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Efficiency savings should not mean cuts, warns RCN

Published: 14 December 2010

Responding to today’s publication (14 December) of the House of Commons Health Committee’s report on Public Expenditure

RCN: Specialist nurses are a lifeline for cancer patients

Published: 10 December 2010

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today responded to the National Cancer Patients’ Experience Survey Programme 2010, published by the Department of Health. The survey showed that over 90 per cent of cancer patients had praised their Clinical Nurse Specialists.

RCN response to BBC research on NHS Estate

Published: 08 December 2010

Dr Peter Carter, Chief Executive & General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today (8th December) responded to a BBC investigation which showed that 17% of the NHS Estate is classed as ‘not functionally suitable’.

Make staffing levels a priority for safe care - RCN

Published: 08 December 2010

NHS organisations must prioritise, plan and monitor their staffing levels to ensure safe care, the RCN says today (8 December), as NHS bodies come under pressure to make job cuts to meet billions of pounds of efficiency targets.

There can be no hiding place for poor care: RCN

Published: 02 December 2010

Dr Peter Carter, Chief Executive & General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today (2nd December) responded to the Patients Association report Listen to patients, Speak up for change. The report outlines patients’ experiences in hospital.

Public health key challenge for a generation, says RCN

Published: 30 November 2010

Solving the nation’s public health crisis is the ‘key health challenge for a generation’, the Royal College of Nursing said today (30 November). Dr Peter Carter, RCN Chief Executive & General Secretary, was speaking as he welcomed the Government’s White Paper on Public Health ‘Healthy Lives, Healthy People’.

Assaults on staff increasing as pressures rise

Published: 30 November 2010

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today commented on figures from the NHS Security Management Service showing there were almost 57,000 violent assaults on NHS staff in the past year (a 3 per cent rise), with the acute sector particularly badly affected.

Principles of Nursing Practice explained for patients - RCN

Published: 22 November 2010

The RCN has set out what patients, families and carers can expect from nursing staff.

RCN comments on the retirement of the Chief Nursing Officer

Published: 17 November 2010

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today paid tribute to the Chief Nursing Officer Dame Christine Beasley, who will be retiring in March 2011.

26,841 job losses put patient care in jeopardy - RCN

Published: 12 November 2010

Almost 27,000 NHS posts in the UK are already earmarked for cuts, with almost 18,000 in England alone, the Royal College of Nursing reveals today (12th November). This is more than three times the number of posts identified by the RCN in England in April, and could leave patients vulnerable and services at risk. The loss of 26,841 staff is the equivalent of closing almost six hospitals the size of the Royal Free in London, or nine hospitals the size of Alder Hey in Liverpool.

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