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RCN warns of “turning back the clock” in mental health care

Published: 21 November 2014

Mental health services across the UK are under unprecedented strain, with a steep fall in nurse numbers and available beds at a time of rising demand, according to a new report published by the RCN.

RCN Members supporting colleagues taking industrial action

Published: 20 November 2014

RCN members are supporting colleagues from other unions who are taking industrial action on 24 November by asking members of the public to support nurses by filling in postcards to their MPs

Almost 70,000 assaults against NHS staff

Published: 20 November 2014

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today commented on new figures showing that attacks on NHS staff have risen by more than 5000 in the past year, with more than 68,000 assaults reported.

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News from England

‘Show us you care’ - nurses’ plea to West Midlands politicians

Published: 21 November 2014

Nurses have called on the MPs in two of the UK’s most marginal constituencies – North Warwickshire and Solihull – to pledge action to help ease their growing workload and cost-of-living pressures.

Protesting for fair pay: Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent - 24 November

Published: 19 November 2014

The RCN is campaigning to protect its members' pay, terms and conditions from a sustained attack by the Government.

RCN London backs plans for cycling super highways

Published: 07 November 2014

The Royal College of Nursing in London has today backed proposals by Transport for London (TfL) for two cycle superhighways in the city.

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News from Northern Ireland

The district nursing service in Northern Ireland: transformation or fragmentation?

Published: 14 November 2014

RCN members highlight challenges and opportunities for district nursing in Northern Ireland

RCN member consultation meeting on termination of pregnancy

Published: 06 November 2014

Your chance to shape our response to this important consultation

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

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News from Scotland

Need to invest in mental health nursing, says RCN Scotland

Published: 23 November 2014

Mental health services across the UK are under unprecedented strain, according to a new report published by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

RCN Scotland comment on Scottish Government reshuffle

Published: 21 November 2014

New health secretary faces major challenges on NHS, says RCN Scotland

Clear guidance needed to improve care of dying

Published: 18 November 2014

Clear guidance for staff on good practice in supporting people in the last days and hours of life is essential, says RCN Scotland

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News from Wales

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

Royal College of Nursing in Wales asks public to sign e-Petition supporting Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill

Published: 29 October 2014

Royal College of Nursing in Wales asks public to sign e-Petition supporting Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill

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