Updated: Primary care plan is 'step in right direction'
Nursing organisations have largely welcomed NHS England’s proposals on the future of primary care, with the Royal College of Nursing describing them as an “acknowledgment” of the importance of practice nurses. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 21, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Primary care plan is 'step in right direction'
Nursing organisations have largely welcomed NHS England’s proposals on the future of primary care, with the Royal College of Nursing describing them as an “acknowledgment” of the importance of practice nurses. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 21, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Primary care plan is 'step in right direction', says RCN
The Royal College of Nursing has described NHS England’s proposals on the future of primary care as a “welcomed acknowledgment” of the importance of practice nurses. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 21, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN reveals shortlist for ‘care on camera’ competition
The Royal College of Nursing has announced the shortlist for its Care on Camera photography competition, which forms part of its centenary celebrations. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 18, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Blog: RCN president Cecilia Anim looks back on 100 years of nursing
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is now 100 years old and it’s quite mind-boggling how much has changed since 1916 – especially when it comes to women Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Kerrie Schofield Tags: Professional Editor ' s pick Source Type: news

Investment in Welsh primary care welcomed by RCN
The Royal College of Nursing has welcomed a £43m investment over the next year into improving access to primary care in Wales and moving services into community settings. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 7, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Staff increases 'insignificant', warns BMA
Modest increases in NHS staffing levels are ‘insignificant’ and go no way towards addressing the vast challenges facing the health service, according to the BMA. The warning comes after a report published by the HSCIC (Health and Social Care Information Centre) showed a 1.8 per cent rise in overall numbers of FTE (full-time-equivalent) staff working in the NHS in the period ending 30 September 2015, compared to the same period the previous year. BMA council chair Mark Porter (pictured) said that the increase, which translates to an additional 18,300 across the whole health service, would not begin to address th...
Source: BMA News - March 31, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RPS and RCN publish joint report
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal College of Nursing have jointly published a report on“Nurses, pharmacists and patient pathways; working together across primary and community care (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - March 30, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RPS and RCN publish joint report
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal College of Nursing have jointly published a report on “Nurses, pharmacists and patient pathways; working together across primary and community care”.  We know that nurses and pharmacists have complementary skills and are able to work (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - March 30, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Royal College of Nursing celebrates 100th birthday
The Royal College of Nursing celebrated its 100th anniversary on Easter Sunday. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 29, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN warns of danger of new role substituting nurses
The Royal College of Nursing has warned that the proposed new nursing associate role must not be used as a substitute for registered nurses. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 21, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCN reaffirms danger of new role substituting nurses
The Royal College of Nursing has warned that the proposed new nursing associate role must not be used as a substitute for registered nurses. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 18, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

E-cigarette ban failure 'bitterly disappointing'
  A ban on e-cigarettes in public places in Wales has failed to be passed, in a move branded 'bitterly disappointing' by doctors leaders. Welsh Assembly members have failed to enact the Public Health (Wales) Bill, a major piece of legislation that would have seen e-cigarettes banned from schools, public transport and from places where food is sold, as well as a raft of other measures. The bill had been expected to pass with the support of some Plaid AMs, but the party decided to vote against it at the last minute. It was the final day for the bill to be considered by the Assembly before the election. BMA Cymru Wales...
Source: BMA News - March 17, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCN suggests new nurse education model for Wales
Nurses would find it easier to train in more than one field of nursing, under proposals for the future of nurse education set out by the Royal College of Nursing in Wales. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 17, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Public health nursing
This document has been published by The Royal College of Nursing, it presents the findings from a project to assess the value and contribution that nurses make to public health, in particular: the role of nursing and midwifery staff in public health; how nursing roles are valued; what and where the gaps are in nursing knowledge and education in relation to public health; and how nurses and other public health practitioners consider these gaps should be addressed. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BMA Q and A: FGM, resuscitation and armed conflict
BMA medical ethics committee chair John Chisholm answers your questions It was the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM (female genital mutilation) this month. What role do doctors have in eradicating this practice? Doctors have a vital role in preventing FGM and in addressing the physical and psychological needs of women and girls who have undergone FGM. New measures were introduced last year aimed at stopping the practice, including a statutory duty to report known FGM in under-18s in England and Wales, with which doctors need to be familiar. A helpful e-learning tool was also developed covering communication ski...
Source: BMA News - March 4, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCN: Public health nurses need to value themselves more
Public health nursing has a vital role and skills to offer that can go unrecognised by leaders and even themselves, the Royal College of Nursing said, in light of new research Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - March 2, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Professional Lifestyle Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

