Pay claims are disingenuous and insulting
The RCN has reacted angrily to comments by the Health Secretary that a 1% pay award for NHS staff would be damaging for patients. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - April 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Board Conference Photo Gallery
The first ever RCN London Board Conference took place at Cowdray Hall on 4 March. Chaired by Board Chair Ian Norris and Regional Director Bernell Bussue, the event was attended by around 100 members from around the region. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - April 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

MEPs must support high quality nursing and patient care across Europe
The RCN has today called on prospective MEPs to support high quality nursing and patient care at the launch of its manifesto for the upcoming elections to the European Parliament. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - March 28, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN, UNISON and BMA emergency meeting on pay
The RCN has today taken part in an emergency meeting with the leaders of UNISON and the BMA. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - March 28, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

London Compassion Conference
RCN London Regional Director Bernell Bussue spoke at the NHS England (London) Compassion in Practice conference on Friday 21 March. The day was attended by around 200 health staff from around the region. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - March 28, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Deputy President Kings
RCN Deputy President Cecilia Anim and RCN London Operational Manager Nora Flanagan visited Kings College NHS Trust on 18 March to meet with staff working at the trust. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - March 27, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Board Meeting March 14
The RCN London Board met at Grays Inn Road on Thursday 13 March. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - March 27, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Tool launched to improve youth mental health care
A new £3 million tool which aims to improve adult awareness of children's mental health has been hailed as "crucial" by the Royal College of Nursing Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - March 25, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Children ' s health Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

New data shows North West is losing experienced nurses, says RCN
The NHS in the North West is seeing significant cuts in the numbers of experienced and specialist nurses, with areas such as mental health and community nursing suffering the most, says the RCN. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - March 21, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Working collaboratively to manage nutrition and hydration
The RCN is supporting this year's Nutrition and Hydration Week, running from Monday 17 March to Sunday 23 March. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - March 18, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN: Nutrition and hydration 'crucial'
Collaborative working is important for nutrition and hydration as part of patient care, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has said Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - March 17, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Nutrition Care of older people Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Supporting No Smoking Day 2014
No Smoking Day takes place today and the RCN has reaffirmed its support for this important campaign. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - March 13, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Leading NHS light appointed to RCN in the North West
The RCN is delighted to announce that Estephanie Dunn has been appointed as the new Regional Director for the RCN North West region. Estephanie, a nurse for over 30 years, brings a wealth of experience to the role. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - March 13, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN website - service disruption
If you need urgent support or advice, please contact RCN Direct on 0345 772 6100. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - March 12, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Mental health funding cut angers healthcare leaders
Mental health funding will be cut by 1.8% from April, to the dismay of six leading mental health organisations and the Royal College of Nursing Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - March 12, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Mental health Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Unforeseen maintenance to MyRCN
Due to unforeseen maintenance work this facility is currently unavailable. Apologies for any inconvenience caused, please try again later. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - March 12, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

"Reckless" policies leave NHS short of senior nurses
A “reckless policy” has left the NHS with almost 4,000 fewer senior nursing posts than 2010, a Royal College of Nursing (RCN) report has claimed Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - March 11, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Health service suffering drain in senior nurses, warns RCN
The health service has nearly 4,000 fewer senior nurses than it did just four years ago, according to a report by the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - March 11, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

