Royal College of Nursing moves conference online after sex harassment claims
The Royal College of Nursing says its annual meeting in Liverpool will be replaced by virtual events. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health organisations stand together against abuse   
The country’s leading health organisations – between them representing hundreds of thousands of NHS staff – have today (Wednesday) come together to stand against the abuse to which they have been subjected during the pandemic. The group – which includes the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), UNISON, and the NHS Confederation – has also urged the public to stand with them. The last few days have seen an incredible outpouring of support for the RCM and its chief executive Gill Walton, shown by the list of signatories in a letter in today’s Times. This followed abuse and death threats on soci...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 4, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: Press release Christina McAnea NHS staff Violence against staff in the NHS Source Type: news

Nurses may consider industrial action over 3% NHS pay rise, union says
The Royal College of Nursing says members are "angry and upset" about the size of the increase. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delayed pay rise will leave staff disappointed, say health unions
Health unions representing 1.2 million NHS staff in England have responded to the 3% NHS pay rise announced by the government today (Wednesday), which accepts the recommendation made by the independent pay review body. UNISON head of health and chair of the joint health unions Sara Gorton said: “Dedicated staff have been waiting far too long for a decent pay rise. That the government has moved from the insult of 1% shows ministers realise the damage that’s been done. “But the memory of 1%, combined with lengthy delay, has done lasting damage to morale and the trust staff have in ministers. The g...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 21, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release nhs pay Source Type: news

UK Covid: Johnson urges people to take unlocking ‘as slowly as we can’ amid 34,471 new cases – as it happened
This live blog is now closed.For more coronavirus news from around the world, head to our global Covid blogPM urges Covid caution as hospitalisations could hit at least 1,000 a dayWhat Sage says about impact of PM ’s plan to ease restrictions in EnglandBusinesses urged to check people ’s Covid status as reopening confirmedWhitty says there is no ideal time to lift restrictionsJavid confirms restrictions could return if Covid situation worsensTory MP apologises for mocking Rashford ’s food poverty campaigning6.36pmBSTIt is absolutely vital that we proceed now with caution. And I cannot say this powerfully ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Boris Johnson Chris Whitty Labour Keir Starmer Sajid Javid Conservatives Rail industry Race Marcus Rashford Euro 2020 Patrick Vallance Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Decent pay rise vital to ensure the NHS is fighting fit post-pandemic,  say unions 
Health unions have written to new health secretary Sajid Javid stressing the crucial importance of pay in ensuring the NHS is ‘fighting fit’ to deal with its many post-pandemic challenges. The letter – signed by the heads of UNISON, the Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of Midwives – is on behalf of 14 unions representing more than a million NHS staff across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Now the NHS pay review body report is with the secretary of state for consideration, the unions say all eyes are on the government as health workers and the public a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 29, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release health sec NHS pay rise pandemic Source Type: news

New NHS flexible working rights to improve work-life balance and retain staff  
An agreement on ​​new flexible working rights aimed at giving NHS staff a better work-life balance is announced today (Tuesday) by health unions and NHS employers. The deal will make it easier for workers to request flexible working arrangements including a right to do so from ​the first day ​staff are employed in the NHS. It is expected to help the NHS recruit and retain health workers. The agreement comes at a time when many health employers and ​their staff are beginning to consider new ways of working. ​The government has ​already promised a consultation on work flexibility for all UK ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 29, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release flexible working NHS staff Source Type: news

One Voice
One of the most important things that the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted over the past year has been that the physical and emotional wellbeing of health and care staff, must be of equal priority to that of patients. This has not always been the case in the past for a number of reasons, including a narrow focus on performance and, sometimes, putting patients’ needs ahead of our own. Staff who are psychosocially healthy are better able to meet the needs and preferences of patients. So, it is essential to respond to needs of staff now as we emerge from the critical stage of the pandemic and the NHS is in its most ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 10, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Hassan Govia Tags: health Source Type: news

