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The truth about flu

Published: 25 September 2014

As the flu season begins, the RCN is encouraging all frontline nursing staff to be vaccinated.

The truth about flu

Published: 04 November 2014

As the flu season begins, the RCN is encouraging all frontline nursing staff to be vaccinated. Find out how you can get vaccinated today.

Dying in the UK – nurses raise “profound” concerns

Published: 03 November 2014

Almost half a million people die in the UK every year and RCN members are concerned about the ability of health services to deliver high quality care to them.

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’.

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