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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

Prison nurses ‘becoming demotivated, stressed and burnt out’
Working conditions and morale must be improved for prison nurses, who are operating within a service that is in crisis, members of the Royal College of Nursing have warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Male nurse: 'I was told to become a bricky'
Nine in 10 nurses are women - but the Royal College of Nursing wants that to change. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Male nurse: 'I was told to become a brickie'
Nine in 10 nurses are women - but the Royal College of Nursing wants that to change. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurses denied access to CPD 'due to staff and funding pressures'
Nurses are being denied training opportunities that keep them up to date in their clinical practice due to a combination of winter pressures, staff shortages and funding cuts, the Royal College of Nursing has warned in a new report. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Congress delegates call for RCN to lobby for final vote on Brexit
Members of the Royal College of Nursing attending its annual conference in Belfast have today voted to support a referendum on the final Brexit deal. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN votes to decriminalise cannabis for medical use
The Royal College of Nursing voted at a meeting in Belfast to lobby the UK Government to consider a change in the legal status of cannabis for medical purposes, which is said to be an effective painkiller. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pioneering guidance launched on use of dogs in healthcare settings
The Royal College of Nursing has launched the first ever nationwide protocol for working with animals in healthcare, in a bid to encourage more hospitals to explore the benefits of animal therapy. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN to look into claims that it has 'misrepresented' NHS pay deal
The Royal College of Nursing ’s leader has said the organisation will look into concerns about the way the NHS pay deal has been communicated to its members, following claims that the union has “misrepresented” the offer. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Safe staffing laws campaign 'will consider nurse-to-patient ratios'
The Royal College of Nursing will look at the possibility of including nurse-to-patient ratios in its campaign for staffing legislation but will not necessarily call for all parts of the UK to adopt the same laws, its chief executive has revealed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Short-staffed sexual health clinics ‘turning public away as test levels fall’
Staffing shortages in sexual health clinics have led to a drop in testing, as hard-pressed nurses admit they have been forced to turn people away, shows a new report from the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN warns of risks from fall in health visitor and school nurse numbers
Lack of investment in health visiting and school nursing services risks harming children ’s health warns the Royal College of Nursing, which has again called for urgent action to address an ongoing decline in these specialist early intervention roles. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN leader 'demands' safe staffing legislation across UK in speech
The Royal College of Nursing is to demand safe nurse staffing legislation in all parts of the UK in a new campaign it will launch this autumn, the organisation ’s chief executive has announced. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Pay deal must be extended to 'all sectors providing NHS services'
The Royal College of Nursing has written to the government calling for the pay proposals currently being consulted on by NHS staff to be extended to those working in social care, the private sector and primary care. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Call for more recognition for vital work of Scottish support staff
The Royal College of Nursing in Scotland is calling for greater recognition of the vital role played by support workers as part of this year ’s International Nurses’ Day. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN celebrates profession by showcasing ‘surprising’ things nurses do
The Royal College of Nursing is showcasing the wide and wonderful variety of nursing roles and encouraging everyone to share stories of exemplary care as part of this year ’s International Nurses’ Day celebrations. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Government urged to wave healthcare surcharges for overseas nurses
Nurses from overseas should be exempt from extra healthcare charges, says the Royal College of Nursing, which has warned that the policy is “tearing families apart”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Government urged to waive healthcare surcharges for overseas nurses
Nurses from overseas should be exempt from extra healthcare charges, says the Royal College of Nursing, which has warned that the policy is “tearing families apart”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: ‘Critical time’ for nurse workforce, warns RCN leader
Nursing workforce shortages remain the “biggest issue” for the profession right now, with the risk of another situation like that at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust having never gone away, the leader of the Royal College of Nursing has warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Members signal support for removing termination of pregnancy criminal sanctions
Nearly three quarters of Royal College of Nursing (RCN) members want criminal sanctions removed from termination of pregnancy legislation. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCN survey 'signals support' for decriminalisation of abortion
Members of the Royal College of Nursing have “signalled support” for removing criminal sanctions from termination of pregnancy legislation, said the body in the wake of a consultation. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 2, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN welcomes cash for neonatal and post-natal services
The Royal College of Nursing has welcomed a £9.7m investment in Swansea’s neonatal and post-natal services, which was announced by the Welsh government. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses warned about dermatitis risk from over-use of gloves
Inappropriate use of gloves increases nurses ’ risk of nasty skin complaints and may even exacerbate staffing shortages, says new in-depth guidance launched by the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses asked for views on raising status of mental health
The Royal College of Nursing is asking mental health nurses what needs to change in order to ensure mental and physical health are given the same priority and importance in the NHS. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN members to begin voting on NHS pay deal proposals today
The Royal College of Nursing ’s 200,000 nursing staff in England will begin voting today on whether to accept last month’s pay deal put forward by unions, the NHS and government. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Game of Thrones star launches specialist nurse fundraising campaign
New Royal College of Nursing ambassador Emilia Clarke is to raise funds for specialist nursing by offering people a chance to bid for the opportunity to spend a day on the Game of Thrones set. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN in Wales launches annual call for awards nominations
Nominations are now open for the Royal College of Nursing ’s annual awards for nurses in Wales, it has been announced. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: New RCN director targets support for senior nurses
Boosting support for trust chief nurses is among the key priorities for the new regional director of the Royal College of Nursing in the South West, who says they are “often the lone voice for quality and nursing on the board”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN to see if view of nursing as ‘women’s work’ affects pay
The Royal College of Nursing is to carry out research looking at how far societal views towards women have led to low earnings for nurses. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: Living costs high on RCN ’s list of London challenges
The majority of nurses will never be able to scrape together enough to buy a home in the capital, according to the Royal College of Nursing ’s new director for London, who warns more must be done to tackle the high living costs that are exacerbating staffing shortages. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: Well-respected RCN leader calls for renewed equality drive
More progress is needed in tackling discrimination and boosting equality for nurses across London, according to the Royal College of Nursing ’s outgoing director for the capital. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 3, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN gives ‘qualified’ support for organ donation opt-out law
The Royal College of Nursing has announced its formal support for an opt-out system of consent for organ and tissue donation after death across the UK. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses 'to join call for axeing of all time limits on abortion'
The Royal College of Nursing is set to announce a policy after consulting its 435,000 members on ‘decriminalising’ termination, sparking a mutiny from anti-abortion nurses. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Proposed NHS pay agreement to benefit more than a million staff across England
Over a million hospital porters, 999 call handlers, healthcare assistants, nurses, midwives and other NHS staff across England are being offered long overdue pay rises of between 6.5 and 29% over the next three years, say health unions today (Wednesday). Under the proposed agreement – reached after months of negotiation between the unions, NHS employers and the government – hospital caterers, cleaners, porters and other staff on the lowest pay grade would get an immediate pay rise of over £2,000 this year (an increase of between 11 and 13%). This would mean that from 1 April every NHS worker in England is...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release NHS nhs pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

