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New Year Message from RCN President Cecilia Anim

Published: 02 January 2015

In her first week in post as RCN President, Cecilia Anim delivers a New Year message to all nursing staff that sets out her priorities for the year ahead.

A&E winter pressures reach record levels in England

Published: 19 December 2014

The RCN has responded to new figures from NHS England showing that pressures on A&E departments have reached record levels.

Dr Peter Carter's Christmas Message

Published: 23 December 2014

Christmas is a time when we all find ourselves reflecting on the last 12 months - both the positives and negatives.

'Testament of Youth' cinema ticket offer for RCN members

Published: 22 December 2014

RCN members are being offered free cinema tickets to preview screenings of the new film 'Testament of Youth' in January.

National scandal of children being kept in police cells

Published: 18 December 2014

The RCN has described the holding of children and young people with mental health problems in police cells as a “national scandal.”

Smoking in cars ban

Published: 18 December 2014

The RCN has welcomed new regulations that enable a ban on smoking in cars when children are present.

Astonishing over-reliance on overseas nurses

Published: 17 December 2014

Dr Peter Carter, RCN Chief Executive & General Secretary, responds to latest figures from the Health Service Journal showing the number of overseas nurses being recruited in the UK.

More training places needed to cope with pressures

Published: 16 December 2014

RCN CEO Dr Peter Carter responds to Health Education England's 4% overall increase in 2015/16 nursing training places.

Update on RCN elections

Published: 08 December 2014

It’s been an exciting year of change for governance here at the RCN. Members voted for Cecilia Anim as President and Professor Rod Thomson FRCN was elected as Deputy President. Stuart McKenzie also joined Council as Chair of Congress.

Introducing mandatory reporting for FGM

Published: 08 December 2014

The government has launched a consultation asking for views on how best to introduce mandatory reporting of female genital mutilation (FGM).

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