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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.

Nursing workforce morale at all-time low

Published: 04 April 2014

Following the Government’s recent decision on NHS staff pay, which has shocked and angered nursing staff across the UK, the RCN has written to MPs across the political spectrum asking them to support its efforts in contesting the decision.

Plain packaging announcement 'a positive step'

Published: 03 April 2014

The RCN has called the Government’s announcement of the publication of draft guidelines on standardized packaging of tobacco products a ‘positive step in the right direction’, and called for immediate action to save lives.

RCN hails 'major step forward' in care of vulnerable people

Published: 03 April 2014

The Department of Health today launched a major new project at the Royal College of Nursing today, following the concerns of RCN members about physicals interventions in health care settings.

Congress booking is now open

Published: 02 April 2014

Bookings are now being taken for RCN Congress 2014, which will be taking place in Liverpool from Sunday 15 to Thursday 19 June.

Health Secretary pay claims are insulting

Published: 01 April 2014

The RCN has reacted angrily to comments by the Health Secretary that a 1% pay award for NHS staff would be damaging for patients.

New NHS boss must get workforce strategy right

Published: 01 April 2014

The RCN has called for new NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens to prioritise getting a long-term workforce strategy in place, to help the NHS deal with the challenges ahead.

MEPs must support high quality nursing and patient care across Europe

Published: 28 March 2014

The RCN has today called on prospective MEPs to support high quality nursing and patient care at the launch of its manifesto for the upcoming elections to the European Parliament.

RCN, UNISON and BMA emergency meeting on pay

Published: 28 March 2014

The RCN has today taken part in an emergency meeting with the leaders of UNISON and the BMA.

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