New website to share public health nursing schemes
Nurses are being encouraged to share successful public health schemes they have been involved with through a new website launched by the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 2, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Air pollution is a threat to everyone, warns RCN
Air pollution, for example from coal fires or car fumes, is a threat to everyone in England, the Royal College of Nursing has warned Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - February 22, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Children ' s health Men Smoking cessation Women Care of older people Baby Care Cancer Cardiology Professional Respiratory care Lifestyle Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Scotland’s National Clinical Strategy released
Scotland’s National Clinical Strategy has been released today by the government, and is deemed “bold” by the Royal College of Nursing Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - February 17, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Children ' s health Men Women Care of older people Professional Editor s pick Source Type: news

RCN Students protest against bursary cut
RCN Students protest against government plans to scrap student bursaries. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - December 4, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN contributes to new health care sustainability report
RCN contributes to a report helping health system identify new ways to meet the urgent sustainability challenge. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - December 4, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN responds to report on patient satisfaction and non-UK educated nurses
RCN response to a new report suggesting a link between lower patient satisfaction and non-UK educated nurses. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - December 3, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN: Authorities must urgently address workforce integration
Authorities in Scotland need to plan for the integration of the health and social care workforce as a “matter of urgency”, Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Scotland director, Theresa Fyffe, said today Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - December 2, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

RCN responds to the Autumn Statement and Spending Review
RCN comment on the Autumn Statement and Spending Review which outlined new funding for the NHS and changes to nurse training. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 25, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses had 9.6% pay cut in last 9 years, research suggests
From 2008 to 2014 nurses real-time earnings fell by 9.6%, the Royal College of Nursing suggests Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - November 23, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Trade Union Bill Q&A
What you need to know about the Government's proposed legislation (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 18, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing Counts - Fighting for fair pay and conditions for nursing staff
Campaign to highlight the disparity between nursing pay and the responsibilities, technical skill and long hours required to do the job. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 18, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Majority of public believe UK can afford to pay nurses more
A majority of Britons believe the UK can afford to improve nurses pay, despite Government claims to the contrary, according to a new survey. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 18, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN members warned about contract changes
The RCN is concerned about an increasing number of NHS trusts that are asking nurses to volunteer to work overtime at basic rates of pay. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN Council election results
Following the close of voting in the RCN Council elections we are pleased to announce the members who have been duly elected and will take up office on 1 January 2016. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN responds to National Audit of Intermediate Care
Today the National Audit of Intermediate Care (NAIC) publishes its 2015 report, which has been produced with the help of the RCN. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New RCN project commemorates military nurses on Remembrance Sunday
The RCN is launching a new project commemorating the immense contribution of nursing staff to the British military. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 10, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Quarter of new parents "too afraid" to seek mental health help
More than one in four new parents (26%) said that they didn’t receive mental health help because they were "too afraid" to seek it, according to a Royal College of Nursing survey released today Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - November 9, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Kerrie Schofield Tags: Women ' s health Baby Care Mental health Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

South East nurses call for council public health cuts to be dropped from the spending review
Press release from the South East region on public sector cuts (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - November 9, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New RCN project celebrates military nurses on Remembrance Sunday
The RCN is launching a new project celebrating the immense contribution of nursing staff to the British military. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 9, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN members to meet with MPs
The RCN believes clauses 12 and 13 seek to solve a problem that does not exist and should be rejected. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 2, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Health care professionals required to report FGM to the police
From Saturday 31 October, healthcare professionals will be required by law to alert the police if they treat a girl under 18 who has had FGM. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - October 31, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN welcomes clarity on revalidation
RCN responds to a letter by Chief Nursing Officer Jane Cummings. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - October 30, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

carols 2015
RCN President Cecilia Anim is hosting a carol service at Cavendish Square on Wednesday 2 December 2015. The event will be supported by a local community choir. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - October 30, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN responds to National Transformation Plan
RCN response to the publication of the National Transformation Plan, which allows for more community based services for people with learning disabilities and autism. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - October 30, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN calls for improved services for children in care
The RCN is calling for all CCGs to employ full-time Designated Nurses for Looked After Children. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - October 30, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN calls for full-time nurses for ‘looked after children’
The Royal College of Nursing has issued a new position statement calling for improved services for children in care. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - October 30, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN Remembrance Ceremony
A service to honour the sacrifice made by nurses and other defence medical services personnel killed or wounded caring for victims of conflict. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - October 28, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Every Child a Lifesaver - RCN supports new campaign
The RCN is supporting Every Child a Lifesaver, a campaign to make first aid compulsory in all state-funded secondary schools. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - October 28, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN response to possible revalidation delay
The RCN has today responded to reports that the implementation of NMC revalidation in England may be delayed due to financial constraints. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - October 27, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

International conference to celebrate nursing
Save the date and submit an abstract for the special conference next year. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - October 26, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Help shape the Congress debate
Submissions are now being invited for agenda items at RCN Congress 2016. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - October 26, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN member wins Mary Seacole Award
Judith Ormrod, nursing lecturer at the University of Manchester, has won a Mary Seacole Development Award. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - October 23, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news