Blood and body fluid exposures
Pressures of the pandemic and a lack of training has led to a 50 per rise in needlestick injuries, a Royal College of Nursing (RCN) report suggests. The authors surveyed 7,571 RCN members, 15 per cent said they had suffered a ‘sharps injury’ in 2020. This compares with 10 per cent in 2008. Reasons for the rise cited in the report included fatigue induced by the pandemic, low staffing levels, lack of training and safer sharps and sharps bins not being available. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 1, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Blood and body fluid exposures in 2020: results from a survey of RCN members
Pressures of the pandemic and a lack of training has led to a 50 per rise in needlestick injuries, a Royal College of Nursing (RCN) report suggests today. The authors surveyed 7,571 RCN members for the report. Of those, 15 per cent said they had suffered a'sharps injury'in 2020. This compares with 10 per cent in 2008. Reasons for the rise cited in the report included fatigue induced by the pandemic, low staffing levels, lack of training and safer sharps and sharps bins not being available. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public want government to  keep promises and give the NHS what it needs, poll shows  
Two-thirds of the public believe the government should try harder to find the money for a decent pay rise for NHS staff in England, according to a Savanta ComRes poll published today (Tuesday). The research for the UK’s 14 health unions shows public support remains strong for a proper wage rise for health staff including nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants and hospital porters. The heads of UNISON, Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and Royal College of Midwives (RCM), speaking on behalf of all the health unions, say the findings demonstrate people want the Prime Minister to stand by his prom...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 3, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: Press release NHS pay rise Source Type: news

Urgent action needed to address chronic undersupply of NHS staff
The NHS urgently needs billions of pounds of extra investment to shore up staff numbers, and head off a haemorrhaging of doctors, nurses and other frontline health workers. The NHS Confederation, NHS Providers, the British Medical Association, the Royal College of Nursing, the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges and Unison have penned a joint letter to the Prime Minister warning of the ‘very real risk’ that if NHS staff leave a vicious circle will be created where ‘staff vacancies are the greatest threat to the retention of NHS staff’. The six organisations, which together represent most of the NHS wo...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release nhs pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Create colourful window displays to support NHS staff on pay rise due date, say health unions  
Families and individuals across the UK are being urged by health unions to create colourful window displays in their homes and workplaces today (Thursday) to show support for NHS staff on the day they should have been getting a pay rise. Artworks designed by children’s illustrators and writers are part of a growing collection of posters available to download from a campaign page designed by the 14 unions, who between them represent more than a million health workers across the UK. This includes drawings from Nick Sharratt, whose books include Shark in the Park, Ketchup on Your Cornflakes? and the You C...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 31, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea NHS pay rise windows Source Type: news

Covid: Nurses condemn 'fundamentally flawed' PPE rules
The existing recommendations are based on out-of-date evidence, the Royal College of Nursing says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nothing for worn-out NHS staff who ’ve kept us safe in the pandemic, say health unions
Unions representing NHS staff across the UK say the chancellor has let down hard-working health workers by failing to announce a pay rise for them in the Budget. UNISON head of health Sara Gorton, who also chairs the NHS group of unions, said: “The chancellor had a golden opportunity to show the government values exhausted health staff with the pay rise they deserve. But he has let them down, and the public. “They should be recognised and rewarded immediately. Not left waiting for months on a promise. “The NHS faces an exodus after the pandemic as staff leave. A wage increase would boost morale and the ec...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 3, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release budget NHS pay rise Source Type: news

