New regional director for the Northern region
Sarah Dodsworth has joined the RCN Northern region a regional director on a six-month secondment from RCN South East. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - September 22, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN Wales calls for staffing to be a priority
Protecting safe nursing staffing levels must be the first priority for the next Welsh government, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in Wales has said Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - September 22, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

RCN launches framework to improve care for liver disease patients
The Royal College of Nursing has launched a revised competence framework to help improve nursing care for people with liver disease. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 22, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCN launches framework to improve care for liver disease patients
The RCN has launched a revised competence framework to help improve nursing care for people with liver disease. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - September 18, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN launches updated care framework for liver disease
The Royal College of Nursing has launched a revised competence framework designed to help improve nursing care for people with liver disease. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - September 18, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Minimum wage increase imminent
Some RCN members will be affected by upcoming changes to the National Minimum Wage. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - September 15, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

On the radar - tackling alcohol dependency
A pioneering nurse-led service is helping patients tackle alcohol dependency. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - September 14, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Important changes to rules on lapsed NMC registration
The NMC is making important changes to how it manages your registration, also known as annual retention. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - September 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

board meeting sept 15
The RCN London Board met at the regional office on 8 September 2015. The day included discussion of the RCN centenary programme, the NHS Five Year Forward View and how the NHS Urgent and Emergency Care Review will impact on members in London, as well as plans for the Autumn of Learning programme of events which are being launched this week. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - September 9, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

nnauk dinner 2015
The Nepalese Nursing Association UK held their annual dinner on 5 September. Royal College of Nursing London Board Chair Ian Norris represented the RCN at the event. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - September 9, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Important changes to lapsed NMC registration
The NMC is making important changes to how it manages your registration, also known as annual retention. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - September 4, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Scottish staffing issues hidden behind sound bites, says RCN
There has been an increase of 4.2% (5,506.8 WTE) in the total NHS Scotland workforce since June 2011, however a Royal College of Nursing Scotland chief argued this is outstripped by current demands Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - September 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Managing pain - new RCN guidance
The RCN has launched a new knowledge and skills framework for all nursing staff involved in the assessment and management of pain. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - September 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Vote for your South West Council member
Two South West members are standing for election to one place on RCN Council: Victoria Brotherton and Margaret North. Ballot papers will be sent out with the October issue of RCN Bulletin and voting closes on 9 November. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - August 28, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

School nurses essential to solve child health crisis
The RCN is warning of an escalating health crisis among children and young people because of insufficient investment in school nursing. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - August 24, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Fewer school nurses caring for rising number of pupils
An escalating health crisis is developing among children and young people because of insufficient investment in school nursing, Royal College of Nursing has claimed. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - August 24, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN: School nurse cuts mean health crisis for youth and children "will escalate"
Insufficient investment in school nursing will escalate the health crisis among young people and children, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) warned today Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - August 24, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Child Nutrition Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Mountain climb to support nurses in need
RCN and RCN Foundation explorers set off for Alberta, Canada. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - August 22, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN Council Election Candidates Announced
The candidates standing in the RCN Council elections have been announced and their election profiles are now available to view. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - August 21, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Executive nurse group warns about immigration rules threat
Senior nurses from the Royal College of Nursing are seeking to ratchet up pressure on the government regarding the threat to safe staffing posed by new immigration rules. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - August 21, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Executive Nurse Network letter to The Times
In a letter published in The Times today, Irene Gray has warned about the impact changes to immigration rules will have on patient care. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - August 21, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses could 'walk away' from NHS over pay restraint
Nurses could ‘walk away’ from the NHS in the face of four more years of pay restraint, the new chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing has told HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 20, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Elderly care in rural Scotland 'needs more funding and nurses'
The NHS is failing to shift resources to community settings in Scotland fast enough to deal with the increasing number of older people living in rural areas, according to a report by the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - August 18, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New RCN chief ‘frustrated’ by those who look to nursing past
Nursing should stop looking backwards and embrace the future as a degree-only entry profession, according to the new chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - August 17, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN responds to Migration Advisory Committee comments on monthly visa cap
The RCN has welcomed comments from the Migration Advisory Committee highlighting the impact that reaching the monthly cap on Tier 2 visas is having on the delivery of public services. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - August 13, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The Mary Seacole Award Steering Group needs you!
The Mary Seacole Award Steering Group (MSASG) is looking for an Educationalist to join the group on a voluntary basis. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - August 12, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

