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

Michael Brown elected new RCN Congress vice chair
The newly elected vice chair of the Royal College of Nursing Congress has vowed to ensure the event remains “member focused”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN releases early details of meeting on handling of pay deal
The Royal College of Nursing has revealed that the extraordinary general meeting called over its communications around the NHS pay deal will take place in Birmingham next month. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

College issues warning over new term 'spike' in asthma risk
Children going back to school are at higher risk of asthma attacks, the Royal College of Nursing has warned, ahead of the start of the new term. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Country's top nurse resigns in the wake of misleading NHS pay blunder
Janet Davies, chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing, announced she will step down from her role at the end of August. The college said they parted ways by 'mutual agreement'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RCN members in Wales asked for views on NHS pay deal
Royal College of Nursing members in Wales are being urged to find out exactly what a proposed pay deal will mean for them in the wake of a major row over the pay rise agreed in England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN chief executive steps down after pay deal error
Janet Davies has announced her resignation as chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing following the pay deal error which drew widespread criticism from nurses. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Janet Davies to step down from RCN in wake of pay anger
Janet Davies will step down from her role of chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing at the end of this month, it has been revealed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Updated: Janet Davies to step down from RCN in wake of pay anger
Janet Davies will step down from her role of chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing at the end of this month, it has been revealed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN urges student nurses to have vaccine against deadly MenW
The Royal College of Nursing is urging prospective student nurses to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia before starting university, as the W strain continues to rise. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN warns of ‘continuing down same path’ as Bawa-Garba case
The Royal College of Nursing and other professional bodies have warned of the negative implications of “continuing down the path” that occurred in the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba on safety culture. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN announces election candidates to be next president
The Royal College of Nursing has announced the election candidates for its next president and deputy president. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN to hold extraordinary general meeting on pay deal in September
The Royal College of Nursing is to hold an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) in September to discuss the recent confusion and anger over the delivery of the pay deal in England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 2, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN to commission review into how ‘pay confusion’ occurred
The Royal College of Nursing is to commission an independent review into the “governance and process” that has resulted in confusion and anger among nurses over their expected pay rise. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN misled members over Agenda for Change pay deal
HSJ can reveal today that the chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing promised members they would get an uplift of 3 per cent, but documents from when the deal was originally agreed show this was never going to be the case. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Call for water bottles to be allowed on wards during heatwave
The Royal College of Nursing has called on trusts to allow nurses to take water bottles onto the wards during the current heatwave, in order to avoid dehydration. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN 'angry and dismayed' over Agenda for Change pay deal
The Royal College of Nursing has written to its members saying it is “dismayed and angry” over the Agenda for Change pay deal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCN leader to send members personal apology over pay ‘dismay’
The chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing is set to issue a personal apology to members over concerns the NHS pay deal was not properly explained to staff. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Updated: RCN leader to send members personal apology over pay ‘dismay’
The chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing is set to issue a personal apology to members over concerns the NHS pay deal was not properly explained to staff. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Royal College of Nursing announces new chair of congress
BJ Waltho been elected unopposed as the new chair of the Royal College of Nursing ’s annual congress. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Insights for the digital future of nursing
A report from the Royal College of Nursing outlines the results of a consultation with nurses and midwives on what is needed for nursing to play its full part in the digital transformation of health care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Every nurse an e-nurse: insights for a consultation on the digital future of nursing
This report outlines the results of a consultation with nurses and midwives on what is needed for nursing to play its full part in the digital transformation of health care. It argues that until the NHS takes full advantage of the expertise and views of nurses, it won ’t be able to realise all the benefits digital technology can bring for patients and staff.ReportPress release (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - July 11, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: New technologies Source Type: news

RCN concerned nursing associate role ‘remains ill-defined’
Concerns remain over how new nursing associates will be trained and whether they will be used as substitutes for registered nurses, according to the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Scotland ’s RCN members urged to give views on NHS pay offer
A consultation has begun today for members of the Royal College of Nursing working in the NHS in Scotland to vote on the three-year pay deal. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN calls for greater nursing input in designing NHS IT systems
The goal of transforming healthcare using digital technology will fail unless nurses are allowed to participate in the process of designing new IT systems, the Royal College of Nursing has warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Emilia Clarke pays tribute to nurses after death of her father
Best known for her role in HBO's Game of Thrones, she has become a Royal College of Nursing ambassador. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke thanks nurses after father's death
Best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen, Emilia Clarke is now a Royal College of Nursing ambassador. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Checkout sweets targeted in obesity fight
But the Royal College of Nursing says we need more school nurses and health visitors Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ CAM can be lethal to children GPs back campaign for sugar tax Obese teens prone to severe obesity later in life (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCN backs call to restrict junk food adverts on catch up TV
The Royal College of Nursing has backed a call to tackle the marketing of unhealthy food and drinks  to children via catch‐up TV after an analysis revealed that viewers of Britain’s Got Talent on demand were bombarded with adverts for unhealthy food and drinks (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New NHS safety body ‘must avoid blaming individual nurses’
The government ’s proposed new patient safety body will only succeed if healthcare is redefined as a “safety critical industry”, the Royal College of Nursing has said. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Majority of nursing union members vote to accept NHS pay deal
Members of the major NHS unions, including the Royal College of Nursing, Unison, Unite and the Royal College of Midwives, have all voted to accept the health service pay deal currently on offer in England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

One million NHS staff across England to get a pay rise
Over a million hospital cleaners, nurses, security guards, physiotherapists, emergency call handlers, paramedics, midwives, radiographers and other NHS staff across England will now benefit from a three-year pay deal, say health unions today (Friday). Since March when the offer was first made, the 14 unions have been asking NHS staff whether they want to accept or reject the proposed pay rise, which would mean a 6.5% increase for most staff over the next three years, with more for the lowest paid. With the results of these consultation exercises and online ballots now in, unions announced at a meeting today that ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 8, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Article NHS nhs pay public services Source Type: news

New RCN survey will seek to prove worth of public health nurses
The Royal College of Nursing is urging school nurses and health visitors to complete a survey to help it highlight their importance for children and young people ’s public health. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing apprenticeships ‘must not repeat mistakes of past’, says RCN
The new apprenticeship system for nurses risks repeating the mistakes of the past, potentially putting both patients and apprentices at risk, the Royal College of Nursing has warned MPs. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: The truth is our jails are holiday camps... with drugs
Drugs are now so rife in prisons that the Royal College of Nursing reports staff have required hospital treatment for accidentally inhaling fumes from 'zombie drug' spice while treating inmates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nursing union criticises trust plans to sell off key worker homes
The Royal College of Nursing has criticised a London hospital trust ’s plans to sell off accommodation for nurses and other key workers to build luxury flats as “nothing short of disgraceful”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN to ‘strive to make further progress’ to close gender pay gap
The Royal College of Nursing has this week pledged to continue to work to close its gender pay gap, which it said was mainly the result of employing more men in senior positions. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news