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New research on the importance of nurse staffing levels

Published: 20 August 2014

A major new study has found strong evidence linking nurse staffing levels to patient mortality rates.

Last chance to stand for your board

Published: 18 August 2014

Nominations close on 26 August 2014 for a number of vacancies on RCN regional and country boards. Put yourself forward today for the opportunity to really make a difference.

Mental health cuts threatening care

Published: 15 August 2014

Figures released by the Health Service Journal showing cuts to mental health beds and staff highlight a widening gulf between the services needed and what is available on the ground.

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Royal College of Nursing chief executive visits James Paget University Hospital

Published: 01 August 2014

RCN Chief Executive visits James Paget University Hospital

‘Be ready for revalidation’

Published: 12 August 2014

Nurses and midwives must ensure they are prepared for revalidation, a new system to assure the public they remain fit to practise, when it is introduced in 2015.

Action must match ambition on race equality

Published: 12 August 2014

Nurses in the West Midlands have welcomed an announcement by the NHS that it plans to tackle race inequality across the workforce, but warn that it must not be another false dawn for employees from a black and minority ethnic (BME) background.

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News from Northern Ireland

Could you be ... an RCN Northern Ireland Board member?

Published: 31 July 2014

RCN members encouraged to come forward before the 26 August deadline

RCN members invited to share information with child sexual exploitation inquiry

Published: 31 July 2014

RCN offers guidance and support or members who wish to come forward

RCN submits evidence to NIHRC emergency care inquiry

Published: 29 July 2014

RCN submission reflects frontline nurses' concerns over emergency care services

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News from Scotland

RCN Scotland response to ‘patient flow’ announcement

Published: 07 August 2014

Lessons must be shared across the NHS, so that appropriate levels of investment can be made to make sure that patient flow improves, says RCN Scotland in response to funding announcement

Nursing leader responds to report on Glasgow's Victoria Infirmary

Published: 24 June 2014

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde should tackle any instances of poor care straight away so that all patients receive the high quality care that they deserve, even in challenging situations, RCN Scotland says commenting on Healthcare Improvement Scotland report on a Glasgow hospital.

RCN Scotland comments on Public Audit Committee report on older people’s care

Published: 17 June 2014

RCN Scotland says nurses have the expertise to make decisions to enable patients to stay at home but more are needed.

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News from Wales

RCN in Wales responds to Welsh Government's ‘New pay deal for NHS staff’

Published: 09 July 2014

RCN in Wales responds to Welsh Government 's ‘New pay deal for NHS staff ’

Nurses' Day 2014

Published: 12 May 2014

Nurses' Day 2014

NHS Pay in Wales

Published: 02 May 2014

NHS Pay in Wales

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