Nursing shortage is very real – RCN
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is “deeply disappointed” that the government’s Migration Advisory Committee has opted not to put nursing roles on the shortage list for recruitment overseas Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - February 27, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Kimberley Hackett Tags: Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

RCN responds to NICE safe staffing guidance for midwives
Dr Peter Carter responds to new NICE safe staffing guidance for midwives. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - February 27, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

End of life care review: advice to Government takes key input from RCN
What's Important to Me: a review of choice in end of life care has been published today. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - February 26, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

"Nursing shortage is very real", RCN tells Migration Advisory Committee
The RCN has responded to news that the Migration Advisory Committee has opted not to put nursing roles on the shortage list for recruitment overseas. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - February 26, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN response to CQC report on Southern Health
(Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - February 25, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN responds to 2014 NHS staff survey for England
RCN responds to the publication of the 2014 NHS staff survey for England. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - February 24, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Need for 'urgent' investment in community mental health nurses
A campaign for better mental health provision and early intervention in the community has been launched by the Royal College of Nursing in partnership with the family of a man who committed suicide after receiving inconsistent care. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - February 20, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Early intervention and better mental health provision needed
in the community (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - February 19, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN response to Education Committee report on PSHE
The Royal College of Nursing has welcomed a recommendation from the Education Select Committee that personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education be placed on a statutory footing. Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - February 18, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Kimberley Hackett Tags: Children ' s health Child Nutrition Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

RCN response to Education Committee report on PSHE
The RCN welcomes the recommendation from the Education Select Committee that personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education be placed on a statutory footing. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - February 17, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Congress 2015: booking is now open
Booking is now open for RCN Congress 2015. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - February 13, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN responds to Government Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) announcement
(Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - February 13, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Dr Peter Carter to leave RCN
RCN Chief Executive and General Secretary Dr Peter Carter has announced that he is leaving the organisation. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - February 10, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

BREAKING: RCN chief exec Peter Carter announces departure
Peter Carter has announced that he is to leave the Royal College of Nursing, after eight years as its chief executive.  (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - February 10, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

HSJ Live 10.02.2015: Royal College of Nursing chief executive resigns
Peter Carter to leave RCN after eight years as chief executive, plus the rest of today’s news and comment (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 10, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nurses' morale 'at all-time low'
District nurses in Northern Ireland are under-staffed, under-resourced and often abused while treating patients in the community, according to the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

College criticises rising NHS financial burden of agency nurses
Short-term workforce planning means the NHS will spend almost £1bn on agency nurses in the 2014-15 financial year, according to the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - February 5, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Student funding for RCN events
You could be in with the chance with getting funding for selected RCN events to cover your travel, accommodation and event place. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - February 5, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN calls for future government commitment on safe staffing and pay
The Royal College of Nursing has called on the future government to support safe staffing levels across all healthcare settings and ensure fair pay for nurses through a national framework of terms and conditions. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - February 5, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS agency nurses spending 'soars'
NHS spending on agency nurses has soared in the past two years in England, to at least nearly £500m last year, says the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS bill for agency nurses will double to £1bn this year
A report by the Royal College of Nursing in London shows the NHS is projected to spend £980 million on agency nurses this year, an average of £4.2 million per hospital trust. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

lgbt history month 2015
The Royal College of Nursing's annual evening reception to celebrate LGBT History Month takes place in London this month and everyone is invited. The event takes place on 18 February 5.30-7pm at Royal College of Nursing UK HQ, 20 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0RN. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - February 4, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN names 10 trusts taking part in campaign on 'extra hours' pay
The Royal College of Nursing has rolled out a campaign to highlight the extra hours of unpaid work that nursing staff are regularly doing. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - February 4, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Jersey Spring Update
Update for Jersey members (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - February 4, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN launches extra hours campaign in Berkshire
(Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - February 2, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

