Mount Cavell Challenge
Four members of the RCN are to take on the challenge of climbing Mount Edith Cavell in Alberta, Canada, to raise money for the RCN Foundation. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - May 28, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN response to media interest in the Victorino Chua case
(Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - May 26, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Dying without dignity - nurses respond to PHSO report
End of life care could be improved for up to 355,000 people a year in England, according to a report published today. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - May 20, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Could you be the hands of the RCN?
To take part in the photo shoot, you must be a member of the RCN. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - May 20, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hunt accuses RCN of ‘jumping the gun’ with strike talk
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has reacted sharply to comments made yesterday in a national newspaper by the leader of the Royal College of Nursing abut cuts to out of hours pay. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - May 19, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Supporting members affected by NMC referral
The RCN would like to better understand the impact that the long NMC referral process has on its members. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - May 19, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Consistent quality of care needed for 7-day NHS, says RCN
By 2020 there will be seven-day GP access, Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to confirm in a speech today at a GP surgery in the West Midlands, but the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said today that consistency is key to achieve this Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - May 18, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Strike warning as Cameron re-states NHS 'seven day' plan
The leader of the Royal College of Nursing has warned of possible strike action over plans to dilute out of hours pay, as David Cameron re-iterates his commitment to creating a “truly seven-day NHS”. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - May 18, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Jeremy Hunt attacks nursing union for 'ridiculous' strike threat over seven-day NHS
Health Secretary dismisses Royal College of Nursing as "grandstanding" after it warns of possible walkout at David Cameron's NHS plans (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - May 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Royal College of Nursing GPs David Cameron National Health Service doctors hospitals Jeremy Hunt NHS Source Type: news

VIDEO: Hunt dismisses nursing concerns
The health Secretary has dismissed concerns voiced by the Royal College of Nursing about changes in pay conditions associated with delivering a 7-day health service. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

mary seacole appeal may 15
The Chair of the Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal has made an urgent appeal for funds in order to keep the project on track for an autumn unveiling of the first statue of a named black woman in the UK. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - May 15, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Securing our future
An inspirational RCN member could help save thousands of lives following five years of tireless campaigning to educate and recruit South Asian organ donors (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - May 14, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Congress 2015 - What's on the agenda?
Tom Metcalf looks at how the RCN Congress agenda takes shape and gathers views on what makes a good debate. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - May 14, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

revalidation event
RCN London is hosting a listening event for members who have been taking part in the NMC revalidation pilots. As the pilots are assessed, ahead of the full launch of revalidation in 2016, the RCN wants to hear from you about what has and has not worked in the trials so far. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - May 13, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

bmi update april 2015
BMI Hospitals have announced a number of proposed changes which will negatively effect rates of pay for overtime and enhancements and other terms and conditions for staff. We need members working at BMI to get in touch so that we can challenge the proposals together. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - April 30, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

We need more nurses, say public
New poll undertaken by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the RCN has shown that 88 per cent of the British adults surveyed agree we need many more nurses. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - April 30, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses missing essential training, survey reveals
According to a new survey by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) nearly a fifth of nurses have missed out on essential training Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 28, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Mandatory training and CPD victims of short staffing, warns RCN
Nurses are continuing to miss out on mandatory training because of staffing shortages, a large survey by the Royal College of Nursing has indicated. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - April 28, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing shortage preventing access to crucial training, says RCN
Nursing staff are missing out on essential training and Continued Professional Development because of staff shortages and a lack of funds (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - April 28, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN Foundation Trustee vacancy
We are looking to appoint an RCN member trustee to sit on the RCN Foundation Board of Trustees. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - April 27, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Government must boost nurses morale, says RCN
Staff morale must be “at the forefront of the next Government’s agenda” says head of the Royal College of Nursing, Dr Peter Carter Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 23, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

merit award 2015
Nominations are now being sought for the RCN London Region Merit Award for 2015. This award is given annually to a member who has given outstanding service to the RCN and its members in the London Region. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - April 22, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hertfordshire celebrate Nurses Day
Hertfordshire will be marking 195 years since the birth of Florence Nightingale as part of their Nurses Day celebrations in May. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - April 22, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): what RCN members need to know
The RCN is concerned about the threat TTIP poses to the NHS. We have compiled information to answer any questions nursing staff might have. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - April 21, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN responds to BMI Healthcare announcement
BMI Healthcare has announced they will alter the terms and conditions of its staff contracts without consultation with either staff or the RCN. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - April 17, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Royal College of Nursing tends to the ‘fragile frontline’
The “fragile frontline” also highlights other areas which the next government is urged to address. The community nursing workforce has been cut by over 3,300, despite NHS plans to move care from hospitals to the community. Recent increases to student nursing places are not enough to make up for previous cuts, increasing demands and an ageing workforce, the RCN says. More .... (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 16, 2015 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