'Shortage of senior nurses in NHS'
The NHS has lost nearly 4,000 senior nursing posts since 2010, putting patient care at risk, warns the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Duty of candour review published
Healthcare organisations must usher in a new culture of candour to ensure patients and their families are told honestly and openly about any harm that has been caused and how it will be put it right, an independent review has concluded today. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - March 7, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN Eastern voices concerns about Papworth Hospital's future
Concerns about Papworth Hospital. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - March 5, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Latest edition of the Northern region e-newsletter now live
The latest edition of the Northern region's monthly e-newsletter is now live on our website. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - March 5, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing apprenticeships
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has today announced a new scheme for health care assistants to undertake nursing apprenticeships. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - March 4, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Board Conference 2014
A successful first RCN London Board regional conference took place at Cowdray Hall on 4 March, attended by over 100 members representing branches across London. Regional Director Bernell Bussue opened the day, which had the theme of the Essence of Nursing. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - March 4, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN makes top employer list fourth year running
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has been judged one of the best UK employers in the not-for-profit category of the Sunday Times best companies list for the fourth year running. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - March 4, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN hosts celebrity chef James Martin and Operation Hospital Food
The Royal College of Nursing has hosted an event organised by celebrity chef James Martin filmed as part of BBC One's Operation Hospital Food (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - February 28, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Have you nominated your representative of the year?
Top prizes are up for grabs for the RCN Representative of the Year awards and we need your help to select the winners. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - February 27, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN pledges support for Mid Staffordshire members
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has pledged its continuing support to members at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust following the announcement by the Secretary of State for Health that the Trust is to be broken up. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - February 27, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NMC fee rise petition raises government response
The Department of Health has issued a written response to the online petition against the NMC fee rise, which has now attracted more than 10,000 signatures. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - February 27, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Daily Mail article claims refuted
The RCN has contested allegations put forward in The Daily Mail newspaper today. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - February 27, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Degree educated nurses can reduce hospital deaths
Research published today in the Lancet has found that the proportion of hospital nurses with a degree level education is associated with significantly fewer deaths after routine surgery. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - February 26, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Crowdsourcing First World War images
The Royal College of Nursing was the host for an event at which nursing history experts used their specialist knowledge to help build a better understanding of images of nursing from the First World War. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - February 26, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN ends LARC accreditation after faculty opens door to nurses
The Royal College of Nursing is to cease providing accredited qualifications for long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - February 26, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Staff survey highlights serious cracks in the NHS
A new survey of more than 200,000 NHS staff across England has revealed serious concerns about how the health care system is struggling to cope. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - February 25, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN Northern Region reacts to NHS Staff Survey 2013
RCN Northern region responds to the latest NHS staff survey. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - February 25, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Sexual health nurses invited to join RCOG
Membership to the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) is now open to nurses, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has announced Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - February 25, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Sexual health Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

RCN welcomes nurse membership of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has welcomed moves to allow nurses to become members of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH), part of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - February 25, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Guernsey nurse pay agreement reached
The Guernsey Nurses Negotiating Committee has reached agreement with the States of Guernsey over the pay settlement for nurses employed by the Health and Social Services Department. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - February 21, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Better care for people experiencing a mental health crisis
The RCN supports the new Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - February 18, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN backs community resuscitation plans for Northern Ireland
The Royal College of Nursing has welcomed the draft community resuscitation strategy for Northern Ireland, which is intended to significantly to increase the number of people with cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - February 17, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Welcoming our new nursing neighbour
The Queen's Nursing Institute has moved into separate facilities within the RCN headquarters in central London. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - February 14, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN issues warning over nurse training in capital
The Royal College of Nursing has called for an urgent review of the commissioning of training places for nurses in London as part of wider efforts to improve care in the capital. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - February 13, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

MPs back ban on smoking in cars with children
Last night MPs voted in favour of an amendment to the Children and Families Bill that will enable a ban on smoking in cars when children are present. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - February 12, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

London Health Commission
The Royal College of Nursing has responded today to the London Health Commission call for evidence on improving health care in the capital. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - February 11, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN welcomes action against female genital mutilation
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has welcomed the announcement of Government initiatives to prevent and tackle female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - February 8, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Live or work in the North East or Cumbria? Thinking of leaving the nursing profession?
Perhaps you are looking to a change of career, or are moving abroad. If so, we want to hear from you. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - February 8, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Possible NMC fee hike slammed by RCN
A possible rise in Nursing and Midwifery Council registration fees has been slammed by the Royal College of Nursing Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - February 5, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

An RCN reaction to the report on public health teams working in local authorities
A new report based on a survey of public health professionals working in local authorities found the majority believe health decisions are being made based on politics rather than evidence. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - February 3, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing's vital role in health research
The contribution of the nursing profession to health research in the UK was discussed by MPs today. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - February 3, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Care for offenders with learning disabilities
A new report shows a lack of adequate care in the criminal justice system for people with learning disabilities. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - January 30, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news