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

congress round up 2015
RCN London had a successful Congress in Bournemouth this week, with several hundred members from the region in attendance. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - July 3, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

ghana registered nurses association
RCN London were pleased to welcome a delegation of senior Ghanaian nurses from the Ghana Registered Nurses Association on Wednesday 1 July. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - July 3, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS pension scheme changes in England and Wales
New arrangements came into force for the NHS Pension Scheme in April 2015. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 2, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN responds to CQC survey of children and young people
Dr Peter Carter has responded to the findings from the CQC survey of children and young people. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - July 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New guidance for the management of iron deficiency anaemia
The RCN has launched new guidance and a range of other resources to help nurses provide effective management for people with iron deficiency anaemia (IDA). (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 30, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN Award for South East Representative
South East Region Representative is recognised at RCN Awards. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - June 29, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

South East Region at the forefront of RCN Congress 2015
South East Region has a strong presence at RCN Congress 2015 (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - June 29, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New duty of candour guidance for nursing staff
Joint guidance from the General Medical Council (GMC) and Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), published today, sets out professional standards on what nursing staff in the UK should do if something goes wrong during patient care. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 29, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses' Day 2015 - South East Region celebrates!
Nurses' Day 2015 - South East Region celebrations (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - June 26, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN debate on strike action splits nursing opinion
Members of the Royal College of Nursing were divided today over whether they should take future strike action over issues such as wage increases, improved working conditions and to resist attacks on unsocial hours pay, following a wide-ranging debate. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - June 25, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Devon branch talk on dangers of sun damage
Devon branch members were treated to a free consultation and an informative presentation on skin cancer and sun damage at the last Devon branch meeting. Read more and view the presentation. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - June 25, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Patient safety is at risk, say learning disability nurses
A new RCN survey reveals learning disability nurses have serious concerns about the impact that cuts are having on the 1.5 million people living with a learning disability in the UK. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 25, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Cuts put learning disability patients at risk, warn nurses  
Learning disability nurses fear for the safety of their patients because of cuts to services, reveals a new survey by the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - June 25, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN finished last year in 'strong financial position'
The Royal College of Nursing made a surplus of over £10m last year but is still struggling to sort out its pension scheme deficit, according to the union’s latest financial report. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - June 24, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: Nurses save man’s life while at RCN congress
Three nurses from the North West attending the Royal College of Nursing Congress in Bournemouth have been credited with helping save a man’s life after he collapsed outside their hotel. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - June 24, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Community nurses warn of rising tide of abuse and assault
Almost half of nursing staff based in the community have suffered abuse during the last two years, according to a recent survey by the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - June 24, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hospitals have become 'places of terror', nurses warn
Royal College of Nursing issues warning as new research shows almost one in five posts in casualty is vacant - leaving shortfall of thousands across NHS (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - June 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Royal College of Nursing & place of terror Hospital Royal Sussex County Hospital RCN Source Type: news

National A&E crisis needs 'system-wide' solutions, warn nurses
A “whole system” approach is needed to tackle the issues behind the A&E crisis that took place this winter, and which saw patient safety compromised as hospitals struggled to deal with pressures, according to nurses at the Royal College of Nursing annual conference. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - June 23, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Terminally ill children let down by poor end-of-life care
Nurses from the Eastern region have expressed concerns about the standards of end-of-life care being given to children and young people (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - June 23, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN comments on The Lancet climate change report
The RCN has responded to the second Lancet Commission report on health and climate change. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 23, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses express concerns over use of recording equipment in care homes
Nurses from across the UK have backed up concerns raised by nursing staff in the Eastern region about the use of covert recording in care homes. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK - Regional News - June 23, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

'Ban worried relatives from filming the elderly in care homes,' argue nurses
The Royal College of Nursing argues the policy deters nurses from working in care homes. The shocking treatment of 92-year-old Bridget Rees (pictured) was captured on camera. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cameron dismisses RCN’s workforce warning
Prime minister David Cameron has claimed there is a “massive” nurse training programme underway, in response to concerns raised by the Royal College of Nursing about staffing levels. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - June 22, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Covert filming 'should be banned from care homes as spycams puts nurses off'
Head of Royal College of Nursing says covert filming leaves staff feeling like they are 'under microscope' and could drive them out of jobs (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - June 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Royal College of Nursing Care Quality Commission spy cameras covert filming CQC secret cameras RCN Source Type: news

Carter bows out with call for nurses to be more vocal
The outgoing leader of the Royal College of Nursing has used his keynote speech to highlight the key challenges facing nursing, while also urging nurses to “speak up” on issues that affect them. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - June 22, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN members joining new quality improvement initiative
RCN members have been selected to join the new Q initiative run by the Health Foundation and NHS England. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 22, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN members oppose covert filming in care homes
Members of the Royal College of Nursing have voted to oppose the use of covert video and audio surveillance in care homes. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - June 22, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Invest in senior nurses, RCN Scotland tells government
Senior decision-making nurses need to be better planned and resourced before seven-day NHS can happen, says The Royal College of Nursing Scotland Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - June 22, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

New overseas nurse rules will 'cause chaos' for NHS
Nurse recruitment will be under increasing strain in the coming years as new government rules that require overseas workers to earn a minimum salary come into effect, the Royal College of Nursing has claimed. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - June 22, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Invest in expert nurses to make seven day care a reality
A new RCN briefing has found expert nurse posts have been disproportionately lost in recent years, putting Government plans for 7 day care at risk. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 21, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

VIDEO: Concerns over cuts to senior nurses
Plans to create more seven-day services across the NHS in England are being put in jeopardy because of cuts to senior nurse posts, the Royal College of Nursing warns. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Loss of senior nurses threatens 'seven-day' service policy
The government’s ambition of a truly “seven-day” NHS is threatened by the loss of thousands of senior and advanced nurse posts in recent years, the Royal College of Nursing has warned. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - June 21, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN members join mass lobby of parliament on climate change
Today (June 17) a number of RCN members are joining a mass lobby of Parliament to call on politicians to commit to strong action on climate change. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - June 17, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Better training in asthma care called for by nurse leaders
Asthma training for nurses needs to be improved according to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS) Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - June 16, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: victoria vaughan Tags: Respiratory care Editor ' s pick Source Type: news

New network for lead nurses in Northern Ireland
The Royal College of Nursing has established a new network for lead nurses in Northern Ireland. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - June 16, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news