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Teens tell health leaders to act quickly for young carers

Published: 30 October 2014

Young carers from across the country today met with senior health figures to discuss how services can better meet the needs of the 166,000 children and teenagers in England who care for a family member.

New figures show UK increasingly reliant on overseas nurses

Published: 29 October 2014

The United Kingdom has become a net importer of nurses for the first time in eight years, showing the extent of the reliance on overseas staff as hospitals desperately struggle to recruit enough staff to keep patients safe.

Frontline staff urged to get flu vaccination

Published: 27 October 2014

As flu season begins, frontline nursing staff are encouraged to be vaccinated against the virus, to help protect vulnerable patients.

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Nominations open for Nursing Standard Nurse Awards 2015

Published: 30 October 2014

RCN Publishing Company and the Nursing Standardís Nurse Awards are a great highlight of the nursing year. For more than 25 years, the awards have been showing that nurses are leading work that improves nursing care and the lives of patients. Nominations for the 2015 awards are open now.

Could you help Londonís Clinical Senate to help more Londoners quit smoking?

Published: 23 October 2014

The London Clinical Senate is inviting RCN members to become champions for its first pan-London project: Making Every Contact Count (MECC) Health services treating Londoners at risk from tobacco smoke. The deadline for applications in 11 November.

The First Steps survey is here!

Published: 30 October 2014

Have you used the RCN's popular First Steps learning resource for HCAs?

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Growing political support for RCN pay campaign in Northern Ireland

Published: 30 October 2014

Northern Ireland Assembly members and MPs pledge support for RCN campaign

RCN anger at "truly shocking" pay award for Northern Ireland nurses

Published: 30 October 2014

RCN reaction to 2014-2015 pay award for Northern Ireland nurses

Contact your Assembly members to ask if they value nurses

Published: 30 October 2014

Information about RCN What if ... nurses were treated fairly? campaign in Northern Ireland

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News from Scotland

Nursing leader response to Audit Scotland report on NHS finances

Published: 30 October 2014

An Audit Scotland report published today confirms that the NHS is under increasing pressure and, as a result, the Scottish Governmentís 2020 vision for the NHS is at risk, reinforcing RCN concerns about the sustainability of our NHS.

Nurse leader responds to publication of health inequalities indicators

Published: 28 October 2014

Health inequalities are leading to a widening gap in age expectancy. It's time we closed the gap, says RCN Scotland director, commenting on publication of latest indicators

Nursing leader comments on NHS funding and winter pressures

Published: 27 October 2014

Short-term measures will not cure the ills of the NHS in Scotland - we need proper public debate and long-term solutions to ensure the NHS is sustainable into the future, says RCN

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Report reveals that nurses are committed to better care in Wales

Published: 17 October 2014

Report reveals that nurses are committed to better care in Wales

RCN in Wales backs iWantGreatCare launch

Published: 15 October 2014

RCN in Wales backs iWantGreatCare launch

Making a difference in quality nursing care

Published: 01 October 2014

Making a difference in quality nursing care Lecture at the University of South Wales

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