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Health care provision for children and young people remains inadequate

Published: 30 April 2014

The Department of Health has today published the latest report of the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum.

CQC findings on poor hospital standards are hugely concerning

Published: 28 April 2014

New figures from the CQC suggest that a worrying number of NHS hospitals have unacceptable care standards.

Better waste management benefits health organisations

Published: 17 April 2014

Supporting health care workers to classify waste appropriately can bring benefits to health organisations as well as the environment, according to new waste management guidance issued by the RCN.

Bank holiday weekend support and advice

Published: 17 April 2014

RCN Direct is open as usual for calls on work issues over the bank holiday weekend.

Infection prevention and control are key to patient safety

Published: 17 April 2014

The RCN has welcomed a new quality standard for infection prevention and control launched today.

Patients must not pay for the NHS financial crisis

Published: 15 April 2014

Responding to a report by the King’s Fund looking at NHS finances

Staffing levels are the key to safe care

Published: 11 April 2014

Responding to a report by the Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation into the quality of health services in each of the four countries of the UK

RCN hailed for leading on Positive and Safe programme

Published: 04 April 2014

Following yesterday’s launch of the Department of Health’s Positive and Safe programme, the RCN has been widely praised for bringing about this new approach.

Nursing workforce morale at all-time low

Published: 04 April 2014

Following the Government’s recent decision on NHS staff pay, which has shocked and angered nursing staff across the UK, the RCN has written to MPs across the political spectrum asking them to support its efforts in contesting the decision.

Plain packaging announcement 'a positive step'

Published: 03 April 2014

The RCN has called the Government’s announcement of the publication of draft guidelines on standardized packaging of tobacco products a ‘positive step in the right direction’, and called for immediate action to save lives.

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