Workplace win: joint union action delivers improved pay system
A social enterprise delivering community NHS services in the south west of England is to introduce an improved pay system following effective joint union action. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - October 24, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

South west members march for a pay rise
Nursing staff from the RCN South West Region joined a 90,000-strong procession in London protesting against poor public sector pay at the TUC march 'Britain needs a pay rise'. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - October 23, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN tribute to Efua Dorkenoo OBE
Everyone at the RCN was greatly saddened to hear of the death of Efua Dorkenoo OBE, who was a leading and influential figure in the fight against FGM. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - October 23, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS must be protected from impact of trade deal
The NHS needs to be protected from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the RCN has declared. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - October 21, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Government attack on NHS pay leaves East Anglian student nurses considering working abroad
East Anglian student nurses (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - October 21, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN North West members prepare to march for fair pay
(Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - October 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Two thirds of staff have considered leaving the NHS
Increased workload, low pay, constant restructures, and the stresses of the job are among the reasons why 66% of NHS workers have considered quitting, according to a new survey. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - October 15, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Free conference to boost care skills
The RCN is holding a free conference for health care assistants working in hospitals and nursing homes across Leicestershire aimed at improving their skills and knowledge. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - October 15, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

More nurses needed to hit new mental health targets, says RCN
More nurses will be needed if the government is to sustain its newly announced waiting time targets for treating mental health conditions, the Royal College of Nursing has warned. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - October 13, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Government attack on pay will cause brain drain from NHS as 69% of North West student nurses consider working abroad
(Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - October 10, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS facing financial meltdown
The RCN has responded to a new report from the King's Fund looking at budget deficits and financial failure in the health service. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - October 9, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Tonight: RCN membership database access
If you need to access your account or our services, please contact RCN Direct on 0345 772 6100. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - October 8, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New guidance on making decisions about attempting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
The RCN, British Medical Association and the Resuscitation Council (UK) issued new guidance today regarding decisions about whether or not to attempt CPR on a person when their heart stops or they stop breathing. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - October 7, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS at 'breaking point', warns influential coalition of doctors, nurses and medical charities
Open letter signed by the heads of the British Medical Association, the Royal College of Nursing and five other royal colleges warns the founding principles of the NHS are at stake (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - October 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advice for RCN members on strike action by other health unions
On Monday 13 October, in England, a number of unions will be taking strike action, between 7am and 11am. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - October 3, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Liverpool nurse and President of the RCN awarded honorary doctorate
(Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - October 3, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN condemns NMC fee increase
The NMC has confirmed its decision to raise its annual registration fee at a Council meeting. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - October 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

All nurses asked to be aware of signs of sexual abuse in children
The Royal College of Nursing has welcomed “vital” guidance for nurses on detecting the signs of child sexual exploitation. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - October 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