Prime Minister urged to speed up NHS pay rise as public backs the move
Health unions representing more than 1.3m workers across the UK have written to the Prime Minister today (Monday) urging him to speed up the pay process so NHS staff receive a promised wage rise as soon as possible. The letter to Boris Johnson – signed by the heads of UNISON, Royal College of Nursing and Royal College of Midwives – says “hospitals are stretched to the limit”, with many “demoralised and traumatised” staff facing burnout, such is the pressure they’re under. The letter coincides with the results of a poll published by the UK’s 14 health unions showing a majority...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 18, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release #OneTeam2K NHS pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Thank NHS staff with proper pay rise, say health unions
Football pundit Gary Lineker, comedian Jo Brand and Hollywood star David Oyelowo are among celebrities backing a fair pay campaign launched today (Monday) by health unions. To mark International Thank You Day, the 14 unions are urging the public to use social media to champion the vital work of all health staff by supporting a decent pay rise. The unions – representing workers including 1.3 million nurses, cleaners, administrators, physiotherapists, healthcare assistants, dieticians, radiographers, porters, midwives, paramedics, and other NHS employees – are asking people to share hashtags such as #FairPay, and...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release NHS pay increase Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Multidisciplinary patient review in COVID-19 cohort wards, RCP
Five health organisations release new joint guidance today to support teams caring for people with COVID-19. The guidance helps ward based teams to conduct multidisciplinary assessments while maintaining a safe and secure environment that protects both patients and healthcare staff from the risks of cross-contamination. The guidance has been developed by the Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Nursing in collaboration with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Royal Pharmaceutical Society and NHS England& Improvement Emergency Care Improvement Support Team. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nursing union chief appointed to trust board
Royal College of Nursing chief Dame Donna Kinnair will join the board of a London mental health trust next year. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 8, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Push for free hospital parking continues
UNISON is continuing to push for the reinstatement of free parking for all NHS staff at hospitals at least during COVID-19 ­– and for free parking for staff permanently – as it becomes clear that some hospitals are starting to charge staff yet again. Parking was made free for all staff in the early part of the pandemic and remains free in Scotland and Northern Ireland. In Wales, parking has been free for staff since before the pandemic. UNISON believes that parking should be free for all staff on a permanent basis. This initiative has helped keep staff and patients safe, reducing infection risks by staff tr...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 2, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article Covid-19 hospital parking Source Type: news

Cochrane review has informed 20 sets of guidelines around the world
Cochrane Review: Early skin ‐to‐skin contact for mothers and their healthy newborn infantsIn 2016,Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth published a systematic review looking at if skin-to-skin contact improved breastfeeding rates and helped babies adjust to the outside world. They looked at the results of 46 studies which included almost 4000 mothers and their babies. Overall, their review supports the use of skin-to-skin to enc ourage breastfeeding. The evidence suggests that early skin-to-skin should be normal practice for healthy newborns including those born by caesarean and babies born early at 35 weeks...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Government must grant NHS staff a wage rise by Christmas, say health unions
Health unions representing more than 1.3m workers across the UK have written to the Prime Minister calling for a pay rise for all NHS staff before Christmas. The letter to Boris Johnson from all 14 health unions warns the second virus wave is already placing hospitals under immense strain. It says staff are “stressed, burned out and fearful” and that asking them to carry on regardless is “increasingly unrealistic”. The letter adds: “Once more NHS staff will be relied upon to protect and care for us all. But health workers are exhausted, with many still recovering from the first virus peak.&rdq...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 9, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release nhs pay Source Type: news

Covid-19: Union fears nursing shortage as winter looms
Lack of nurses combined with staff absence may risk NHS patient safety, says Royal College of Nursing. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Nursing shortage warning as winter looms
Lack of nurses combined with staff absence may risk NHS patient safety, says Royal College of Nursing. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘We have to aim for an oversupply of nurses’ says RCN chief
The NHS must no longer seek to train ‘the bare minimum’ of nurses, Royal College of Nursing chief executive Donna Kinnair has told HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 3, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Turn appreciation and applause for NHS staff into  an early wage rise, say health unions
The government should build on the huge public support shown for the NHS during the pandemic by giving health workers across the UK an early pay rise, say health unions today (Friday). The 14 unions – representing more than 1.3 million nurses, cleaners, physiotherapists, healthcare assistants, dieticians, radiographers, porters, midwives, paramedics and other NHS employees – have written both to the Chancellor and the Prime Minister calling for pay talks to start soon so staff get a wage boost before the end of the year. In the letters, the unions – including UNISON, the Royal Col...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 3, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus coronavirus health workers nhs pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Student nurses will be paid until the end of their NHS frontline contracts
Royal College of Nursing welcomed the clarity following a period of ‘confusion and distress’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Royal College of Nursing has welcomed an assurance that student nurses drafted intofrontline NHS services battling coronavirus in England will have their contracts honoured following a period of “confusion and distress”.It comes after anger mounted among some of the 18,700 student nurses who started working in hospitals before their training ended believedtheir contracts had been ended earlier than expected as Covid-19 cases fell and the pr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mattha Busby Tags: NHS Coronavirus outbreak Students Science Society Hospitals Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Nurses' leaders urge 'care for those who caring'
The Royal College of Nursing wants more done to look after staff on the front line or coronavirus care. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Greater clarity needed from PM on plans to scrap immigration health surcharge
Four health and care organisations – including UNISON – have today (Wednesday) written to the Prime Minister seeking confirmation that all international health and care staff, and their spouses and dependants, will no longer need to pay the immigration health surcharge (IHS). The charge, which is due to rise from £400 to £624 a year in October, is currently payable by all migrant workers from non-EU countries, whether they access NHS services or not, both for themselves and for every dependant they have. Last month, the UK government committed to scrapping the charge for heath and care workers ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 10, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release care workers coronavirus coronavirus health workers dave prentis healthcare staff Source Type: news