RCN launches drive for nurses to take rest, drink and meal breaks
The Royal College of Nursing has launched a new campaign designed to encourage nursing staff to “rest, rehydrate, refuel” during shifts. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Norovirus outbreaks cutting beds to ‘unsustainable levels
The number of beds lost due to suspected cases of norovirus over the winter reached the highest level for five years and is “unsustainable”, according to the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

College warns short staffing is key factor in medication errors
Short staffing makes it more likely that nurses and other staff will make errors with medication, the Royal College of Nursing has warned following a high profile report on the issue. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN consults its members on decriminalising abortion
The Royal College of Nursing is launching a UK-wide survey of its members on the principle of removing criminal sanctions from termination of pregnancy. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Treasury needs convincing of 'meaningful' pay uplift, says RCN
Pay talks have reached a point where the Department of Health and Social Care believes that nurse pay should increase  but the Treasury still needs convincing that any rise in wages should be “meaningful”, the head of the Royal College of Nursing has revealed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Extra regulation of advanced nurses would be ‘unwieldy’
The head of the Royal College of Nursing has questioned whether additional regulation for nurses wanting to work at an advanced level on top of that required to be on the register is necessary, stating that a professional body is better suited to setting voluntary standards for such roles. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Welsh government to invest £100m in ‘new models of care’
A new £100m fund intended to “transform” the way health and social services are delivered by staff in Wales, via “new models of seamless care”, has been welcomed by the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Associates must be supported to train as nurses, urges RCN chief
The head of the Royal College of Nursing has called on the profession to support nursing associates to go on to train as registered nurses, even if the government  initiative is dropped in the future. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Left to chance: the health and care nursing workforce supply in England
The number of applications for nursing degree courses has fallen by a third since 2016, according to the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Experts recommend ringfenced tax to fund NHS and social care
A panel of 10 health experts, including a former Royal College of Nursing leader, have called for a shake-up in the way that the NHS in England is funded in future. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Under-recruitment to nursing courses needs urgent action, warns RCN
Around 60% of learning disability nursing, 40% of adult nursing and 25% of mental health nursing courses recruited fewer students than planned this year, according to the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: Chronic shortages taking toll on Northern Irish nurses
Nurses in Northern Ireland are regularly coming on duty to find they are one or two members of staff down with “no hope of filling” gaps in rotas, according to the director of the Royal College of Nursing for the region, who says chronic shortages are taking their toll on staff wellbeing. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN canvases views of members on organ donation rules
The Royal College of Nursing has announced it is reviewing its official position on organ donation in response planned changes to the law in parts of the UK that would mark a major change of stance. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS winter crisis must spark 'fundamental review', says RCN
A “fundamental review” of the way health and social care is provided in the UK is needed, according to the Royal College of Nursing, in the wake of latest figures on the winter crisis. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN leaders tell activists ‘now is not the time for strike ballot’
Royal College of Nursing leaders have told union activists that they believe they are “making headway” in efforts to boost nurse pay and that “now is not the time” to ballot over strike action. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 2, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news