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Advice for members on 10 July strike action

Published: 09 July 2014

Unions with members working in local government and schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are taking strike action on Thursday 10 July after rejecting a 1% pay offer.

Health professions work together on meeting the challenge of antimicrobial resistance

Published: 07 July 2014

The RCN has signed a joint statement on AMR.

Happy birthday to the NHS: 66 years old

Published: 05 July 2014

We’re proud to say happy birthday to an outstanding health care system. The NHS provides excellent care for patients, sustained by a workforce that continually demonstrates great resilience in challenging circumstances.

New flexible working rights for staff throughout UK

Published: 04 July 2014

From 30 June 2014 all employees with 26 weeks' continuous employment can request to work flexibly, regardless of whether they are parents or carers.

RCN indemnity scheme changes in place from 1 July

Published: 01 July 2014

The changes the RCN has made to its indemnity scheme are now in effect, from 1 July, 2014. While most members are unaffected, please check the new updated scheme.

Supporting the introduction of standardised packaging for tobacco products.

Published: 26 June 2014

The Government has issued a written ministerial statement on draft regulations for introducing standardised packaging of tobacco products.

New approach for the care of people in the last hours of life

Published: 26 June 2014

The Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People has today published documents to support clinicians in delivering care to people in the last days and hours of life.

Finances sound but demand for services grows

Published: 18 June 2014

The RCN is in a robust financial position but faces challenges as the demand for services increases.

Members must stand together, says President

Published: 18 June 2014

Nursing staff must stand together and send a “strong message” that they are tired of being treated with contempt, Andrea Spyropoulos said in her farewell speech as President.

RCN members reaffirm their belief that NHS should be free at the point of delivery

Published: 18 June 2014

Delegates at today’s RCN Congress in Liverpool debated the issue of charging patients for GPs visits, an issue which would affect everyone who works in primary health care.

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