Traditional health visitor role 'eroded' in new safeguarding focus
The leader of the Royal College of Nursing has spoken of her sorrow over the “erosion” of the traditional role of health visitors in the wake a landmark child abuse investigation. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 3, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: RCN should be taken seriously, says new leader
There must be a “fundamental change” in the level of respect given to the Royal College of Nursing, its new chief executive has urged, claiming the current crisis facing the profession could have been avoided if its previous warnings had been heeded. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 3, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Former CNO Jane Cummings announced chair of nursing charity
England ’s former chief nursing officer Jane Cummings has been announced as the new chair of the Royal College of Nursing Foundation. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Dame Donna Kinnair confirmed as RCN chief executive
Dame Donna Kinnair has been appointed as permanent chief executive and general secretary at the Royal College of Nursing, it has been announced. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Cuts to learning disability course will have 'devastating effect'
Cuts to the learning disability nursing lecturing team at Bangor University will have a “devastating effect” on students and patient care across North Wales, the Royal College of Nursing has warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN Wales launches nursing excellence awards for 2019
The Royal College of Nursing in Wales has today announced the official launch of its Nurse of the Year Awards for 2019. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Northern Ireland nurse crisis branded 'public safety issue'
Nurse shortages in Northern Ireland are now a “public safety issue”, Royal College of Nursing leaders in the country have warned, as they also seek to ramp up pressure for better pay with a potental ballot on industrial action. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN president tells of confronting bullies as student nurse
The president of the Royal College of Nursing has revealed that she was bullied during her first clinical placement as a student nurse. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: RCN president to blast nursing 'anti-intellectualism'
The president of the Royal College of Nursing will today hit out against those who still doubt the need for nurses to go to university – revealing how her degree has opened the door to a wealth of opportunities. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 8, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN urges members to lobby for English safe staffing law
The Royal College of Nursing has launched a new tool designed to help its members to lobby for the introduction of legal changes that would require safe staffing levels in England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN film to promote learning disability nursing to young people
The Royal College of Nursing is devising a short film to promote learning disability nursing as an exciting career option to young people as part of efforts to address a chronic shortage. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The Royal College of Nursing's quest to improve recruitment
A recent report by the Royal College of Nursing calling for the Government to change the system of funding for nurse education (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RCN backs newspaper campaign to protect children online
The Royal College of Nursing has become one of three royal colleges to back a new campaign by a national newspaper to protect children using social media. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN members embark on grassroots safe staffing campaign
“We are nurses and we can do this” was the rallying cry from Royal College of Nursing president Anne Marie Rafferty, as members launched a crusade against dangerous understaffing. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN in Wales announces appointment of new director
The Royal College of Nursing in Wales has announced the appointment of Helen Whyley as its new director with immediate effect. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

College chief warns of ‘nurses on Zimmer frames’ after Brexit
The leader of the Royal College of Nursing has warned that patients could be cared for by nurses on Zimmer frames  if the retirement age is raised following Brexit.  (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: RCN leader eyes chance for ‘rebirth’ after ‘crisis’
The meltdown of the Royal College of Nursing last year was “traumatising” but has opened the door for a “rebirth” of the organisation, its new president has told Nursing Times. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 8, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN congress to discuss re-joining global nursing body
A debate will be held at this year ’s Royal College of Nursing congress about whether the organisation should re-join a global nursing federation. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 5, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN members in Jersey on verge of historic strike ballot over pay
Members of the Royal College of Nursing in the Channel Islands have moved closer to making history by potentially becoming the first nurses from the union to officially go on strike. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 25, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

'Powerful duo' elected to lead RCN council after no-confidence vote
The ruling council of the Royal College of Nursing has now been fully rebuilt in the wake of a historic vote of no-confidence in the former leadership. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New guidance calls for change in way fertility add-ons are offered
Nurses will be “empowered” to help change the culture around fertility treatment add-ons, the Royal College of Nursing has said following new recommendations on the way they are offered to patients seeking fertility services. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

