23 11 2014
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.
11 11 2014
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.
13 10 2014
Dr Peter Carter rounds up the party conference season and the Liberal Democrat’s promises on mental health.
03 10 2014
Dr Peter Carter gives an update on the Conservative Party Conference 2014, and the question on everyone’s lips - NHS funding
23 07 2014
Maria Lewis, Assistant Officer - Regional Development, provides an overview of a local learning event which was followed by a branch meeting.
18 06 2014
Andrea Spyropoulos, gave her final speech as RCN President to a packed auditorium at this year’s Congress.
16 06 2014
Dr Peter Carter brought Congress to its feet in rapturous applause following his keynote speech at RCN Congress today (Monday 16 June).
16 06 2014
Congress delegates took part in a protest on Monday 16 June to speak out against unfair pay in the NHS.
09 06 2014
Thank you for helping to make the Day of action a great success – here’s what you got up to!
21 05 2014 | Royal College of Nursing
On Thursday 5 June there'll be protest events up and down the UK - find out what's going on in your area.
17 04 2014
An RCN member left permanently disabled after a workplace injury was awarded more than £750,000 in damages.
17 04 2014
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.
11 03 2014
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.
10 03 2014
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.
03 03 2014
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.
12 12 2013
We currently have vacancies on the UK Stewards Committee for representatives from the South Eastern and London regions.
02 12 2013
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.
12 11 2013
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.
12 11 2013
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.
11 10 2013
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.