North west London health service reorganisation 'damaging to patient safety', says RCN members
Nurses have described feeling “appalled, overwhelmed and horrified” by the impact of a major re-organisation of health services in north west London, according to feedback gathered by the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - January 28, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

industrial action january 15
On 29 January 2015 a twelve hour strike will be carried out by a number of health unions. RCN members should have regard to their NMC Code of Conduct and should not take on activities beyond their experience and/or competence. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - January 23, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN Council vacancy: Northern region
One of our Northern region seats on RCN Council is vacant. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - January 22, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Patient complaints and staff concerns must be taken seriously
The RCN has responded to a new Health Select Committee report on complaints and raising concerns. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - January 21, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses welcome focus on mental health
Two of the main UK political parties have made announcements on mental health today. Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg announced plans for the NHS to aim for zero suicides, while the Labour Party focused on child and adolescent mental health services. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - January 19, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS is political football says union
Politicians must not use the health service as "a political football", the director of the Royal College of Nursing in Wales says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RCN responds to winter A&E figures
Dr Peter Carter, Chief Executive & General Secretary of the RCN responds to the latest A&E winter waiting times. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - January 6, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

'The thoughts of the entire nursing profession are with Pauline Cafferkey'
The RCN has praised the bravery of the nurse being treated for Ebola in London. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - January 5, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New Year Message from RCN President Cecilia Anim
In her first week in post as RCN President, Cecilia Anim delivers a New Year message to all nursing staff that sets out her priorities for the year ahead. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - January 2, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Thumbs-up for patient safety network
A new network of health care professionals that aims to reduce the risk of harm to NHS patients in Shropshire and Staffordshire has been welcomed by the RCN. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - January 2, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Dr Peter Carter's Christmas Message
Christmas is a time when we all find ourselves reflecting on the last 12 months - both the positives and negatives. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - December 23, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

'Testament of Youth' cinema ticket offer for RCN members
RCN members are being offered free cinema tickets to preview screenings of the new film 'Testament of Youth' in January. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - December 22, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

A&E winter pressures reach record levels in England
The RCN has responded to new figures from NHS England showing that pressures on A&E departments have reached record levels. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - December 19, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

South East Region rouses general public in fight for fair pay
South East Region rouses public in fight for fair pay for nurses (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - December 18, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Astonishing over-reliance on overseas nurses
Dr Peter Carter, RCN Chief Executive & General Secretary, responds to latest figures from the Health Service Journal showing the number of overseas nurses being recruited in the UK. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - December 17, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

More training places needed to cope with pressures
RCN CEO Dr Peter Carter responds to Health Education England's 4% overall increase in 2015/16 nursing training places. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - December 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN questions 'positive picture' painted by NHS Scotland annual report
The positive picture painted by NHS leaders in Scotland is hard to “reconcile” with the experiences of nursing staff under pressure at the frontline, according to the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - December 15, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurse vacancy rate in London climbs despite extra posts
A shortage of nurses in the capital is increasing with more than 8,000 posts unfilled and a particular strain on mental health services, research by the Royal College of Nursing has revealed. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - December 12, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN response to NMC review on Guernsey
(Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - December 10, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

board election results 2014
Elections have been taking place for seven seats on the RCN London Board. Following the close of the polls we can now confirm the seven members who have been elected. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - December 9, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

pay campaign champions
As we take the What If campaign forward in the new year we want to build a network of Campaign Champions who can spread the word to colleagues and friends in every workplace in London. Sign up to get involved today. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - December 9, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN Chief Executive rallies Southampton nurses to march for fair pay
Dr Peter Carter rallies Southampton nurses to march for fair pay (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - December 8, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN calls on nurses to record ‘hours worked’ for pay campaign
The Royal College of Nursing has signalled its intension to launch an extra hours campaign in early 2015. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - December 8, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN North West host Regional Conference
(Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - December 5, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Working hours campaign launched by nurses’ union.
Nurses will be asked to log their hours as part of a campaign launched by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). You must sign in to continue reading this article Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - December 4, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Lucinda Borrell Tags: Professional Editor ' s pick Featured Articles Latest News Source Type: news