New diabetes care guidance
However, in a small minority of cases, some patients are not able to manage these devices and pre-loaded syringes are used as a last resort. The Royal College of Nursing has published new guidance to ensure patient safety and reduce the potential liability for professionals in such cases. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 14, 2015 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

RCN launches annual search for Welsh nurse of the year
The Royal College of Nursing in Wales has issued a call for nominations for its fourth annual nurse awards. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - April 13, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Frontline First: The fragile frontline
The RCN's final report before the General Election, Frontline First: The fragile frontline, finds that there are fewer nurses than in 2010 and that an already over-stretched workforce is being forced to carry out even more work. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - April 12, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Important guidance for care of people with diabetes
Nurses caring for people with diabetes are being offered guidance on the difficult area of pre-loading insulin. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - April 10, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Channelling Support
Members on the Channel Island of Jersey have shown how to get politicians on side when campaigning for better outcomes for patients. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - April 8, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Local quality network open to all
Are you a nurse in the West Midlands interested in promoting good quality in practice and patient care? (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - April 2, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Committee and Governing Board Vacancies
We have some exciting vacancies on our representative committees and governing boards. Are you the right person for one of these roles? (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - April 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

congress first time attendees 2015
RCN Congress will be held this year in Bournemeouth from 21 to 25 June 2015. RCN London will be offering funding to members who may never have had the opportunity to go to the largest nursing event in the UK. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - March 30, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN’s hunt for new leader will 'not be confined to the UK'
The Royal College of Nursing has said its search for a new chief executive and general secretary will not be confined to the UK. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - March 24, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN responds to BBC FOI figures on NHS staff stress
The RCN today responded to FOI figures from the BBC which show that the number of NHS hospital staff in England taking time off work because of stress and other forms of mental illness has more than doubled in four years. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - March 24, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN requires new chief executive and general secretary
The search is on for a new Royal College of Nursing (RCN) chief executive and general secretary to succeed Dr Peter Carter who is stepping down after eight years at the helm. Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - March 23, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Kimberley Hackett Tags: Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

RCN Congress Agenda
The list of agenda items to be debated at the RCN Congress 2015 has been published and is available to view online. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - March 20, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New Chief Executive and General Secretary
The search is on for a new RCN Chief Executive and General Secretary to succeed Dr Peter Carter who is stepping down after eight years at the helm. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - March 18, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN and RPS work together to help patients make the most of their medicines
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal College of Nursing have jointly published a report to help patients make the most of their medicines. Working together to help patients (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - March 18, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RCN responds to Barts Health NHS Trust being placed in special measures
Comment: RCN London Regional Director Bernell Bussue (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - March 17, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN responds to RCP report on NHS staff health and wellbeing
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has responded to the report published by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) that showed the deficiency of staff health and well-being programmes in NHS trusts. Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - March 17, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Kimberley Hackett Tags: Professional Latest News Source Type: news

RCN responds to Health Select Committee report on end of life care
The RCN response to the Health Select Committee report on end of life care, released on 14 March 2015. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - March 16, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Head-hunter begins search for new RCN general secretary
The Royal College of Nursing has appointed a leading specialist recruitment firm to help it find its next general secretary and chief executive. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - March 16, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS must face up to alcohol and obesity challenge, warns Carter
Obesity and alcohol problems are major public health challenges that are still not being properly addressed by the NHS, with health workers often unaware of the “shocking” statistics surrounding the issues, the chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing has warned. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - March 14, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN responds to RCP report on NHS staff health and wellbeing
The RCN today responded to the report published by the Royal College of Physicians which showed the deficiency of staff health and well-being programmes in NHS trusts. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - March 13, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN launches toolkit to help prevent suicide in LGBT youth
The RCN, in collaboration with Public Health England (PHE), has launched a toolkit to guide nurses and other health professionals in the prevention of suicide in lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender (LGBT) young people. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - March 13, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Saginaw Valley
On Friday 6 March RCN London supported a visit by students from Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan, USA. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - March 12, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

board update march 15
The RCN London Board met 4 and 5 March for the first time since the election of seven new board members at the start of the year. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - March 12, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN responds to Shape of Caring Review
The Shape of Caring Review report makes 34 recommendations for the future education and training of nurses and health care assistants (HCAs). (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - March 12, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news