A prescription for the NHS
Dr Peter Carter gives a brief overview of a fringe event the RCN hosted at the recent Labour party conference. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - September 26, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN hosted VSO-Malawi visit
The RCN was pleased to host an event to bring together nursing representatives from Malawi and the UK. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - September 24, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Labour's nursing staff recruitment plan is welcome news
Labour leader Ed Miliband has announced that a Labour government would recruit 20,000 more nurses, 3,000 midwives and 5,000 care workers. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - September 23, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS pay statistics show seriously warped priorities
Statistics published today by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) reveal that average pay for nurses has increased by just 0.5% in the last year, while average pay for senior managers has increased by 3%. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - September 23, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN warns of dilution of community skill mix in East Anglia
District nursing services in parts of East Anglia are increasingly reliant on healthcare assistants, according to research carried out by the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - September 22, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Urgent action needed on NHS finances
Health sector regulator Monitor has today published its figures for how the NHS was functioning in the first financial quarter of 2014. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - September 19, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN comments on Scottish referendum result
RCN Chief Executive Dr Peter Carter comments on the decision by the people of Scotland to remain part of the UK. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - September 19, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN welcomes launch of Cancer Nursing Partnership
Today sees the launch of the Cancer Nursing Partnership, a unique collaboration of organisations working to improve cancer care across the UK. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - September 15, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN Eastern warning on district nursing skill mix
(Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - September 15, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN regional director to address major care conference
Work by the RCN to champion the spread of good nursing practice throughout the West Midlands and beyond will be showcased at a major care conference in the region on 8 October. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - September 11, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN President honoured for commitment to nursing
Andrea Spyropoulos, President of the Royal College of Nursing, has today received an honorary doctorate from the University of Lincoln in recognition of her achievements for the nursing profession. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - September 11, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Politicians urged to be open about NHS plans
The Royal College of Nursing has joined a coalition of 21 organisations calling on political parties to be open about their plans for the NHS ahead of next year’s general election. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - September 11, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN backs focus on mental health
The Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, published her annual report today, focusing on preventing and treating mental health problems. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - September 9, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The social care funding question must be tackled head on
The RCN has responded to a new report calling for health and social care in England to be merged. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - September 4, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Openness in NHS is essential
The RCN has welcomed the recent call for evidence issued by Sir Robert Francis, as his review into whistleblowing in the NHS gets underway. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - September 2, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses have key role in tackling antimicrobial resistance, says RCN
It is essential that the influence of nurses in combating antimicrobial resistance is recognised, according to the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - September 2, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The Government must not use the NHS Pay Review Body for its political ends
The RCN has responded to the Government's letter to the NHS Pay Review Body. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - September 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

commonwealth games
Mike Smith, RCN Branch Chair for outer south west London who is an A&E nurse by background, found himself transported north this summer, for a working holiday at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - August 28, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Politics-proof infection control strategy needed to tackle threat of antimicrobial resistance
The RCN is today highlighting the need for a national strategy for improving infection prevention and control measures in order to tackle the threat of antimicrobial resistance. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - August 28, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Looking behind the scenes at the Royal College of Nursing
On Saturday 20 September 2014 the RCN's building at 20 Cavendish Square is open to the public as part of Open House London. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - August 28, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

More details needed on new registration process
The NMC has announced a new regime for registering nurses who trained outside the EU. The new process will involve a computer-based exam and tests in simulated clinical scenarios, replacing the current minimum three months of supervised practice. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - August 27, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Welcoming our latest nursing students
It's that time of year again, when more than 20,000 nursing students will start on the path towards becoming a registered nurse. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - August 26, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN praises bravery of Ebola nurse
A British nurse has been flown back to the UK for treatment after contracting the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - August 26, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New research on the importance of nurse staffing levels
A major new study has found strong evidence linking nurse staffing levels to patient mortality rates. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - August 20, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Royal College of Nursing chief executive visits James Paget University Hospital
RCN Chief Executive visits James Paget University Hospital (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - August 19, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Last chance to stand for your board
Nominations close on 26 August 2014 for a number of vacancies on RCN regional and country boards. Put yourself forward today for the opportunity to really make a difference. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - August 18, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Mental health cuts threatening care
Figures released by the Health Service Journal showing cuts to mental health beds and staff highlight a widening gulf between the services needed and what is available on the ground. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - August 15, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nominations closing soon for Pride of Britain awards 2014
Do you know someone with an inspirational nursing story that deserves national recognition? (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - August 14, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NMC's draft code needs focus
The RCN has told the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) that its draft code of practice lacks focus and is calling for a more positive document which better supports the work of the nursing profession. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - August 12, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Action must match ambition on race equality, say nurses
Nurses in the West Midlands have welcomed an announcement by the NHS that it plans to tackle race inequality across the workforce, but warn that it must not be another false dawn for employees from a black and minority ethnic (BME) background. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - August 12, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Fighting for fair pay and conditions - an update
Dr Peter Carter talks about how the RCN is fighting for fair pay and conditions for all nursing staff. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - August 11, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Southern Health Pay Protection plans
Plans by Southern Health to change pay protection challenged by RCN. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - August 11, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news