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RCN supports 'important and thorough' report on NMC

Published: 18 December 2013

Following the publication of the Health Select Committee’s 2013 accountability hearing with the NMC, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today supported the recommendations of the ‘important and thorough’ report.

RCN responds to increase in nursing training commissions

Published: 17 December 2013

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today responded to Health Education England's Workforce Plan for England for 2014/15 which includes a 9% increase in adult nursing training commissions compared to 2013/14.

Supporting the No More Page 3 campaign

Published: 17 December 2013

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has announced its support for the No More Page 3 campaign, which calls on the Sun’s Editor, David Dinsmore, to voluntarily stop publishing page three images.

Dr Peter Carter is number 28 in HSJ Top 100

Published: 16 December 2013

Last week it was announced that Dr Peter Carter, Chief Executive & General Secretary of the RCN, was placed at number 28 on the Health Service Journal’s prestigious Top 100 list. The annual list identifies the 100 most influential people in health. Dr Carter is the highest placed nursing figure in this year’s list.

7 day working in the NHS

Published: 16 December 2013

On Sunday, Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director of NHS England, published his plans to make the NHS operate more fully seven days per week. Research cited in the report suggests death rates are 16% higher for patients with emergency conditions admitted on Sundays compared with those admitted on Wednesdays.

Applications open for educational bursaries

Published: 12 December 2013

Could you benefit from an RCN Foundation bursary? The closing date is fast-approaching for educational bursaries of up to £1,000 to support learning and development activities that enhance patient care.

G8 summit a 'golden opportunity' for dementia care - RCN

Published: 11 December 2013

The Royal College of Nursing today called on health care leaders to seize a ‘golden opportunity’ to improve the care of people with dementia, which is one of the greatest global health challenges.

Pension changes will cause uncertainty, RCN warns

Published: 05 December 2013

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today expressed concern over the announcement that the rise of the state pension age to 68 would be brought forward.

RCN welcomes rise in flu vaccines among frontline staff

Published: 04 December 2013

Almost a third more frontline NHS staff have had the flu vaccination this year, according to Public Health England.

RCN support following Glasgow helicopter crash tragedy

Published: 01 December 2013

Royal College of Nursing members and staff have expressed sympathy and support for everyone affected by the tragic helicopter crash that took place in Glasgow.

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