New agreement to ensure NHS staff in England are paid properly for every working hour
Health workers across England should now be paid properly for every hour they’re at work during the pandemic, following an agreement reached between health unions and NHS employers today (Friday). Since March staff have been working flat out, treating and caring for patients, and keeping the NHS running under immense pressure – but often not getting paid for all the hours they put in, says UNISON. Some NHS trusts have made sure staff are paid for every hour of overtime worked, but this hasn’t been the case everywhere. That’s why 15 unions representing staff working in English NHS trusts – incl...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 29, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus health pay Sara Gorton Unpaid overtime Source Type: news

Health unions publish blueprint for the safe opening up of the NHS
Fast, comprehensive and accessible testing, and the ongoing, ample supply of protective kit are among measures that must be in place for the NHS to be opened up safely as the UK begins to ease the lockdown, say health unions today (Friday). The 16 unions – including UNISON, the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Midwives, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Unite and GMB – have drawn up a nine-point blueprint, which also calls for staff to be paid properly for every hour worked. The unions want to ensure that – as out-patient clinics and operations resume – the NHS continues to opera...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 15, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release blueprint Covid-19 NHS PPE Source Type: news

Health unions call on Matt Hancock to recognise student contribution and abolish tuition fees
Four leading unions have called on the Health Secretary to recognise the significant contribution by – and disruption to – nursing, midwifery and allied healthcare students during the current crisis by abolishing tuition fees and reimbursing those already paid. The Royal College of Midwives, the Royal College of Nursing, UNISON and the National Union of Students (NUS) have today (6 May) written to Matt Hancock asking him to “acknowledge students’ selfless service, not only with words, but in a tangible and quantifiable way”. They are asking that he: reimburse tuition fees or forgive current d...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 6, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus nursing nursing students tuition fees Source Type: news

Country falls silent to remember all workers who ’ve died during pandemic
Commenting on today’s silence to remember and give thanks to all the workers who’ve died during the pandemic, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “It was incredibly moving to see the entire nation fall silent and pay its respects to all the health, care, council and transport workers who’ve tragically lost their lives to the virus. “The sight of government offices, workplaces and homes across the UK pausing for a moment of quiet reflection brought home the overwhelming sense of gratitude we all feel. “While most of us were safe at home, these workers were putting themse...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 28, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus dave prentis international workers' memorial day minute's silence Source Type: news

COVID-19: Inpatient services, Royal College of Psychiatrists
Working with The Royal College of Nursing we have outlined some relevant advice for staff working on mental health inpatient wards. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government asked to back minute ’s silence to honour all workers who have died from coronavirus
The government is being asked by UNISON to give formal backing to a minute’s silence next Tuesday (28 April) to remember all health, care and other key workers who have lost their lives to coronavirus. The union along with the Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of Midwives – who between them represent more than a million NHS and public service workers including porters, refuse collectors and care staff – launched a campaign this week for the nation to take a moment to honour frontline staff who have died during the Covid-19 crisis. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 24, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release coronavirus international workers' memorial day minute's silence Source Type: news

Remember COVID-19 dead this International Workers ’ Memorial Day
Tuesday 28 April is International Workers’ Memorial Day, when we remember all those who have died because of their work – and renew our pledge to fight for the living. In the year of coronavirus, this day of commemoration has never been more important. And that is why UNISON is asking the country to observe a minute’s silence, to remember all the health, care and other key workers who have already lost their lives to COVID-19. The campaign for a minute’s silence at 11am next Tuesday was launched earlier this week by UNISON, the Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of Midwives, which c...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 21, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article international workers' memorial day Source Type: news

