Finally, a December episode and released to coincide with our first anniversary – we know, a whole year of this unutterable bobbins.
THIS EPISODE CONTAINS A LOT OF SWEARING!!!
We got our three favourite comedians to give up some of their time once Strictly had finished and had a Zoom party for the faithful few. Join Ed, Stu, Susan Morrison, John Scott and Susie McCabe for a final F-Off to 2020!
This coming Saturday RMN Behaving Badly will be brining the traditional Nurses Christmas Night out to your living rooms, or wherever you might choose to pop your electronic device.
It has been the shittiest of shitty years – that is unless you got one of those lucrative contracts from Boris to produce PPE then never actually had to deliver on any of it. In that case you’ll be sitting in the Cayman Islands hoping that Ed & Stuart don’t track you down.
Lets all get together, raise our collective roofs & share our favourite tipple amongst those who have shared the Year of the Nurse & Midwife along with a global pandemic & a government who would be at home in Kindergarten.
So just to set the agenda, here is what we can’t offer you;
A mass produced Christmas dinner
A kiss from either Ed or Stuart under the mistletoe
A post-meal love-in with your bestie about how much you adore each other & how you inspire one another
An alcohol-fuelled, confidence boosted diatribe, directed right at your boss about why you should be a Charge Nurse*
At least 45 mins spent in the toilet holding your friends hair out of the toilet bowl
What we can offer you however is;
Top class laughter elicited by top comedy acts
Top quality banter between Ed & Stuart
A quiz that’ll be right up the street of any RMN
A competition for the tackiest Christmas decorations
Perhaps some Christmas songs
And the biggest reason of all, the chance to be amongst friends & colleagues
On the night we will be joined by Susan Morrison, John Scott & Susie McCabe.
We can’t stop you table dancing, no one can so go for it. Get your Christmas jumpers looked out, your Santa hats ready & lets have a night in like only RMNS and Nurses can.
Well folks, seems like 2020, the International Year of the Nurse & Midwife has been a doozy for each and every one of us. The year started off with such great promise, Nursing and Midwifery thrust into the forefront of the global community, reminding those who needed reminding of just how integral we are to a health, fit & vibrant world.
Covid-19 however, like some demented spin doctor thinking that the message wasn’t loud enough, descended upon our lives and made sure that the profession of nursing and our contributions to society would not be ushered off into the margins once more.
Through the whole sorry crisis we watch daily as politicians in Whitehall paraded themselves on our televisions using militaristic jingoism and patriotic rhetoric to “defeat the enemy”. Little did they know that to many of us they themselves were the enemy.
There will be time enough for us to dissect the failings of our leaders, the contributions of our peers and what we may have learned from a global pandemic.
In amongst the chaos, loneliness and testing times, we here at RMN Behaving Badly had some truly energising experiences with our series of #RMNBBLive events. Over 400 of you all joined us on three sperate occasions. We had comedy, we had music and we had debate. Joined by fabulous guests across three nights we explored the inequalities prevalent in our society whilst in the true nursing spirit found time to laugh together at the lighter things in life.
One of us had an election whilst another was offered a greater prize of health for their child only to have it plucked right from their families hands. The latter of these two scenarios puts firmly into perspective the fragile nature of life and the need to embrace what we have right in front of us.
As Covid-19 continues to rearrange our lives roadmaps like a Garmin sat-nav using out dated data, we have decided to stick our two fingers up at it all and revel in the silliness of it all.
On Saturday the 5th of December 2020 we will be hosting the #BigChristmasNursesNightIn (We may have to work on that handle). We want to bring our community together with humour and positivity. We will be hosting some fabulous comedians and plan to bring a little bit of the ‘Christmas Night Out’ to Zoom. So get your shot glasses ready, clear the table for some dancing and get the grumpy colleague who never goes out to cover your shift.
We will publish the link very soon along with some details of what to expect. We really want to get as many of you along as possible so please spread the word.
We understand that the World Health Organisation is extending the Global year of the Nurse & Midwife into 2021.We here at RMN Behaving Badly would suggest that they just DON’T.
All about food this one – recorded the day after the egregious Matt Hancock launched yet another celebrity chef-endorsed report into how rubbish catering is in hospitals, there’s yet more promises to feed everyone, while at the same time not feeding children or doing anything else even vaguely properly.
Finally your hosts have managed to record an episode in person! Ed went to Scotland for a wee break and managed to find Stuart next to a loch and, surrounded by our respective families, we recorded an episode for World Mental Health Day on Ed’s phone, complete with wind noise, spouses and children adding to the colourful atmosphere.
What’s the purpose of “mental health for all” when we can’t even look after ourselves? Don’t expect any answers…
In this extra-long episode, Stuart and Ed are joined by the esteemed Elizabeth Anionwu who, after her pioneering work on sickle cell anaemia, the Mary Seacole statue and appearing on Desert Island Discs, can now finally say she’s reached the lofty peak of being on our wee show.