RCN brands migrant healthcare fee plan 'unconvincing'
Royal College of Nursing has expressed concerns over government proposals to change rules that entitle migrants in England to free healthcare. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - August 30, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Statement from the RCN Northern Region
The RCN Northern Region has issued a statement on the results of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, received from NHS trusts across the North East and Cumbria. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - August 28, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN celebrates nearly 40 years of service from Sue Matthews
At the end of August Sue retires, and her career was recently celebrated with RCN with colleagues in the Regional Office. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - August 23, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Decline in nurse numbers undermines patient care
The Royal College of Nursing has expressed concern at the latest NHS workforce figures released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre, which show that 5,000 nursing posts have been lost since 2010. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - August 22, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN Northern region publishes snapshot on state of the NHS across the North East and Cumbria
Changes to bed numbers, skills mix, staffing levels, redundancy payments, overtime payments, as well as the results of NHS service tenders, are all covered. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - August 22, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

South West joint union guidance for staff sides
, concerning pay progression, job evaluation and optimisers. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - August 19, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Modernised HIV laws will reduce stigmatisation
The Royal College of Nursing has welcomed the announcement that nursing staff with HIV will no longer be banned from carrying out medical procedures and home-testing kits for HIV will be regulated in the UK. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - August 17, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Barts Health Update 1
Barts Health NHS Trust is currently facing severe financial difficulties. We know there is pressure and uncertainty for everybody working at the trust. RCN will be working to keep members updated about the latest developments. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - August 17, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Branch AGM Dates 2013
The full dates have now been confirmed for the Annual General Meetings of each of the ten RCN branches in London region. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - August 15, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN Bulletin Jobs Fair 2013
The annual RCN Bulletin Jobs Fair is taking place on 10-11 September at the Business Design Centre on Upper Street in North London. The event and seminars are free to attend, and all RCN members are invited. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - August 14, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Practice Nurse and HCA Research Event
The RCN are hosting a research event on 25 September, which is open to members working as practice nurses or health care assistants in north, central or east London. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - August 14, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Mental Health Conference 2013
The RCN Mental Health Forum Conference takes place at RCN Head Office, Cavendish Square, on 25 October 2013. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - August 14, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Have you claimed your tax back?
A recent survey by the Nursing and Midwifery Council found that more than 75 per cent of nurses and midwives are not claiming tax relief on their annual registration fees. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - August 14, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Catch up with RCN Bulletin
The latest RCN Bulletin, the monthly magazine for members, is available online, packed with news, views and features. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 31, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Lewisham Judicial Review
RCN London have welcomed the decision by the High Court to rule against the downgrade of Lewisham A&E (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - July 31, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS England mandate consultation: have your say
The Royal College of Nursing is asking members to contribute to its response to the Government consultation on refreshing the NHS England mandate. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 30, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Tuesday 30 July
The future of NHS 111 service was thrown into doubt yesterday when NHS Direct, one of the largest providers, said it was pulling out of the phone line because of the time each call is taking to handle. NHS Direct initially won 11 of the 46 regional contracts for the service, covering 34% of the population. It said it could no longer afford to carry on with the urgent line after finding that calls took more than twice as long as predicted. No alternatives have yet been found for where NHS Direct runs the service, but health chiefs say they are optimistic that local ambulance trusts would be able to step in without patients ...
Source: Royal College of Nursing News Alert - July 30, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Saturday 27 - Monday 29 July
Managers of the 111 non-emergency phone line have said the service is unsafe for patients at weekends due to a lack of staff, according to an undercover television investigation. Channel 4's Dispatches programme, NHS Undercover, found the non-emergency 111 system had staff shortages, long waits for callers and in some cases ambulances were being called out unnecessarily. Two reporters posing as trainee call handlers secretly filmed at centres run by private health care company Harmoni, which has a third of the hotline contracts in England. Dispatches said the footage shot at the branches in Dorking in Surrey and Bristol re...
Source: Royal College of Nursing News Alert - July 29, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Apply now for leadership scholarship
Royal College of Nursing members are encouraged to apply for a Florence Nightingale Foundation bespoke leadership scholarship. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 27, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Cecilia Anim Bevan Award
RCN Deputy President Cecilia Anim was announced as the overall winner in the 2013 Bevan Prize (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - July 27, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Harrow Healthwatch
RCN members in Harrow are invited to join board of local Healthwatch (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - July 26, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Working Longer Survey
The NHS Trade Unions are conducting a survey of members to investigate your views about working longer in the NHS. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - July 26, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Friday 26 July
Two nurses from Stafford Hospital struck off by NMC A panel of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has ruled that Sharon Turner and Tracey-Ann White should be struck off the nursing register. They were found to have altered records in order to meet government targets. (Source: Royal College of Nursing News Alert)
Source: Royal College of Nursing News Alert - July 26, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN figures named most inspirational women in health care
RCN Diversity and Equalities Co-ordinator Wendy Irwin, and nursing student Molly Case have been named in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Inspirational Women in Healthcare list for 2013. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 22, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Working longer survey open
RCN members are being asked to feed into a survey on working longer, conducted jointly by the NHS trade unions. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 18, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN endorses Competency Framework for Adult Endocrine Nursing
We are delighted to announce that the Royal College of Nursing, the UK’s largest member organisation for nurses, has formally endorsed the Society for Endocrinology’s Competency Framework for Adult Endocrine Nursing. Recognising those nurses who are ‘experts’ in certain disease areas and ‘competent’ in others, the competency framework enables nurses, clinical managers and recruiters to identify their current level of practice and plan their career in a more structured way. The Competency Framework for Adult Endocrine Nursing addresses the need for a UK-wide standa...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 18, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

