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

Nurses ‘demoralised’ by Chancellor
Demoralised staff in the NHS find the Channcellor’s Autumn Statement an “insult” claims 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

Time to highlight the value of nursing
The RCN will be taking its pay campaign in a new direction in the New Year. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - December 4, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Further blow to hard-pressed, demoralised staff
In his Autumn Statement, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced that there would be a continuation of public sector pay restraint into the next parliament. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - December 3, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Last few days - Sign the Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill
RCN in Wales has been working closely with Kirsty Williams AM regarding her proposed legislation, 'Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill'. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 28, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Help support more patients to self-manage long-term conditions
As more and more people live with one or more long term conditions we need to support people to understand their disease more. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 28, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Clean hospitals help keep patients safe
The RCN has welcomed the publication of a revised specification for planning and measuring hospital cleanliness. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 25, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hypertension action plan fails to 'recognise practice nurse potential'
National plans released last week to tackle hypertension are “disappointing”, because they do not go far enough in highlighting the role that practice nurses play in the prevention and management of the condition, the Royal College of Nursing has claimed. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - November 25, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Crash in mental health nursing numbers branded a 'tragedy'
Mental health services across the UK are under unprecedented strain, with a steep fall in nurse numbers and available beds at a time of rising demand, the Royal College of Nursing has warned. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - November 23, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

HSJ Awards 2014: Managing Long Term Conditions
Sponsored by Royal College of Nursing (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 22, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCN Members supporting colleagues taking industrial action
RCN members are supporting colleagues from other unions who are taking industrial action on 24 November by asking members of the public to support nurses by filling in postcards to their MPs (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 21, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Almost 70,000 assaults against NHS staff
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today commented on new figures showing that attacks on NHS staff have risen by more than 5000 in the past year, with more than 68,000 assaults reported. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 21, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Protesting for fair pay: Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent - 24 November
The RCN is campaigning to protect its members' pay, terms and conditions from a sustained attack by the Government. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - November 19, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing staff are key to meeting the challenge of antibiotic resistance
To mark European Antibiotic Awareness Day, the RCN and EFN are highlighting the contribution that nursing staff across Europe make in meeting the challenge of antibiotic resistance. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 18, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Everyone deserves the healthiest possible start in life
The RCN is supporting the week of action for children and young people's health organised by the Department of Health and Public Health England. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 17, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

It's 'okay' to apologise to patients with valid complaints, says RCN
Apologising to a patient making a complaint is not an acceptance of guilt and can help defuse the situation, according to latest guidance on feedback handling from the Royal College of Nursing.   (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - November 13, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Armistice Day message from RCN Chief Executive Dr Peter Carter
RCN Chief Executive, Dr Peter Carter pays tribute to nurses in the armed forces past and present. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 11, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

cycling super highways
The Royal College of Nursing in London has today backed proposals by Transport for London (TfL) for two cycle superhighways in the city. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - November 7, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The Nursing Standard Nurse Awards 2015
The Nursing Standard Nurse Awards highlight and celebrate the very best in nursing. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 7, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Worsening NHS finances means mission impossible for health workers
The RCN has responded to a new report that confirms the worsening state of NHS finances. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 7, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN supports action to tackle antibiotic resistance
The RCN has joined other leading health organisations in calling for urgent action to tackle antibiotic resistance. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 6, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Anim elected as Royal College of Nursing’s first black president  
The Royal College of Nursing has announced that Cecilia Anim is to become its next president. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - November 6, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Children and young people deserve better mental health care
The RCN has responded to a new report from the House of Commons Health Select Committee on the challenges facing CAMHS. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 5, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Importance of stress awareness
The RCN is urging health service organisations to do more to monitor stress levels among their staff and to provide better support for those at risk of burnout. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 5, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN announces new President and Deputy President
The results of the elections for RCN President and Deputy President have been announced. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 4, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN Awards 2015: nominate your champion
Has someone made an exceptional contribution to the advancement of nursing, health care or to the work of the RCN? If so, we want to hear from you. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 4, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The truth about flu
As the flu season begins, the RCN is encouraging all frontline nursing staff to be vaccinated. Find out how you can get vaccinated today. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 4, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN survey raises 'profound' concerns about care of dying
Nurses are concerned about the ability of health services to deliver high quality care to patients at the end of life, according to a survey by the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - November 3, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Welsh public asked to sign petition supporting safe staffing bill
The Royal College of Nursing in Wales has called on the public to back proposed legislation for minimum safe staffing levels to be introduced. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - October 31, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Teens tell health leaders to act quickly for young carers
Young carers from across the country today met with senior health figures to discuss how services can better meet the needs of the 166,000 children and teenagers in England who care for a family member. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - October 30, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The First Steps survey is here!
Have you used the RCN's popular First Steps learning resource for HCAs? (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - October 30, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

fair pay rally photos
A large number of London members joined colleagues from around the country as part of the RCN crowd at the TUC fair pay rally on Saturday. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - October 29, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

st pancras conference photos
The Inner London North Central Branch held their annual conference at St Pancras Hospital on Friday 17 October. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - October 29, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New figures show UK increasingly reliant on overseas nurses
The United Kingdom has become a net importer of nurses for the first time in eight years, showing the extent of the reliance on overseas staff as hospitals desperately struggle to recruit enough staff to keep patients safe. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - October 29, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Frontline staff urged to get flu vaccination
As flu season begins, frontline nursing staff are encouraged to be vaccinated against the virus, to help protect vulnerable patients. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - October 27, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news