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

Minimum nursing levels set out
Minimum staffing levels of registered nurses caring for babies, children and young people have been set out by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). You must sign in to continue reading this article 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 Professional Editor s pick Featured Articles Latest News Source Type: news

Safe staffing levels for children's nursing benchmarked by RCN
Minimum staffing levels deemed essential for delivering safe care to children and young people have been set by the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - June 24, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Protect health visitors in law, says RCN
A campaign to safeguard Scotland’s health visiting service has been launched by the Royal College of Nursing Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - June 21, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Children ' s health Professional Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Last chance to register to receive 2014 diary
There are just a few days left for RCN members to register to receive their RCN 2014 pocket diary. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 20, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New NHS mileage reimbursement rates
A new system for reimbursing staff for the extra costs of using their vehicles for NHS business will be introduced from 1 July. As costs rise or fall, the change will be reflected in the new rate. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 20, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN welcomes urgent and emergency care review
The Royal College of Nursing has welcomed the publication of the first draft of the National Review of Urgent and Emergency Care by NHS England. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 17, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN calls for minimum unit pricing for alcohol
The Royal college of Nursing has called for the Government to prioritise minimum unit pricing. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 16, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Jersey pay agreement reached
Full details to be released next week (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - June 16, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN: avoid a fragmented health service
A fragmented health service where services are removed from hospitals before being properly replaced by community care must be avoided, the Royal College of Nursing has said. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 7, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

A&E delays dangerous, says RCN
The Royal College of Nursing has said that delays in accident and emergency departments (A&E) are dangerous and cause unnecessary distress to patients at an already stressful time. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 4, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN: prioritise integrated care
Empowering staff to work together and deliver care closer to home will mean the NHS can improve patient care in the long term, the Royal College of Nursing has said. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 3, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Catch up with RCN Bulletin
The latest RCN Bulletin is now available to read online. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 2, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Independent Sector celebrates Nurses' Day
RCN cake for nursing staff in hospices and care homes (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - June 2, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Friday 31 May
GPs can no longer deliver safe care because they are too overstretched, according to Dr Clare Gerada, chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Dr Clare Gerada claimed that family doctors were seeing up to 70 patients in one day and were unable to look after patients "in the way that they want". (Source: Royal College of Nursing News Alert)
Source: Royal College of Nursing News Alert - May 31, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Register now to receive 2014 diary
There is just one month left for RCN members to register to receive their RCN 2014 pocket diary. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - May 30, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Thursday 30 May
The number of ambulances being turned away from accident and emergency departments because hospitals are full has risen by a quarter in the last year, according to figures by the House of Commons library. The data disclosed that there were 357 occasions when emergency ambulances were diverted to other hospitals because there was no room at A&E in 2012-13. This was up from 287 in 2011-12. The figures, released to Labour, represent the latest evidence that hospital A&E departments are struggling to cope. (Source: Royal College of Nursing News Alert)
Source: Royal College of Nursing News Alert - May 30, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Applications open for travelling fellowships
Each year the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust awards over 120 travelling fellowships to British citizens. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - May 29, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Noticeboard makeover contest - win shopping vouchers
Jazz up your tired old work noticeboard to win (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - May 29, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

HCAs book now for free mini conference in Brighton
Talks on dementia care, accountability and safe delegation and building healthy relationships in the workplace. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - May 29, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New Members for London Board
Update on RCN London Board including newly elected members (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - May 29, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN comments on proposed NMC changes
The Royal College of Nursing has commented on proposed changes to the fitness to practise process used by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - May 24, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

London Assembly Review of Diabetes Care
Call for evidence from RCN members to contribute to the London Assembly's review of diabetes care (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - May 24, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses Day London Photo Gallery
Photo Gallery of 2013 London Nurses' Day events (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - May 24, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

18 May NHS Demo - Photo Gallery
Photo gallery of RCN members at 18 May NHS rally (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - May 24, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN: drop in district nurses piles pressure on overstretched hospitals
The Royal College of Nursing has expressed concern that patients are facing longer hospital stays due to under-resourced community services. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - May 23, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Awarding excellence and dedication
Do you know someone who has made an exceptional contribution to the advancement of nursing or to the work of the RCN? (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - May 23, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

VIDEO: Lack of district nurses 'adds stress'
The Royal College of Nursing has said that a fall in the number of NHS district nurses is causing needless suffering for patients and is leading to pressure on casualty departments and ambulance services. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Majority of NHS professionals do not think that quality of care is treated as a priority in the NHS
23 May 2013 Almost three-quarters (73 per cent) of NHS professionals do not think that quality of care in the NHS is given enough priority, says a survey published today in a new report on patient-centred leadership by The King's Fund. The survey, which took place after the publication of Robert Francis's report, also found that 40 per cent thought that the quality of leadership in the NHS as a whole was poor or very poor, in contrast to 11 per cent in their own service or team.When asked what the biggest barrier to increasing quality of care was, 40 per cent of NHS professionals said 'time and/or res...
Source: The King's Fund - Press - May 23, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nurses Day 2013 - London Events Round Up
Details of Nurses' Day events in London region (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - May 22, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN welcomes new patient care technology fund
The Royal College of Nursing has welcomed a new government initiative, designed to reward NHS hospitals that develop their technology plans collaboratively, and from the ground up. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - May 17, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN services: weekend disruption
Due to planned technical maintenance taking place this weekend, some RCN services will not be available between 6pm on Friday 17 May and noon on Saturday 18 May. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - May 17, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New resource to help navigate the new NHS
The Royal College of Nursing has developed online information to help members navigate the new structure of the NHS in England. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - May 15, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Mary Seacole Commemoration Event
Write up of Mary Seacole event (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - May 15, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Wednesday 15 May
One in five accident and emergency units relies entirely on junior doctors at evenings and weekends, according to a report by the College of Emergency Medicine. The study of more than 130 casualty units said that NHS departments were struggling to provide safe care, with doctors working in "intolerable" environments that place patients at risk. In some cases, gaps at evenings and weekends were filled by "middle-grade" doctors, those who have finished basic training but are still learning specialist skills and have yet to qualify as a consultant. However, at one in five A&E units, junior doctors fres...
Source: Royal College of Nursing News Alert - May 15, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN to evaluate pilots on pre-degree care experience
The RCN is to form part of a national steering group evaluating a pilot scheme for nursing students to spend time working as health care assistants (HCAs) before taking up their degree. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - May 14, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news