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Celebrating Nursing Practice

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

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ReSPECT quality improvement project

A grant of £185,324 was awarded to UCLPartners for a quality improvement project to test and learn about the implementation and use of the ReSPECT process in different settings in London including three care homes.

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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

A grant of £25,878 was awarded to Queen Margaret University (QMU) for the Listening & Learning project

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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

In 2013, the RCN Foundation funded over £18k to the University of York to carry out a research and consultation project focusing on the theme of patient care and professional development for nursing staff in care and nursing homes.

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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.

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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