To mark World Cancer Day, we’re proud to announce our partnership with DKMS UK and support nurses in the fight against blood cancer.

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Follow Your Compassion

Follow Your Compassion depicts the everyday lived experiences, thoughts, and feelings of newly qualified and registered nurses and midwives across the UK.

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RCN Foundation funds research study exploring nurses' professional judgement

The RCN Foundation funded Cardiff University to undertake a qualitative comparative study of nurses’ use of professional judgement in nurse staffing systems in England and Wales.

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RCN Foundation are Bird & Blend's ChariTEA of the Quarter!

All online purchases of our chosen tea, ‘Deep Breaths’ will go straight to us and help continue our work to support nurses, midwives, and healthcare support workers. 

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RCN Foundation partners with ShinyMind to provide mental health and wellbeing support

500 free app licences are available to nurses, midwives, midwifery care assistants and healthcare support workers working in a non-NHS setting in England.

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University of Salford announced as host of the RCN Foundation Chair in Adult Social Care Nursing

Our Annual Lecture on 15 Nov, announced the host of the CASCN alongside the panel discussion on critical aspects of adult social care.

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RCN Foundation partners with Michelle Cox to launch annual anti-racism grant

The annual award will fund a nurse or midwifery-led project which aims to oppose racism and promote racial equality within nursing and midwifery.

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From students to qualified nurses - how the RCN Foundation supported nursing in Bangladesh

In 2020, the RCN Foundation awarded a grant to the IMPACT Foundation to fund seven student nurses to undertake a three-year nursing course in Bangladesh.

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RCN Foundation hosts reception to celebrate the impact of their subsidiary charity, CHSA

The reception, hosted on 18 September at the House of Lords, recognised the impact of TikTok’s generous donation alongside the RCN Foundation’s role in setting up CHSA.

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102-year-old war veteran breaks Guinness World Record and becomes the oldest person to abseil!

Colin Bell, former Mosquito Bomber in the RAF, abseiled 17 storeys down the Royal London Hospital whilst raising money for the RCN Foundation.