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

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