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Representing nursing this Remembrance Day

Published: 10 November 2013

RCN Chief Executive & General Secretary, Dr Peter Carter, commemorates exceptional nursing staff this Remembrance Day.

Final Council elections of 2013 underway

Published: 07 November 2013

Elections for the final three seats on the RCN Council to be elected in 2013 are now underway. Candidates are being chosen to represent RCN students, health practitioners and south west members on the RCN Council.

End of life care proposals your views needed

Published: 07 November 2013

The RCN is encouraging all nurses, health care support workers, patients and relatives to fill in a survey and make their views known on how to improve end of life care, following the review of the Liverpool Care Pathway.

Calling for action against Female Genital Mutilation

Published: 07 November 2013

A unique coalition of royal colleges and trade unions including the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has launched a ground-breaking report containing nine recommendations for tackling Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the UK.

Celebrating at the Nursing Times Awards 2013

Published: 01 November 2013

Dr Peter Carter, Royal College of Nursing Chief Executive & General Secretary, shares his experience at this year's Nursing Times Awards 2013, where nursing staff came together to celebrate their achievements.

RCN Foundation invests in compassion for dementia care

Published: 24 October 2013

The RCN Foundation has announced a second grant of 19,610 for a new education initiative for health care assistants (HCAs) working in dementia wards, Inside out of mind, following a hugely successful launch in Nottingham this year.

RCN supports calls for a more transparent complaints system for patients

Published: 28 October 2013

The RCN today pledged to help promote a more open, accessible and timely feedback system by producing guidance for nursing staff to help them deal with complaints sensitively and thoroughly.

Congratulations to Mary Seacole Award winners

Published: 25 October 2013

The achievements of seven health care professionals working to provide excellent patient care to improve health outcomes for black and minority ethnic communities were highlighted at the prestigious Mary Seacole Leadership and Development Awards ceremony.

RCN fears for 111 after NHS Direct hands over remaining services

Published: 24 October 2013

Transfer plans for the remaining NHS 111 services have been announced, following the announcement of the withdrawal of NHS Direct earlier this year.

RCN welcomes important step towards mandatory regulation of health and care assistants

Published: 22 October 2013

The RCN has today welcomed an amendment tabled by Earl Howe to the Care Bill to introduce mandatory training and certification of health and care assistants.

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