16 January 2013
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.
27 02 2013 | Frontline First team
The Royal College of Nursing has described an agreement to amend the Agenda for Change (AfC) contract in England as the "most effective way" to protect it as a national pay and rewards system. Dr Peter Carter, RCN Chief Executive & General Secretary, said the present political and economic climate was taken into account and pragmatic action has been taken for the benefit of NHS staff, RCN members and ultimately, patients.
25 02 2013 | Patricia Marquis, RCN Regional Director, South East Region
What a brilliant day! On Saturday I joined more than 500 nurses, midwives, health care assistants, their families and friends as we marched through the streets of St Helier, Jersey. We were marching because after more than a year of stalled negotiations and broken promises we finally received a pay offer that members then rejected.