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RCN comment on children’s cardiac services consultation

Published: 17 February 2011

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today responded to the review of children’s cardiac services.

Ombudsman’s report should be a wake-up call for the NHS: RCN

Published: 15 February 2011

Dr Peter Carter, Chief Executive & General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today (15th February) responded to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman report Care and compassion? The report outlines the experiences of older people in different settings across the NHS.

Fears over quality care revealed by nurses

Published: 07 February 2011

Fewer than one in ten nurses (7 per cent) feel they have the right number of staff to deliver good quality care to patients, the RCN revealed in a new snapshot survey today (7 February).

RCN calls for sustained investment in mental health services

Published: 02 February 2011

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today responded to the new government strategy for mental health in England, No Health without Mental Health: A Cross-Government mental health outcomes strategy for people of all ages. The RCN welcomed the principles behind the strategy but expressed concerns about the funding gap which is already threatening mental health services.

Restrictions on social care a “false economy”- RCN

Published: 02 February 2011

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today warned that local authorities’ increasing restrictions on social care was a “false economy,” adding to the burden on the NHS.

Changes to Health Bill a necessity to meet objectives - RCN

Published: 28 January 2011

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today warned that major NHS reforms were unlikely to meet their objectives unless significant changes were introduced to the Health and Social Care Bill.

Nurse-led excellence recognised at RCN Frontline First Innovation Award

Published: 26 January 2011

A nurse-led service which greatly reduced unplanned hospital admissions among older people and saved the NHS more than £400,000 over a nine month period, has beaten 300 nominees to win the Royal College of Nursing’s Frontline First Innovation Award.

Health and Social Care Bill – RCN statement

Published: 19 January 2011

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today (19 January) responded to the publication of the Health and Social Care Bill.

Health and Social care Bill - RCN comment

Published: 18 January 2011

Earlier this week, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and a number of health organisations set out key concerns around the Health and Social Care Bill in a letter to The Times newspaper. On the eve (18 January) of the publication of the Bill, RCN Chief Executive & General Secretary, Dr Peter Carter, said: “This seminal bill has the potential to transform the NHS, however, at the same time as the service is being tasked with saving £20 billion, we are concerned that the proposed reforms are too much too soon.

Royal College of Nursing response to Prime Minister’s speech on Modern Public Services

Published: 17 January 2011

Responding to the Prime Minister’s speech on Modern Public Services delivered today (17 January), Royal College of Nursing Chief Executive & General Secretary, Dr Peter Carter, said: “The NHS is the jewel in the crown of our public services and we welcome the Prime Minister’s words that our health service should continue to be world-class, that people deserve choice and that health professionals should be given more freedom to deliver care.

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