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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.

‘Not too late to remove unnecessary focus on competition from NHS’ – RCN responds to Efford Bill

Published: 07 November 2014

Clive Efford MP has published a private members bill which intends to repeal the competition provisions of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

RCN launches new guidance for handling feedback

Published: 12 November 2014

The RCN has published new guidance to help health care workers deal with feedback, concerns, complaints and compliments.

Report calls for more resources for intermediate care

Published: 12 November 2014

A report into intermediate care, which is provided to patients either when they leave hospital or are at risk of being sent to hospital, has found that capacity must double to meet increasing demand due to an aging population.

Armistice Day message from RCN Chief Executive Dr Peter Carter

Published: 11 November 2014

RCN Chief Executive, Dr Peter Carter pays tribute to nurses in the armed forces past and present.

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