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.
04 10 2013
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.
18 09 2013
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.
03 09 2013 | Frontline First team
Barts Health NHS Trust has now published its workforce efficiency consultation following its decision to put itself into financial turnaround in July. The consultation covers the trust’s nursing, management and administrative workforce.
03 09 2013 | Frontline First team
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy are calling for urgent amends to the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill, which places unwarranted restrictions on organisations seeking to legitimately campaign in the run-up to a general election.
22 08 2013
The RCN Northern Region today published its analysis of the results of a wide range of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, charting changes to a wide range of NHS services across trusts from around the North East and Cumbria.
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06 08 2013
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today responded to the publication of Don Berwick’s review of patient safety within the NHS.
01 08 2013 | Frontline First team
The RCN is seeking the experiences of members working for the NHS in England regarding Agenda for Change, and any attempts made by employers locally to undermine the national agreement.
16 07 2013 | Frontline First team
The RCN has welcomed the Keogh review and its clear emphasis on the need to get NHS care right for everyone. As rightly highlighted today, unsafe staffing levels were a clear contributing factor in failures of care of those Trusts included in the review. Today the RCN has re-iterated its call for clearer, stand-out indicators that include mandatory staffing levels and a supportive, transparent culture, monitored closely by senior management, to ensure quality care. The RCN’s members contributed vital frontline experience to the Keogh review team and the RCN is now calling for the review’s recommendations to be implemented as a matter of urgency.
12 07 2013
Sunday (14) is Disability Awareness Day. Do you know about the support available to RCN members who are either carers, or have a disability themselves?
05 07 2013
An innovative and empowering seminar saw health care staff from a range of settings come together to discuss the importance of demonstrating the impact and economic value of the work they do.