Call for minute ’s silence to honour all workers who have died from coronavirus
The country is to be asked to observe a minute’s silence next Tuesday (28 April) to remember all the health, care and other key workers who have lost their lives to coronavirus, in a campaign launched today (Monday) by three health unions. UNISON, the Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of Midwives – who between them represent more than a million NHS and public service workers, including porters, refuse collectors and care staff – are urging politicians, employers, people at work and those on lockdown at home to join the tribute at 11am. The minute’s silence – held on International ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 19, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release dave prentis international workers' memorial day key workers Source Type: news

Coronavirus: TikTok donates £5m to Royal College of Nursing Foundation
The video clip app, popular among NHS staff, is donating to a hardship fund for nurses. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New PPE guidance for NHS teams
The UK Government and NHS leaders from a range of medical and nursing royal colleges have published new guidance about personal protective equipment (PPE) for NHS teams who are likely to come into contact with patients with coronavirus. The guidance has been agreed by the four Chief Medical Officers, Chief Nursing Officers and Chief Dental Officers in the UK and is applicable in all parts of the UK. The updated guidance reflects the fact that coronavirus is now widespread in the community, meaning clinicians are more likely to see patients with the virus, some of whom may have minimal or no symptoms. The guidance is based ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 2, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: Article coronavirus Covid-19 gloves health masks pandemic PPE public health England Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Around a QUARTER of some NHS forces are off work to self-isolate
The Royal College of Physicians and The Royal College of Nursing have said around 25 per cent of its members are currently off work, leaving the UK workforce short-staffed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unions announce COVID-19 support for nursing students
The unprecedented challenge facing the NHS means emergency arrangements have been put in place regarding nursing students. The trade unions representing nursing students – UNISON, the Royal College of Nursing and Unite – have made an agreement with The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and chief nursing officers across the UK that enables more experienced students to be able to help their NHS colleagues where they can, be paid and have this work count towards their learning. UNISON has also been given assurances that longer-term learning is protected. Nursing students will be given adequate time and supp...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 26, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: News coronavirus coronavirus health workers Covid-19 NHS nurse nursing Source Type: news

Coronavirus guidance for NHS trusts and health staff published
Guidance for hospitals and NHS staff about the risks posed by the coronavirus has today (Thursday) been published by NHS employers and unions. The advice is being circulated to the 241 NHS trusts across the UK. It seeks to ensure that every part of the NHS is fully prepared should any patients with suspected Covid-19 require a diagnosis or treatment. The aim is to ensure staff know exactly what to do with individuals who’re concerned they have the virus and how to treat infected patients, with minimal risk to themselves. The guidance also seeks to reassure both health employees and the public, alerting everyone to be...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 27, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus Covid-19 health and safety NHS staff Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Futureproofing community children ’s nursing
The Royal College of Nursing has issued guidance on future children and young people ’s nursing services in the home and community settings. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 11, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nurses are undervalued because most are women says RCN
Society continues to regard nursing as “women’s work” which is why nurses continue to be underpaid and undervalued, according to a report from the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 2, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nurses' strike NI: Why are Northern Ireland's nurses going on strike?
BBC News NI explains the background to the Royal College of Nursing walking out for the first time. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health strike: Thousands of nurses stage 12-hour strike
It is the first strike action by the the Royal College of Nursing in its 103-year-history. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Unjust’ surcharge on overseas health workers must end
The Royal College of Nursing calls on new government to scrap £400 charge Related items fromOnMedica RCN urges members to mount twitter campaign to boost training funds Home Office woes Report reveals shortage of specialist cancer nurses Ministers 'considering' financial incentives to boost nursing Nurses in Northern Ireland reject latest pay offer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health workers' strike: Nurses begin further 48 hours of action
Members of the Royal College of Nursing are refusing to do things like working unpaid hours. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

General election 2019: Tory plan to attract more NHS staff from abroad
The Royal College of Nursing says the proposed "NHS visa" will not do enough to fix staff shortages. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical royal colleges and homeless charities call for doctors to receive mandatory training in keeping homeless patients off the streets
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP), along with seven other medical royal colleges and homeless charities, has called on the Government to urgently address the needs of homeless people treated in the NHS. The organisations made their call in a collective response to the government’s consultation on the Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA), which includes a duty to refer homeless patients in Accident and Emergency departments to their local housing authority. Since its implementation in 2017, it is still unclear whether the HRA’s mandate that hospitals must refer homeless people on, is having any real benefit. Ane...
Source: Doctors of the World News - October 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news