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Astonishing over-reliance on overseas nurses

Published: 17 December 2014

Dr Peter Carter, RCN Chief Executive & General Secretary, responds to latest figures from the Health Service Journal showing the number of overseas nurses being recruited in the UK.

More training places needed to cope with pressures

Published: 16 December 2014

RCN CEO Dr Peter Carter responds to Health Education England's 4% overall increase in 2015/16 nursing training places.

Update on RCN elections

Published: 08 December 2014

It’s been an exciting year of change for governance here at the RCN. Members voted for Cecilia Anim as President and Professor Rod Thomson FRCN was elected as Deputy President. Stuart McKenzie also joined Council as Chair of Congress.

Introducing mandatory reporting for FGM

Published: 08 December 2014

The government has launched a consultation asking for views on how best to introduce mandatory reporting of female genital mutilation (FGM).

Time to highlight the value of nursing

Published: 04 December 2014

The RCN will be taking its pay campaign in a new direction in the New Year.

Further blow to hard-pressed, demoralised staff

Published: 03 December 2014

In his Autumn Statement, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced that there would be a continuation of public sector pay restraint into the next parliament.

NHS Pensions ‘Choice 2’ - does it affect you?

Published: 03 December 2014

Members of the 1995 section of the existing NHS Pension Scheme are being offered the opportunity to move their pension benefits, which may potentially maximise their benefits at retirement.

Earlier intervention for children and young people with eating disorders will improve outcomes

Published: 02 December 2014

The RCN has responded to a Government announcement on funding to help children and young people with eating disorders.

Nurse staffing levels are key to safe stroke care

Published: 02 December 2014

A new report has found that many hospitals lack safe staffing levels for stroke patients.

Last few days - Sign the Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill

Published: 28 November 2014

RCN in Wales has been working closely with Kirsty Williams AM regarding her proposed legislation, 'Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill'.

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