Staffing and workload of most concern to Welsh nurses
Heavy workloads and decreasing staff levels topped the list of concerns for nurses in Wales last year, according to a survey by the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - January 27, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Retired Caribbean Nurses Gathering
All members of the RCN in London are warmly invited to the Inaugural Retired Caribbean Nurses Gathering. The event takes place on Saturday 22 March 2014 at The Vortex, Gillett Square, Hackney, London. N16 8AZ. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - January 24, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN disappointed by Lobbying Bill vote in House of Commons
MPs yesterday voted to remove amendments to the Lobbying Bill that had been supported by the RCN. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - January 24, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN reaction to CQC accountability hearing
The CQC is now better able to protect patients and the public, according to a senior committee of MPs. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - January 23, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN comments on waiting times report
The National Audit Office (NAO) has identified inconsistencies in the way trusts measure waiting time and errors in the time recorded. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - January 23, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS reforms must not hinder infection control progress
Fragmentation and restructuring of NHS services could harm progress in infection prevention and control, the Royal College of Nursing and Infection Prevention Society have warned. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - January 22, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Guide to improve dementia care launches in Parliament
Hazel Blears MP hosted the launch event for The Triangle of Care. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - January 21, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Government launches mental health action plan
The Government today launched its mental health action plan, outlining 25 areas for health and care services to take action which will make a difference to the lives of people with mental health conditions. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - January 21, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN responds to the Government's EU consultation
The RCN has responded to a Government consultation on EU competencies. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - January 20, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN joins forces with respiratory nurses
The Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS) and Royal College of Nursing (RCN) have provided joint evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Respiratory Health inquiry into respiratory deaths. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - January 15, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Is That Discrimination
The Royal College of Nursing has launched a major project called Is That Discrimination? and we are looking for members in London to get involved. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - January 15, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing England South Africa
RCN London member Elizabeth Anionwu has written a poignant article for the NHS Voices website about nursing in England and South Africa. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - January 14, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN forges link with nurse union in Zambia
The Royal College of Nursing has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Zambia Union of Nurses Organisation, marking the start of an official partnership. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - January 14, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Organisational culture must support staff to apologise when things go wrong
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today called for leadership across the NHS to create a culture where all staff know they can be open when mistakes are made. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - January 14, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN and ZUNO begin international partnership
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has today furthered its international work with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Zambia Union of Nurses Organisation (ZUNO) marking the start of an official partnership. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - January 13, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Have your say on revalidation
The RCN has today commented on a consultation on revalidation, launched by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - January 11, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN response to CQC report on Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals
The Royal College of Nursing today (8 January) responded to the latest report from the care regulator the Care Quality Commission into Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - January 11, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN members honoured by the Queen
A number of RCN members have been recognised by the Queen in the 2014 New Year Honours lists for their significant contribution to nursing and health care in the UK. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - January 7, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Extra funding for nurses at police stations
The Royal College of Nursing has welcomed the Government's announcement of extra funding for nurses and other health professionals working with the police and courts. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - January 4, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Showcasing nursing in Zimbabwe
Susan Williams, RCN Senior International Adviser, tells us about a recent RCN event she attended, which showcased the highlights and challenges of nursing in Zimbabwe. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - January 2, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Thank you for inspiring us
Rosie Jewers, RCN Legal Officer, shares her highlight of 2013 - an inspiring message from a member she supported through an Nursing and Midwifery Council hearing. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - December 28, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Christmas message from Dr Peter Carter
Dr Peter Carter looks back on the lessons learnt from 2013 in a Christmas message to RCN members (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - December 24, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing and pharmaceutical leaders welcomed into RCGP
Dr Peter Carter, the Chief Executive & General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), and Helen Gordon, Chief Executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), have both been made honorary fellows of the Royal College of General Practitioners Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - December 23, 2013 Category: Practice Management Authors: lspringer Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick *** Featured Latest News Source Type: news

