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More than just a number - reckless policy draining NHS of experience

Published: 11 March 2014

The Royal College of Nursing’s (RCN) latest Frontline First report, published today, reveals that a “reckless policy” has left the NHS with almost 4,000 fewer senior nursing posts than 2010, draining valuable leadership, experience and specialist knowledge from the health service.

Duty of candour review published

Published: 06 March 2014

Healthcare organisations must usher in a new culture of candour to ensure patients and their families are told honestly and openly about any harm that has been caused and how it will be put it right, an independent review has concluded today.

Nursing apprenticeships

Published: 04 March 2014

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has today announced a new scheme for health care assistants to undertake nursing apprenticeships.

RCN makes top employer list fourth year running

Published: 04 March 2014

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has been judged one of the best UK employers in the not-for-profit category of the Sunday Times best companies list for the fourth year running.

RCN hosts celebrity chef James Martin and Operation Hospital Food

Published: 28 February 2014

The Royal College of Nursing has hosted an event organised by celebrity chef James Martin filmed as part of BBC One's Operation Hospital Food

Have you nominated your representative of the year?

Published: 27 February 2014

Top prizes are up for grabs for the RCN Representative of the Year awards and we need your help to select the winners.

RCN pledges support for Mid Staffordshire members

Published: 27 February 2014

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has pledged its continuing support to members at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust following the announcement by the Secretary of State for Health that the Trust is to be broken up.

NMC fee rise petition raises government response

Published: 27 February 2014

The Department of Health has issued a written response to the online petition against the NMC fee rise, which has now attracted more than 10,000 signatures.

Daily Mail article claims refuted

Published: 26 February 2014

The RCN has contested allegations put forward in The Daily Mail newspaper today.

Degree educated nurses can reduce hospital deaths

Published: 26 February 2014

Research published today in the Lancet has found that the proportion of hospital nurses with a degree level education is associated with significantly fewer deaths after routine surgery.

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