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Funding announced to extend ChatHealth messaging service across the UK

Published: 29 July 2015

The RCN is welcoming a scheme to give young people nursing support through text messaging.

Behind the screen

Published: 29 July 2015

Personal tragedy led one nurse to look for new ways to use her skills. Daniel Allen hears how her screening clinic came about.

Nursing at the coalface

Published: 29 July 2015

Retired RCN member Joan Hart talks to Lynne Pearce about her career as a pit nurse working in the Yorkshire coalmines.

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Women's Health Network meeting on 15 September

Published: 28 July 2015

The next meeting of the Women’s Health Network takes place on 15 September 2015. A presentation will be given by Mr Nick Panay, Consultant Gynaecologist, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea and Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals on: “current trends and future challenges in menopause care”.

RCN Peer Support Group meeting on 2 September

Published: 27 July 2015

Are you a London Region member experiencing ill health or disability issues? If so you are welcome to attend the next peer support meeting held in RCN HQ on Wednesday September 2nd from 1-3pm.

Award celebrates RCN’s community leadership in Nottingham

Published: 15 July 2015

The RCN has been recognised for playing a leading role in an initiative to improve the health and prosperity of people in Nottingham.

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News from Northern Ireland

Belfast Pride 2015

Published: 21 July 2015

Join RCN members from across Northern Ireland on Saturday 1 August

Immigration rules "will cause chaos" and cost the health service millions

Published: 22 June 2015

RCN says impact of proposals in Northern Ireland would be disproportionately high

RCN calls for investment in expert nurses to make seven day care a reality

Published: 21 June 2015

Nursing holds the key to implementing seven day care in Northern Ireland

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News from Scotland

ANPs crucial to future sustainability of health service: RCN Scotland report

Published: 21 July 2015

Senior nurses working at an advanced level of nursing practice (ANPs) are crucial to the future sustainability of our health service. Yet a report published today by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Scotland shows that action is needed now at all levels to fully realise their potential.

Systemic failings in NHS care – RCN Scotland responds to Academy report

Published: 10 July 2015

Every health board should have an effective, evidence-based assurance system so that patients and public can be confident in the quality of care they receive, says RCN Scotland director as Academy publishes report on systemic failings in NHS care.

RCN Congress debates A&E crisis

Published: 23 June 2015

RCN Congress votes to lobby UK governments to address the A&E crisis as latest A&E performance figures for Scotland show A&E department continue to face significant pressure.

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News from Wales

Patient safety is at risk, say learning disability nurses

Published: 25 June 2015

Patient safety is at risk, say learning disability nurses

Alone, afraid and under attack – nursing in the community

Published: 24 June 2015

Alone, afraid and under attack – nursing in the community

Immigration rules ‘will cause chaos’ and cost the NHS millions

Published: 22 June 2015

Immigration rules ‘will cause chaos’ and cost the NHS millions

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