16 January 2013
14 06 2013
A new study has added to the wealth of evidence showing the value for patients of specialist nurses.
23 05 2013 | Frontline First team
The RCN has expressed serious concerns that patients in the UK, who could be cared for at home, face longer stays in hospital due to under-resourced community services. The number of District Nurses has fallen by 42 per cent over the last decade, according to official figures from the NHS Information Centre.
25 04 2013
At RCN Congress this week, an inspiring event highlighted the value of nurses evidencing the economic and clinical impact of nurse-led service innovation.
24 04 2013
Short sighted cuts to the nursing workforce are still taking place across the NHS despite being identified as an important factor in the catastrophic failings at Mid Staffordshire, according to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).
23 04 2013
A packed evening event at Congress heard about the incredible success in the RCN South West region against the now infamous pay cartel.
27 03 2013
Read Dr Peter Carter's piece in today's edition of The Mirror in response to Jeremy Hunt's comments yesterday about the need for more nurses
22 03 2013 | Jeannett Martin, Regional Director, RCN in the South West
The South West pay cartel has put a statement on their website saying that the work of the cartel has concluded. The campaign by the RCN and other unions has been successful in diverting the pay cartel from their original intention to implement local pay systems across the South West region.
22 03 2013
The Royal College of Nursing welcomes the statement from the South West Pay Terms and Conditions Consortium (South West pay cartel), which confirms that its work has concluded. Their final report recommends that trusts work to implement national pay, terms and conditions. South West trust boards are meeting during March and April to consider the pay cartel’s report and its recommendations.
11 03 2013
Improving the quality of life for patients with complex healthcare problems, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been just one of the many benefits realised by the introduction of an integrated respiratory service in the community, led by Alison Graham.
05 03 2013
The latest report issued by the South West pay, terms and conditions consortium (South West pay cartel) last week, sets out proposals for trust boards involved to consider in order to sustain long term viability. It takes into account latest national developments relating to NHS pay, terms and conditions, and the financial challenges for trusts.