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

Friday, 31 July 2009

That's what I call a great start...

It’s been three days since the RCN unveiled its new social networking tools and I have to say, I’m staggered at how successful it’s been. The launch video was watched by 10,000 people after just 24 hours on the RCN website. As I write this, it stands at over 15,000.

Plus, of the people who are following me on Twitter, a huge number appear to be signing up for the first time, helped by the launch instructions.

This is a great start to a very exciting new way of interacting with members on the ground, in the wards, with the patients. The RCN only exists because of the amazing nurses who keep our healthcare service working. The fact that these new tools can allow us to hear their comments, get their feedback and take their opinions is very encouraging.

Yesterday I was at the RCN Wales Conference, the theme of which was ‘Leadership and its legacy’. I gave a speech on leadership and met a number of inspirational delegates who are leading our profession through these tough times.

I’m off to Anglia Ruskin University today to meet with their Vice Chancellor, David Humber. The university has an exceptional Health and Social Care faculty and, judging from their website, they’re really promoting nursing as a varied, diverse and rewarding profession – which, of course, it is.

I’ll blog again next week so have a very enjoyable weekend and come back soon.

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