London 'will suffer most' from £200m public health cuts
The Royal College of Nursing has criticised the government’s proposal to apply a blanket 6.2% reduction to all local councils to achieve £200m public health savings next year, warning it would disproportionately hit residents in the capital. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - August 12, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN agrees deal with BMI over unsocial hours pay
The Royal College of Nursing has said it has secured a deal with the private provider BMI Healthcare for better unsocial hours weekend rates for clinical staff. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - August 10, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN claims victory on unsocial hours pay for BMI Healthcare employees
The Royal College of Nursing has said that it has secured a deal with the private provider BMI Healthcare for better unsocial hours weekend rates for clinical staff. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 7, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Staffing will remain key challenge, warns Carter
The NHS is going to be dependent on overseas nurses for “many years to come” if it is to ride out the current workforce crisis, the outgoing leader of the Royal College of Nursing has warned. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - August 5, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New chief exec takes over at Royal College of Nursing
Janet Davies has started her new role as chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing with a pledge to make it an “even louder voice for nursing than it already is”. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - August 3, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Janet Davies takes over as RCN Chief Executive and General Secretary
Janet Davies has started her new role as RCN Chief Executive and General Secretary with a promise to support members and put their voices first. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - August 3, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Royal College of Nursing appoints new leader
Chief executive Janet Davies promises to give nurses more support and a stronger voiceRelated items from OnMedicaNurses launch campaign to highlight unpaid overtimePublic believe many more nurses needed for safe careNHS spend on agency nurses rises 150%New immigration rules will deepen nurse shortage and cost NHS millionsWorkforce shortages threaten delivery of NHS Five Year Forward View (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 3, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

rupa huq
RCN London staff met this week with Rupa Huq, the new Member of Parliament for Ealing Central and Acton, to discuss our work in the region. The RCN has been in touch with newly elected MPs from all political parties to offer introductory meetings to explain more about the political issues currently facing nurses and nursing. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - July 31, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Could you be an RCN Council Member?
It's not too late to put yourself forward for the RCN Council elections. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 31, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Funding announced to extend ChatHealth messaging service across the UK
The RCN is welcoming a scheme to give young people nursing support through text messaging. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 29, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Behind the screen
Personal tragedy led one nurse to look for new ways to use her skills. Daniel Allen hears how her screening clinic came about. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 29, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing at the coalface
Retired RCN member Joan Hart talks to Lynne Pearce about her career as a pit nurse working in the Yorkshire coalmines. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 29, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN President leads goodbyes to Dr Peter Carter
Cecilia Anim, RCN President, comments on Dr Peter Carter stepping down as RCN Chief Executive and General Secretary. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 29, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN leader writes to MPs over new immigration rules
The leader of the Royal College of Nursing has written to MPs urging them to put pressure on the government to reverse a decision that could force overseas nurses to leave the UK. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - July 29, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Advanced nursing roles ‘crucial to NHS sustainability’
Senior nurses working at an advanced level of practice are crucial to the future sustainability of the health service in Scotland, according to a report from the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - July 21, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

To sustain NHS senior nurses must be empowered, RCN says
Senior nurses working at an advanced level need to be empowered in order to make necessary changes in the health service, a report from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Scotland claimed today Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - July 21, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Professional Latest News Source Type: news

RCN responds to Healthwatch England report on hospital discharge
The RCN has responded to a report released today by Healthwatch England which highlights some of the problems in the hospital discharge process, as well as some examples of good practice. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 21, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The Royal College of Nursing response to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) evaluation of the revalidation pilots
This response is the result of a consultation with RCN members and sets out a number of areas on which the RCN feel that the NMC must urgently provide clarity, in order to instil confidence in the nursing workforce and indeed the wider healthcare system that current proposals will be effective. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 15, 2015 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

RCN response to NMC Revalidation Pilot
The RCN has today submitted its response to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), outlining the RCN position on the NMC revalidation pilot. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 10, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Final push for Mary Seacole Memorial Statue
A campaign to erect the first statue of Crimean War heroine Mary Seacole is approaching its final stages. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 10, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NICE to publish guidance on safe staffing levels for A&E departments
Following intense pressure from the RCN, including a near unanimous vote at Congress to oppose the halt to NICE's work on safe staffing, NICE have confirmed it will still publish its work on recommended nurse staffing levels for accident and emergency departments. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 10, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

“The stakes are extremely high” in upcoming Budget, says RCN
The entire care system could suffer if there are cuts in the upcoming Budget, led by short-term decision making, the Royal College of Nursing warned Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - July 6, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Alcohol and drugs Smoking cessation Obesity Lifestyle Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

hp conference 2015
RCN London is hosting its annual dedicated conference for Health Care Assistants, Nursing Assistants and Assistant Practitioners on Tuesday 15 September 2015. Registration is open now and you can sign up online today. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - July 3, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN issues warning against cuts ahead of Tory budget
The Royal College of Nursing has warned that proposed cuts to public health funding and short-term decision making risked “storing up” serious problems across the NHS, ahead of next week’s budget. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - July 3, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news