Welcome to RCN Wales
Here you'll find news, events and opinions covering the health care issues in Wales, including the work the RCN does with the National Assembly for Wales, support for members and training and development opportunities brought to you by the RCN Wales Professional Practice Department. At this point in time the content of this section of the website is only available in English.
Croeso i RCN Cymru
Fan hyn, fe welwch newyddion, digwyddiadau a barnau sy'n ymdrin â'r materion gofal iechyd yng Nghymru, sy'n cynnwys y gwaith a wnawn gyda Chynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru, cymorth i aelodau a chyfleoedd hyfforddi a datblygu a gyflwynwyd i chi gan Athrofa RCN Cymru. Ar hyn o bryd, mae cynnwys y rhan hon o'r wefan ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.
NHS Wales Awards 2014 are open!
Have you been taking forward innovative work that’s making a real difference to patients and the way care is delivered? Now is the time to showcase your achievements by entering the 2014 NHS Wales Awards!
Hettie Hopkins Care of the Elderly Nursing Scholarship
The scholarship is open to RCN members practising in Wales who work with the elderly and who wish to pursue a project or course of study associated with the care of the elderly. Please note the closing date for both scholarships is 31 March 2014.
For an application form, please contact Lee Anderson on 02920 680 723 or e-mail email@example.com
2013 has key dates for RCN Activists and Welsh Board Members
The RCN responds to the Francis report
The RCN has published its response to the Francis Inquiry into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. The document outlines the RCN's response to many of the 290 recommendations in the seminal report and sets out the work the RCN has already undertaken, and what it believes should be done next, to ensure the failings at Stafford Hospital are never repeated. RCN Response to Francis Report
It is important that nurses raise concerns directly with their employer. Registered nurses have a duty under the NMC to report concerns where patient care may be affected. The RCN whistleblowing initiative is not an alternative to raising issues with your employer. However, we are keen to hear of any issue that you think impinges on patient safety and the steps you have taken to get the matter resolved.
Call the RCN whistleblowing hotline (0345 772 6300) or you can complete the whistleblowing form (members only) and we will ensure that your concerns are made known to your RCN country or regional office. Remember this is not a substitute for you reporting the issue to your employer or other relevant body. However, If you would like to discuss the matter in confidence please contact an RCN Direct adviser on 0345 772 6100 8.30am to 8.30pm seven days a week. RCND Online advice has more information on this topic, please see Disclosure (whistleblowing).
Learning Opportunities for Everyone
The highest quality of care requires a continual updating of nursing skills as new approaches in healthcare are developed. Continuing professional development (CPD) allows nurses and other healthcare professionals to keep updated to meet the needs of patients, clients, the health services they provide, and their own professional development. It includes the continuous attainment of new knowledge, skills, and attitudes to enable quality competent practice. Lifelong learning is essential to those who provide clinical care. The RCN is committed to lifelong learning and the professional development of¡¡those in the nursing family. Continuing professional development has grown to include supervisory and management skills, administrative, social and interpersonal skills, subjects beyond the expected clinical. The RCN in Wales offers seminars and events which can help you manage your own learning and growth. For more information see Learning and Development events in Wales