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Media centre

The RCN media centre is the UK's leading source of information for journalists on nursing issues.

Journalists can use this area to access press releases on a wide range of issues affecting nursing staff, including developments in nursing, pay and conditions, legal issues and government policy.

UK-wide press releases

“Patients must not pay for the NHS financial crisis” – RCN responds to King’s Fund report

Published: 15 April 2014

Responding to a report by the King’s Fund looking at NHS finances

“Staffing levels are the key to safe care” – RCN responds to Nuffield Trust report

Published: 11 April 2014

Responding to a report by the Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation into the quality of health services in each of the four countries of the UK

RCN hails “major step forward” in care of vulnerable people

Published: 03 April 2014

Commenting on the Department of Health’s Positive and Safe programme

RCN comment on FGM prosecutions

Published: 21 March 2014

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today responded to the Crown Prosecution Service’s announcement of the first prosecutions over female genital mutilation (FGM).

Anger at NHS pay decision

Published: 13 March 2014

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today reacted angrily to the Government’s decision not to award a cost of living increase to the majority of NHS staff. The decision ignores the recommendation of the independent pay review body for NHS staff.

Press archive

Northern Ireland

Launch of RCN Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards 2012

Published: 20 January 2012

Launch of the RCN Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards 2012

Northern Ireland nurses reject draft budget

Published: 16 February 2011

Northern Ireland nurses reject draft budget

RCN Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards 2010 are launched

Published: 29 January 2010

RCN Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards 2010 are launched

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Wales

RCN in Wales Launches 2014 Nurse of the Year Awards

Published: 08 April 2014

RCN in Wales Launches 2014 Nurse of the Year Awards

RCN Wales Responds to Vote on Minimum Nurse Staffing Levels

Published: 06 March 2014

RCN in Wales Responds to Vote on Minimum Nurse Staffing Levels

RCN in Wales and Kirsty Williams AM call for safe nurse staffing levels in Wales

Published: 18 February 2014

RCN in Wales and Kirsty Williams AM call for safe nurse staffing levels in Wales

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