Response to suicide and homicide report
The RCN has responded to the report published today by the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing and Midwifery Council registration to require indemnity cover
From 17 July 2014, nurses and midwives will need to hold an indemnity arrangement in order to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Tell us your views on Jersey pension proposals
The RCN is seeking for your views on the proposed changes to the pension scheme in Jersey to make it sustainable and affordable over the next 25 years. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - July 15, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN to cease indemnity cover for most nurses
Most Royal College of Nursing (RCN) members will no longer have indemnity cover against clinical negligence claims provided by the college Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - July 14, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

RCN calls for better support for dying patients
The Royal College of Nursing is calling for better provision of care for dying people who wish to spend their last days at home. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 10, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN hails nursing role in organ donation
The RCN is supporting National Transplant Week, an annual event designed to encourage people to make their wishes known about what should happen to their organs after death. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 9, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New Chair of Congress elected
Stuart McKenzie has been elected Chair of RCN Congress. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 9, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Advice for members on 10 July strike action
Unions with members working in local government and schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are taking strike action on Thursday 10 July after rejecting a 1% pay offer. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 9, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Health professions work together on meeting the challenge of antimicrobial resistance
The RCN has signed a joint statement on AMR. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 7, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Leading expert in older person’s nursing awarded RCN fellowship 
Professor Brendan McCormack, head of division of Nursing at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, has been awarded a fellowship by the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - July 4, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

North West nurses to join fair pay lobby of MPs in Westminster
(Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - July 4, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New flexible working rights for staff throughout UK
From 30 June 2014 all employees with 26 weeks' continuous employment can request to work flexibly, regardless of whether they are parents or carers. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 4, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN ceases providing indemnity cover for most members
The Royal College of Nursing has this week removed indemnity cover for the majority of its members working in the NHS and private sector. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - July 4, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Advice for members on Unison and GMB strike action
On Thursday 10 July several unions with members working in local government and schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will take strike action after rejecting a pay offer of 1%. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 3, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

nhs pay contact your mp
RCN members across London have been visiting their MPs to let them know that the Government made the wrong decision when they refused a pay increase this year for most NHS staff. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - July 3, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses lobby MPs for fair pay
Royal College of Nursing council members lobbied MPs in Westminster yesterday (July 1) calling for fair pay Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - July 2, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

RCN indemnity scheme changes in place from 1 July
The changes the RCN has made to its indemnity scheme are now in effect, from 1 July, 2014. While most members are unaffected, please check the new updated scheme. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Worcester conference to care for the carers
A free conference to help nurses and health care assistants cope with the pressures of caring for record numbers of patients in the health service will be held in Worcester on 18 July. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - June 30, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN North West responds to CQC report on University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - June 27, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

board meeting june 14
The RCN London Board met on 24 June, the first meeting to be held in the new RCN London office at 20 Cavendish Square. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - June 27, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

congress 2014
Hundreds of RCN London members joined the crowd at a successful 2014 RCN Congress in Liverpool this week. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - June 27, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Supporting the introduction of standardised packaging for tobacco products.
The Government has issued a written ministerial statement on draft regulations for introducing standardised packaging of tobacco products. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 26, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New approach for the care of people in the last hours of life
The Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People has today published documents to support clinicians in delivering care to people in the last days and hours of life. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 26, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses press for fair diversity in NHS leadership
Nurses from the West Midlands are spearheading a call for the NHS to ensure Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) nursing staff are treated fairly when they seek promotion. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - June 25, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN North West welcomes Congress to Liverpool
(Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - June 19, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Finances sound but demand for services grows
The RCN is in a robust financial position but faces challenges as the demand for services increases. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 18, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN leader asked to justify lack of minister at congress
The chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing has defended his decision not to invite a minister to speak at this year’s congress, after suggestions it may have been a “tactical blunder”. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - June 18, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Clarity needed on future NHS funding
Today RCN Congress will be debating patient charges for GP visits. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 18, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

District nurses may be 'extinct in a decade'
The Royal College of Nursing says 10,000 posts must be filled to avoid a crisis - and that current nurses are 'stretched to breaking point'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurses should be banned from chatting to allow patients to sleep properly, union says
Members of the Royal College of Nursing are also urging hospitals across the UK to install slow-closing doors and hand round earplugs for patients at night. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

District nurses are 'facing extinction', warns RCN
District nurses are “critically endangered” and face extinction by the end of 2025 if urgent investment is not made, the Royal College of Nursing has warned. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - June 17, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Drunk people should be kept out of A&E because they are a 'waste of resources', say nurses
The Royal College of Nursing's congress in Liverpool has been told some nurses believe it would be better for drunk people to be treated at alcohol recovery centres. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drunks should be treated in 'booze buses' to ease A&E overcrowding, nurses say
Royal College of Nursing calls for pilot schemes to be set up to relieve pressure on Accident & Emergency units struggling to cope with high numbers of binge drinkers (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - June 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A&E units 'hampered' by lack of properly trained nurses
Accident and emergency nursing is in a “sorry state”, the Royal College of Nursing has warned, with better workforce planning and education a necessity. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - June 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN leader urges members to 'think carefully' before striking over pay
The leader of the Royal College of Nursing has used a keynote speech to the union’s annual conference to steer members away from strike action over pay. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - June 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Executive pay rises under fire from Royal College of Nursing
Senior executives have received substantial pay rises at the expense of frontline nurses, the Royal College of Nursing has claimed. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 16, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Target MPs over pay - nurse leader
Nurses should target MPs in marginal seats to turn up the pressure over pay, the Royal College of Nursing says at its annual conference. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South East NHS Fair Pay for the NHS Day - Photo Gallery
South East NHS Fair Pay NHS Day Photo gallery (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - June 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses Day 2014 - Photo Gallery
Nurses Day 2014 Photo gallery (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - June 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Elections and appointments open
A variety of RCN roles open on Monday 16 June. This is your chance to get involved with the RCN on matters relevant to members and the wider nursing profession, so make sure you put yourself forward. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses' pay floundering in wake of rises for NHS execs, warns RCN
The amount of money the NHS spends on paying its senior managers has accelerated way ahead of that for nursing and midwifery staff, research by the Royal College of Nursing has found.  (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - June 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN Congress 2014 opens with awards for exceptional contributions to nursing
The Royal College of Nursing and the RCN Foundation opened RCN Congress 2014 (Sunday 15 June) with an awards ceremony to celebrate the very best in nursing. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 15, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Greater support needed for older people living with HIV
Nurses are calling for more support and help for a new generation of people living into older age with HIV. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 15, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Elections and appointments open soon
A variety of RCN roles open on Monday 16 June. This is your chance to get involved with the RCN on matters relevant to members and the wider nursing profession, so make sure you put yourself forward. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 13, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Changes to car mileage reimbursement rate from 1 July
On 1 July, the rate for the first 3,500 miles will change from 67p per mile to 54p per mile. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 13, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN shortlisted in inaugural Investors in People Awards
The RCN has been named as a top organisation for people management practice in the UK. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 13, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Southampton nurses go to Congress
Southampton Nurses Congress 2014 Liverpool (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - June 13, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses from Portsmouth go to Congress
Portsmouth nurses go to congress Liverpool 2014 (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - June 13, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Congress welcome 2014
SE region Congress 2014 Welcome team (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - June 11, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

D-Day memories from the RCN archive
Today marks the seventieth anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 6, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news