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RCN to withdraw from ICN membership

Published: 23 July 2013

The RCN is to withdraw from membership of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) as agreed in principle at an Extraordinary General Meeting in Liverpool in April.

NMC indemnity requirement consultation

Published: 22 July 2013

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has today released details of a consultation regarding a new professional indemnity requirement.

RCN figures named most inspirational women in health care

Published: 19 July 2013

RCN Diversity and Equalities Co-ordinator Wendy Irwin, and nursing student Molly Case have been named in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Inspirational Women in Healthcare list for 2013.

Working longer survey open

Published: 18 July 2013

RCN members are being asked to feed into a survey on working longer, conducted jointly by the NHS trade unions.

RCN responds to Barts' financial turnaround

Published: 18 July 2013

England’s largest hospital trust has announced that it is placing itself in “financial turnaround” after struggling to meet monetary targets.

RCN publishes updated guidance on cervical screening

Published: 17 July 2013

The RCN has published Cervical Screening: RCN Guidance for Good Practice. The updated publication sets cervical screening in context, considering issues such as professional accountability, consent and confidentiality. It goes through a consultation step by step, including preparing for the test, equipment required, environment and the examination itself.

RCN responds to Keogh review

Published: 16 July 2013

The RCN has welcomed publication of the Keogh review, which investigated 14 hospital trusts with high mortality rates in England, reiterating calls for the introduction of mandatory staffing levels.

Report assaults to protect compensation claims

Published: 15 July 2013

Royal College of Nursing members have been urged to report all assaults to the police.

RCN issues response to Francis inquiry report

Published: 15 July 2013

The document outlines the RCN’s response to the recommendations made by Robert Francis and sets out the work the RCN has already undertaken, and what it believes should be done next, to ensure the failings at Stafford Hospital are never repeated.

RCN responds to outcome of Liverpool Care Pathway review

Published: 15 July 2013

The Royal College of Nursing has today responded to the announcement that the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) is to be phased out over the next six to 12 months and replaced with a personalised end-of-life care plan for each individual patient.

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