Welcome to my Blog. I hope you find the posts interesting, informative and perhaps even entertaining(!). I'll update this Blog with my responses to topical stories of the day, important news and tales of my travels up and down the UK, meeting our inspirational nursing staff.

The RCN represents almost 400,000 nurses in the UK and is the country's largest nursing union.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

The first blog post...

Well here it is…my first blog post. Today marks a real step forward in the way the RCN interacts with both its members and the general public. If you’re reading this then you way well have already watched the launch video on the (revamped) website.

Both I and the RCN have joined Twitter. If you were able to find this blog, then Twitter is a piece of cake. It’s a great resource for keeping up to date with what interests you.

That’s perhaps what’s best about all of this new technology – the power is with the people. You can get the news when you want the news, read updates when you have the time and interact with people and organisations of your choosing.

In this blog, I’ll write short updates about what I’m up to in and around the RCN. I meet inspirational nurses up and down the UK all the time and I’d like to share those meetings with the world and tell people about the amazing work that’s being done.

I’ll also post my thoughts and responses to the topical news stories of the day. We’re currently in an election year and with our economy in crisis and public spending cuts in discussion, the nursing voice has never been more important.

That’s where you come in. The RCN is as strong as its members; so get involved on Twitter and make sure your voice is heard.

I’ll blog regularly so make sure you come back soon…!


  1. A great step in the right direction.Very happy indeed.Looking forward to reading lots of updates.Thanks to everyone in RCN who made this a reality.

  2. It's great to find you here, Peter. I look forward to reading your posts and Twitter updates - perhaps we will find you on Facebook too soon?

    Social networking is a fantastic way for nurses to communicate with each other, and to get messages out to the general public. It's great to see such an influential organisation as the RCN embracing this highly popular technology. May your posts be many and your followers be plentiful!