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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

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its annual report into the state of health and social care in England

Published: 17 October 2014

State of Care gives CQC’s perspective on the state of health and adult social care across more than 40,000 health and care services.

Clarity needed on future NHS funding says RCN

Published: 18 June 2014

Tomorrow (Wednesday), RCN Congress will be debating patient charges for GP visits.

District nurses face 'extinction' in 2025

Published: 17 June 2014

The RCN is today issuing an unprecedented warning that district nurses, who treat and manage patients in their own homes, are currently “critically endangered” and face extinction by the end of 2025 if urgent investment is not made.

“The sorry state of emergency care nursing” – RCN calls for better A&E workforce planning and education

Published: 16 June 2014

Inadequate staffing in emergency departments across the UK risks undermining the quality of care received by patients.

RCN publishes 'All in it together? The Executive pay bill in England’s NHS'

Published: 16 June 2014

The pay bill for senior NHS managers is accelerating ahead of pay for nursing staff, research by the Royal College of Nursing has found.

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

Kirsty Williams AM introduces Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill to Assembly Members

Published: 03 December 2014

Kirsty Williams AM introduces Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill to Assembly Members

RCN in Wales responds to details of the Welsh Government’s new pay offer

Published: 11 November 2014

Royal College of Nursing in Wales responds to details of the Welsh Government’s new pay offer

RCN in Wales welcomes proposals for new NHS pay offer

Published: 07 November 2014

RCN in Wales welcomes proposals for new NHS pay offer

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