11 04 2015

The fragile frontline: fewer nurses providing more care

In its final Frontline First report before the 2015 General Election, the RCN analyses the effect that the Coalition’s policies have had on nursing and nursing numbers.

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12 03 2015

Pressures impacting hospital care for older people in Scotland

Pressures on the health and social care system in Scotland are compromising fundamental standards of care for older people in hospital according to a new Frontline First briefing 'Amber warning: RCN briefing on care of older people in hospitals in Scotland'

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05 02 2015

The cost of short-term planning - £1bn on agency nurses in 2014/15

The RCN has published a new Frontline First report showing an unprecedented rise in the amount the NHS spends on agency nursing staff in England.

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23 11 2014

We are at risk of “turning back the clock” on mental health services

On the same day the RCN publishes its new report on mental health care in the UK, Dr Peter Carter speaks about the unprecedented strain mental health services are under and what needs to be done.

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11 11 2014

Andrea meets with her local MP about pay

RCN President Andrea Spyropoulos met with her local MP, Maria Eagle to discuss the Government’s rejection of the Independent Pay Review Body’s recommendation of a 1% pay rise for all NHS staff.

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13 10 2014

It’s health care, stupid

Dr Peter Carter rounds up the party conference season and the Liberal Democrat’s promises on mental health.

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03 10 2014

How much money would a Conservative Government invest in the NHS?

Dr Peter Carter gives an update on the Conservative Party Conference 2014, and the question on everyone’s lips - NHS funding

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23 07 2014

Local learning events - engaging with members

Maria Lewis, Assistant Officer - Regional Development, provides an overview of a local learning event which was followed by a branch meeting.

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18 06 2014

Andrea takes the stage – her final speech as RCN president

Andrea Spyropoulos, gave her final speech as RCN President to a packed auditorium at this year’s Congress.

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16 06 2014

Dr Carter set out the RCN’s vision to take on the fight for fair pay for nurses

Dr Peter Carter brought Congress to its feet in rapturous applause following his keynote speech at RCN Congress today (Monday 16 June).

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16 06 2014

What if…? We all stand together

Congress delegates took part in a protest on Monday 16 June to speak out against unfair pay in the NHS.

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09 06 2014

Day of action: round up

Thank you for helping to make the Day of action a great success – here’s what you got up to!

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21 05 2014 | Royal College of Nursing

Day of action on pay

On Thursday 5 June there'll be protest events up and down the UK - find out what's going on in your area.

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17 04 2014

RCN member awarded more than £750,000 in damages

An RCN member left permanently disabled after a workplace injury was awarded more than £750,000 in damages.

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17 04 2014

Influencing Together – RCN Joint Reps Conference

The RCN’s Joint Representatives’ Conference saw members from across the UK come together to discuss how to successfully influence policy on pay, the working environment and workforce matters, and in turn how these impact in turn on the quality of patient care; both at EU level and in the workplace.

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11 03 2014

More than just a number - reckless policy draining NHS of experience

Today sees the launch of the Royal College of Nursing’s latest Frontline First report, revealing that a 'reckless policy' has left the NHS with almost 4,000 fewer senior nursing posts than 2010, draining valuable leadership, experience and specialist knowledge from the health service.

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10 03 2014

One last push…please make your voice heard for nursing staff

In two weeks’ time, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) will meet to discuss potential fee rises for all nurses and midwives in the UK.

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03 03 2014

RCN activists work to shape future of nursing in Scotland

RCN activists from all over Scotland have met in Glasgow to participate in a two-day event entitled Influencing today, shaping tomorrow. The one hundred activists who attended were joined by Dr Peter Carter, the Chief Executive & General Secretary of the RCN, and Michael Brown, the Chair of RCN Council and Chair of the RCN Scotland Board. Together they discussed partnership working, the integration of health and social care, and the challenges facing the nursing workforce.

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12 12 2013

UK Stewards: represent your region

We currently have vacancies on the UK Stewards Committee for representatives from the South Eastern and London regions.

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02 12 2013

Ensuring nursing has a voice

The Government’s controversial ‘Lobbying Bill’ has been delayed in its passage through Parliament because of serious concerns raised by the Royal College of Nursing, as well as other trade unions, charities and campaign organisations.

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