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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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12 11 2013

“I notice that nobody smiles at work here”

RCN member Beatrice Tremayne shares her thoughts on safe staffing following the launch of the RCN report Running the red light, which shows the true scale of understaffing in the NHS.

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12 11 2013

Running the red light: an RCN roadmap for safe nurse staffing in England

Dr Peter Carter, Chief Executive & General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) discusses the RCN roadmap for safe nurse staffing in England, following the launch of the RCN's report, Running the red light.

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11 10 2013

Members send clear messages about working longer

Members have been giving us vital insight into how they feel about working longer; and earlier this month the RCN used member feedback in an official response submitted to the NHS Working Longer Review’s call for evidence on this important subject.

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04 10 2013

Landmark victory for member facing deportation

The RCN Immigration Advice Service, in collaboration with RCN Legal Services, has helped win a landmark victory in the immigration courts for a health care assistant member under threat of deportation, following the new rules around minimum pay requirements.

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18 09 2013

RCN members’ feedback helps shape services

Urgent and emergency care has been in the headlines in the last few months, as it faces increasing pressures. Find out how RCN members have been feeding in to an exciting new series of events to provide support and solutions to staff working in these settings.

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