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Patients must not pay for the NHS financial crisis

Published: 15 April 2014

Responding to a report by the King’s Fund looking at NHS finances

Staffing levels are the key to safe care

Published: 11 April 2014

Responding to a report by the Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation into the quality of health services in each of the four countries of the UK

RCN hailed for leading on Positive and Safe programme

Published: 04 April 2014

Following yesterday’s launch of the Department of Health’s Positive and Safe programme, the RCN has been widely praised for bringing about this new approach.

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News from England

RCN Deputy President visits members working in West London

Published: 14 April 2014

RCN Deputy President Cecilia Anim joined Regional Officer Sharon Bissessar to visit members working across west London on Friday and speak with nurses working on the front line.

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust consultations 2014

Published: 15 April 2014

Consultations at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, March 2014.

RCN hosts major discussion of BME representation on London NHS boards

Published: 10 April 2014

The RCN today hosts the launch of a major new report which reveals a shock decline of the level of BME representation on London’s NHS boards. Roger Kline’s research found just 7.4% of NHS trust London board members are from BME backgrounds, a reduction from 2006.

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News from Northern Ireland

RCN statement in response to the RQIA report on unscheduled care in the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Published: 08 April 2014

RCN statement re: RQIA report on inspection of unscheduled care in the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and Ministerial statement.

RCN presents evidence on emergency departments to Assembly Health Committee

Published: 03 April 2014

RCN presents oral evidence to the Northern Ireland Assembly Health Committee on emergency care issues

Fiona Devlin Board Chair

Published: 06 January 2014

Fiona Devlin elected Northern Ireland Board Chair

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News from Scotland

Nursing leader insists practice nurses receive 1% pay rise

Published: 14 March 2014

Practice nurses in Scotland should be awarded the 1% pay rise that NHS staff are receiving, says the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Scotland.

RCN Foundation Mair Scholarship for occupational health nurses - applications open

Published: 13 March 2014

Occupational health nurses can now apply for funding for professional development through the RCN Foundation Mair Scholarships for 2014

Nurses in Scotland welcome small pay increase

Published: 13 March 2014

RCN in Scotland welcomes the Scottish Government’s announcement that it is awarding NHS staff including nurses and health care support workers a 1% pay rise.

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News from Wales

RCN in Wales Launches 2014 Nurse of the Year Awards

Published: 08 April 2014

RCN in Wales Launches 2014 Nurse of the Year Awards

RCN Wales Responds to Vote on Minimum Nurse Staffing Levels

Published: 06 March 2014

RCN in Wales Responds to Vote on Minimum Nurse Staffing Levels

RCN in Wales and Kirsty Williams AM call for safe nurse staffing levels in Wales

Published: 18 February 2014

RCN in Wales and Kirsty Williams AM call for safe nurse staffing levels in Wales

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