RCN support and advice available throughout the festive period
Across the Christmas period the RCN Direct Advice service can be contacted as usual seven days a week, from 8.30am to 8.30pm on 0345 772 6100. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - December 21, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCND advice available all year round
Across the Christmas period the RCN Direct Advice service can be contacted as usual seven days a week, from 8.30am to 8.30pm on 0345 772 6100. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - December 20, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN responds to the CQC report following its inspection of the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
RCN South West Regional Director Jeannett Martin and Regional Officer Julie Connolly respond to the CQC report on the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - December 20, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN responds to the CQC report following its inspection of the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Foundation Trust
RCN South West Regional Director Jeannett Martin and Regional Officer Julie Connolly respond to the CQC report on the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - December 19, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Tell us your views on restrictive practices
The Royal College of Nursing has been commissioned by the Department of Health to develop guidance for health professionals which would reduce the need for restrictive practices in health and adult social care. Restrictive practices refers to occasions where a patient or service user may be restrained or other physical intervention is needed. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - December 19, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN responds to increase in nursing training commissions
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today responded to Health Education England's Workforce Plan for England for 2014/15 which includes a 9% increase in adult nursing training commissions compared to 2013/14. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - December 18, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Safe Staffing Report 2013
The Royal College of Nursing in London are today publishing our Safe Staffing Report 2013. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - December 10, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Pension changes will cause uncertainty, RCN warns
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today expressed concern over the announcement that the rise of the state pension age to 68 would be brought forward. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - December 5, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN welcomes rise in flu vaccines among frontline staff
Almost a third more frontline NHS staff have had the flu vaccination this year, according to Public Health England. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - December 4, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN Deputy President visits Kent
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Deputy President Cecilia Anim attended a meeting of Kent nurses last Thursday (28 November), and had a discussion about the new project Nursing in tough times. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - December 4, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN support following Glasgow helicopter crash tragedy
Royal College of Nursing members and staff have expressed sympathy and support for everyone affected by the tragic helicopter crash that took place in Glasgow. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - December 2, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Dementia guide asks nurses to 'step in carer's shoes'
Hospital nurses caring for dementia patients must ensure carers are fully involved and supported, according to guidance published jointly by the Royal College of Nursing and the Carers Trust. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - November 29, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing Assistant Conference 2014
The Royal College of Nursing, in partnership with University College London Hospitals, is hosting a dedicated conference for nursing and health care assistants in January. The conference is open to all RCN members working as HCAs in London and the South East. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - November 28, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN calls for improved links with dementia carers
A guide to improve the care of people with dementia by ensuring support and involvement of their carers has been published by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and Carers Trust Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - November 27, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Care of older people Mental health Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Children and young people with diabetes
The Royal College of Nursing has published guidance on the care of diabetes in young people for specialist nurses. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 26, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

RPS and RCN Chief Executives receive Honorary Fellowships from RCGP
Helen Gordon, Chief Executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and Dr Peter Carter, the Chief Executive & General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), have both been made honorary fellows of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).   P (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - November 25, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Dr Peter Carter awarded honorary fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Dr Peter Carter, the Chief Executive & General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, has been made an honorary fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 23, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing Standard Nurse Awards are open for entries
Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the awards are open to nurses, midwives and health visitors registered to practice across the UK, as well as nursing students and health care support workers. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 22, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Government Francis report response just 'a start' for RCN
The government’s announcement that 3,700 extra nurses will be hired in the wake of the Francis report does not go far enough, according to the Royal College of Nursing Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - November 20, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

RCN marks European Antibiotic Awareness Day
To help mark European Antibiotic Awareness Day the RCN is urging nursing staff to think about how they can help to raise better awareness of antimicrobial resistance and health care associated infections and help reduce them. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 19, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN questions proposed law on 'wilful neglect'
The Royal College of Nursing has today commented on a Government announcement that doctors and nurses found guilty of 'wilful neglect' could face a prison sentence. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 16, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Infection control concerns highlighted by RCN and IPS
The RCN and the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) are working together to highlight concerns over ongoing infection prevention and control arrangements in England. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 15, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Tackling type 2 diabetes for World Diabetes Day
As the RCN marks World Diabetes Day 2014, RCN Nursing Advisor Amanda Cheesley tells us about her recent presentation at the Future of diabetes care summit. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 14, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

'Hidden workforce crisis' in nursing
NHS trusts trying to recruit more nurses in the wake of the Mid Staffs scandal may struggle, says the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Independent cancer probe questioned
The Royal College of Nursing questions the independence of an inquiry commissioned by a hospital into its cancer waiting times. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Final Council elections of 2013 underway
Elections for the final three seats on the RCN Council to be elected in 2013 are now underway. Candidates are being chosen to represent RCN students, health practitioners and south west members on the RCN Council. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 10, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Barts Health Update 4
This is the fourth in a series of updates for RCN members employed by Barts Health NHS Trust. Last Friday Barts Health announced the results of the workforce consultation which has been underway since July. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - November 5, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news