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Clean hospitals help keep patients safe

Published: 25 November 2014

The RCN has welcomed the publication of a revised specification for planning and measuring hospital cleanliness.

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

Published: 23 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.

Advice for RCN members on strike action by other health unions

Published: 21 November 2014

On Monday 24 November, in England, a number of health unions will be taking strike action, between 7am and 11am.

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.

Loss of Senior Nursing posts means NHS is losing vital skills and experience – when it needs it the most

Published: 18 November 2014

The number of senior nurses in the NHS has fallen by almost 3400, according to new figures.

RCN Ceremony of Remembrance

Published: 18 November 2014

The RCN is hosting its Ceremony of Remembrance on 26 November 2014 to remember the nurses and medical staff who have died in wars and conflicts.

Nursing staff are key to meeting the challenge of antibiotic resistance

Published: 18 November 2014

To mark European Antibiotic Awareness Day, the RCN and EFN are highlighting the contribution that nursing staff across Europe make in meeting the challenge of antibiotic resistance.

Everyone deserves the healthiest possible start in life

Published: 17 November 2014

The RCN is supporting the week of action for children and young people's health organised by the Department of Health and Public Health England.

NHS winter funding boost is a ‘sticking plaster solution’

Published: 14 November 2014

The NHS in England is being given an additional £300m by the Government to cope with the added pressures on services the winter months traditionally bring.

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