RCN publishes updated guidance on cervical screening
The RCN has published Cervical Screening: RCN Guidance for Good Practice. The updated publication sets cervical screening in context, considering issues such as professional accountability, consent and confidentiality. It goes through a consultation step by step, including preparing for the test, equipment required, environment and the examination itself. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 17, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN response to CQC report on Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals Trust
(Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - July 17, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN responds to Keogh review
The RCN has welcomed publication of the Keogh review, which investigated 14 hospital trusts with high mortality rates in England, reiterating calls for the introduction of mandatory staffing levels. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 16, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Report assaults to protect compensation claims
Royal College of Nursing members have been urged to report all assaults to the police. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 16, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN responds to outcome of Liverpool Care Pathway review
The Royal College of Nursing has today responded to the announcement that the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) is to be phased out over the next six to 12 months and replaced with a personalised end-of-life care plan for each individual patient. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 15, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Jersey members accept pay deal
The Royal College of Nursing has accepted the new Jersey pay offer after the majority of members voted in favour in the latest ballot. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 15, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN rejects Francis's call to split roles
The Royal College of Nursing has reiterated its opposition to splitting its union and professional roles. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 15, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Jersey nurses accept pay deal
Jersey nurses accept pay offer (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - July 15, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing staff ready for the digital revolution, reveals RCN survey
A Royal College of Nursing survey on eHealth has found that while nursing staff are ready for the digital revolution, more needs to be done to provide them with the right technology and training. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 13, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NI nursing workforce review and extra course funding
A series of nursing workforce reviews and extra funding for student places have been announced in Northern Ireland after concerns were raised by the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - July 12, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN responds to National Audit of Dementia
The RCN has responded to the second report of the National Audit of Dementia, outlining its support for specialist dementia nurses employed in all hospitals. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 12, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN publishes guidance on uniforms and work wear
The RCN has published updated guidance for nursing staff and their employers on selecting, wearing and decontaminating uniforms or other clothing worn when caring for patients. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 11, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN launches termination of pregnancy framework
The Royal College of Nursing has published updated guidance on the termination of pregnancy. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 8, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN launches abortion guidance
Guidance on the termination of pregnancy has been launched by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - July 8, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Women ' s health Sexual health Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

RCN welcomes NHS mandate refresh
The Royal College of Nursing has said the NHS has to be radical to keep patients healthy for as long as possible. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 5, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN supports launch of 6Cs Live!
The RCN is proud to be working in partnership with NHS England to support the launch of the 6Cs Live! Communication Hub. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 5, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN: concern over rise in suicides at home
The Royal College of Nursing has expressed concern about a considerable rise in the number of suicides among people with mental health needs being treated at home. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 4, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN warns of further fragmentation of NHS 111
The RCN has warned of further fragmentation of NHS 111 after NHS Direct announced its withdrawal from providing services in Cornwall and North Essex. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 4, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN Bulletin out today
The July issue of RCN Bulletin, the monthly magazine for members, is published today, packed with news, views and features. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 3, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN celebrates 65 years of the NHS
The Royal College of Nursing is hosting a special Twitter chat at 12.45pm on Tuesday 2 July to celebrate 65 years of the NHS. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 2, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Mary Seacole Comedy Fundraiser July 2013
"Laugh with Mary", an evening of comedy and food, will take place on Sunday 14 July at Brixton Jamm. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - June 29, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing workforce 'crisis' faces Grampian, warns RCN
The nursing workforce in north east Scotland is facing a “looming crisis”, due to difficulties filling vacancies, the Royal College of Nursing has claimed. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - June 28, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN: patient safety must be at heart of NHS
The Royal College of Nursing has said greater openness and transparency in the NHS is vital for patient safety. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 25, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

No consistency in children's services say RCN
There is a lack of consistency and availability among community children’s services in England, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) claims. Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - June 24, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: abrewerton Tags: Children ' s health Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news