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

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