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Teens tell health leaders to act quickly for young carers

Published: 30 October 2014

Young carers from across the country today met with senior health figures to discuss how services can better meet the needs of the 166,000 children and teenagers in England who care for a family member.

New figures show UK increasingly reliant on overseas nurses

Published: 29 October 2014

The United Kingdom has become a net importer of nurses for the first time in eight years, showing the extent of the reliance on overseas staff as hospitals desperately struggle to recruit enough staff to keep patients safe.

Frontline staff urged to get flu vaccination

Published: 27 October 2014

As flu season begins, frontline nursing staff are encouraged to be vaccinated against the virus, to help protect vulnerable patients.

Reducing inequalities in BME communities – Mary Seacole Awards

Published: 24 October 2014

Six nurses will be receiving grants to fund their innovative work with Black and Minority Ethnic communities (BME) across the UK in a special ceremony today at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) headquarters in London.

Making PSHE education compulsory would benefit children’s health

Published: 23 October 2014

The RCN believes better health education for school pupils is essential for improving children and young people’s well-being.

RCN tribute to Efua Dorkenoo OBE

Published: 23 October 2014

Everyone at the RCN was greatly saddened to hear of the death of Efua Dorkenoo OBE, who was a leading and influential figure in the fight against FGM.

RCN responds to NHS Five Year Forward View

Published: 23 October 2014

The leaders of the NHS England have set out their vision of why the NHS needs to change and their proposals for doing so in a new document, the ‘Five Year Forward View’.

Dr Peter Carter one of the UK’s ‘top clinical leaders’

Published: 22 October 2014

RCN Chief Executive & General Secretary Dr Peter Carter has been named one of the UK’s top clinical leaders for 2014.

NHS must be protected from impact of trade deal

Published: 21 October 2014

The NHS needs to be protected from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the RCN has declared.

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.

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