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Two thirds of staff have considered leaving the NHS

Published: 15 October 2014

Increased workload, low pay, constant restructures, and the stresses of the job are among the reasons why 66% of NHS workers have considered quitting, according to a new survey.

NHS facing financial meltdown

Published: 09 October 2014

The RCN has responded to a new report from the King's Fund looking at budget deficits and financial failure in the health service.

Tonight: RCN membership database access

Published: 08 October 2014

If you need to access your account or our services, please contact RCN Direct on 0345 772 6100.

Prioritising mental health

Published: 08 October 2014

Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg is today announcing his plans to prioritise mental health. Dr Peter Carter said: “It’s absolutely right that the health system should be geared up to treat mental health with the same degree of urgency and skill as physical health".

New guidance on making decisions about attempting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

Published: 07 October 2014

The RCN, British Medical Association and the Resuscitation Council (UK) issued new guidance today regarding decisions about whether or not to attempt CPR on a person when their heart stops or they stop breathing.

Another chance to stand for election

Published: 07 October 2014

Following the close of nominations for recent elections, a few vacancies remain on a number of boards and committees.

RCN President judges Pride of Britain Awards 2014

Published: 07 October 2014

RCN President Andrea Spyropoulos has been hearing the country’s most inspirational stories of courage and dedication in her role as a judge for the Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards 2014.

NHS Choice 2 pension being offered

Published: 07 October 2014

During October and November 2014, some members of the 1995 section of the NHS pension scheme in England and Wales will receive a letter inviting them to choose whether to move their pre 2015 pension benefits into the 2008 section of the pension scheme.

NHS and social care at ‘breaking point’

Published: 06 October 2014

The RCN has signed a joint letter highlighting how health and social care services need to be properly resourced.

Freedom to speak up

Published: 06 October 2014

The RCN hosted an event on Friday 3 October for student nurses, encouraging them to share their experiences of raising concerns as well as their views on the reporting culture in health services.

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