Upcoming Virtual History of Nursing Events at the RCN

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Nursing a Pandemic: Learning Disability Nursing

23 September, 5.30pm

In the 9th event in this series, we will look at learning disability nursing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learning disability nurses provide specialist support to people with learning disabilities and their families and carers, in community centres, hospitals and people's homes. What has the pandemic been like for them and their clients?

Open to all. Book online here: https://www.rcn.org.uk/news-and-events/events/lib-nursing-a-pandemic-learning-disability-230921


Explore Your Nursing Family History for Black History Month

7 October, 6pm

Join us to find out how to trace your nursing family history. TV director Tim Kirby will describe his work on the BBC documentary Our NHS: A Hidden History (available on BBC iPlayer). From one file in the National Archives, Tim managed to trace the stories of 30 nurses from Barbados. This will be followed by a practical lesson in using nursing registers to uncover your nurse ancestors with Teresa Doherty, Joint Head of the RCN Library and Archive Service.

Open to all. Book online here: https://www.rcn.org.uk/news-and-events/events/lib-explore-your-nursing-history


In Conversation with Nursing Pioneers: Do patients need educated nurses?

27 October, 5.30pm

This event, hosted by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, politician, TV presenter, Paralympian and Chancellor of Northumbria University, is the second in a series highlighting significant contributions to nursing. We will hear from a panel of RCN Fellows – Hilary Chapman, Brendan McCormack and Sonja McIlfatrick - about the past, present and future of nursing education, and why patients need well-educated nurses. it is central to effective patient care.

Open to all. Book online here: https://www.rcn.org.uk/news-and-events/events/lib-in-conversation-with-nursing-pioneers-271021


Sarah Chaney (she/her)

Events & Exhibitions Manager (Wed – Fri)

Library and Archive Service

Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0RN


020 7647 3602