‘Huge’ drop in EU nurses coming to London since Brexit vote
There has been a “huge” 40% drop in European Union nurses coming to work in London’s NHS since the year of the referendum result, according to analysis by the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nearly all hospitals are 'dangerously' busy, experts warn
Hospitals in England are facing 'massive stress' as winter gets into full swing with the Labour Party, Royal College of Nursing and the Society for Acute Medicine all warning of increasing strain today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RCN issues statement in support of decriminalising termination
The Royal College of Nursing has said it officially supports the decriminalisation of termination of pregnancy legislation, after its members signalled the move earlier this year. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses call for 'People's Vote' on Brexit
Royal College of Nursing members lobby Parliament for a new ballot Related items fromOnMedica Joined-up approach needed to recruit overseas doctors NHS strain would worsen in the face of a harsh Brexit MPs to debate call to remove 1% nurse pay cap Pay for NHS managers trumps that of nurses 1% pay deal slammed by health unions (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCN announces results of election to its ruling council
New council members have today been elected for the Royal College of Nursing after previous representatives were forced to step down by a vote of no confidence. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Doctors should not say they are 'acting down' when undertaking tasks usually undertaken by nurses
A report said half of UK doctors 'acted down' at least once a week  due to staff shortages. The Royal College of Nursing, in London, said the description was 'insulting' to nurses. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Community infection control nurse named Welsh ‘nurse of year’
A community infection prevention nurse has been named Wales Nurse of the Year at an annual Royal College of Nursing event. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Leading nurses unveiled as new holders of RCN presidential roles
Two “outstanding” nurses with honours from the Queen have been elected to top positions at the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN appoints new president and deputy president
The Royal College of Nursing has appointed a new president and deputy president, who will both take up office in the new year. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCN appoints temporary nursing policy and practice director
Nurse leadership expert Bronagh Scott has been appointed as interim director of nursing policy and practice at the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: The nurse behind the campaign to shake up the RCN
“Nurses could be a voice to be reckoned with if we became more politically astute,” says Danielle Tiplady, who in the last three years has become one of the most influential nurses on the picket line and one of most prominent voices behind the campaign to shake up the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN launches campaign calling for funding boost for nurse education
The Royal College of Nursing is calling for £1bn a year to be put back into nurse education in England to help students “struggling to make ends meet and arrest the catastrophic fall in nurse numbers”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN council candidates announced in wake of pay debacle
Candidates standing for election to the Royal College of Nursing ’s governing council have been announced, following the decision of current members to stand down after a no confidence vote. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Senior negotiator to swap unions following RCN pay deal row
The chief negotiator ar the Royal College of Nursing has announced her resignation following criticism over her role in the college ’s bungled pay deal campaign. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

When women got pills for hysteria and advice to keep vaginas clean
A Royal College of Nursing exhibition charts the strange, sometimes disturbing history of women's healthcare. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two and a half weeks to nominate new RCN council members
The Royal College of Nursing has issued details of the timetable and procedure for elections to its governing council, in the wake of the vote of no confidence in the present incumbents. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN to hold elections for new council following mass resignation
The Royal College of Nursing will hold an election “as soon as possible” to recruit a new council, as most current members have decided to stand down. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCN confirms council will stand down after no confidence vote
The council of the Royal College of Nursing will officially stand down at the end of this year following a vote of no confidence by members, it has been confirmed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

500 fewer nursing students begin training this month
Royal College of Nursing dismayed by figures Related items fromOnMedica Fall in would-be nurses expected for September, report shows Pay for NHS managers trumps that of nurses Nurses prepare to fight pay awards Junior doctors report widespread ‘burn out,’ survey shows Role of school nurses threatened by endless paperwork (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Slip in performance on cancer and A & E targets sparks concern
The Royal College of Nursing has condemned new figures showing that more cancer patients are missing a key government target than at any time since records began. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Tensions heighten after RCN council letter to members on vote
Royal College of Nursing leaders, who are already facing a no confidence motion later this month, were today met with fresh fury from members who said they were trying to “manipulate” the impending vote. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN criticises rise in Northern Ireland agency nurse spending
The Royal College of Nursing has condemned a rise in agency spending in Northern Ireland, after newly released figures showed one agency alone had tripled its income in three years. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Early findings revealed from probe into RCN ’s handling of pay deal
Nurses voted in favour of the NHS pay deal after being given “inaccurate” information by the Royal College of Nursing, which was under pressure by the government to “sell” the offer to its members, according to early findings of an independent review. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN council to fight against overthrow bid in pay deal row
Embattled council representatives at the Royal College of Nursing are fighting back against an attempted coup by appealing to members to stand by them. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN to launch campaign to boost Scottish nurse workforce
The Royal College of Nursing in Scotland will tomorrow launch a public campaign to ask for more for nursing so that patients “receive safe, high quality care”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN makes budget bid for 'serious' social care investment
Critical challenges facing the NHS will deepen unless significant investment into adult social care is made, the Royal College of Nursing has warned ahead of the government ’s autumn budget. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses' union admits communication was ‘not up to standard’ on controversial pay deal
The Royal College of Nursing has admitted communication with its 435,000 members was not good enough after nurses were angered when they received smaller pay rises than they had expected. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comms on pay deal were ‘not up to standard’, admits RCN
The Royal College of Nursing has admitted that its communications surrounding the pay deal “fell short of the standards members expect”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN writes to party leaders with Brexit warning on nursing
The Royal College of Nursing has today written to eight Westminster party leaders calling on them to support a referendum on the final Brexit deal. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news