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Good hospital food is a cornerstone of good patient care

Published: 29 August 2014

The RCN has responded to today's announcement on new food standards for the NHS in England.

Politics-proof infection control strategy needed to tackle threat of antimicrobial resistance

Published: 28 August 2014

The RCN is today highlighting the need for a national strategy for improving infection prevention and control measures in order to tackle the threat of antimicrobial resistance.

Looking behind the scenes at the Royal College of Nursing

Published: 28 August 2014

On Saturday 20 September 2014 the RCN's building at 20 Cavendish Square is open to the public as part of Open House London.

More details needed on new registration process

Published: 27 August 2014

The NMC has announced a new regime for registering nurses who trained outside the EU. The new process will involve a computer-based exam and tests in simulated clinical scenarios, replacing the current minimum three months of supervised practice.

Welcoming our latest nursing students

Published: 26 August 2014

It's that time of year again, when more than 20,000 nursing students will start on the path towards becoming a registered nurse.

RCN praises bravery of Ebola nurse

Published: 26 August 2014

A British nurse has been flown back to the UK for treatment after contracting the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone.

New research on the importance of nurse staffing levels

Published: 20 August 2014

A major new study has found strong evidence linking nurse staffing levels to patient mortality rates.

Cracking the code: why we need to get it right

Published: 14 August 2014

We caught up with Howard Catton to hear about the RCNís response to the NMC consultation on revising its code of practice for nurses and midwives.

Last chance to stand for your board

Published: 18 August 2014

Nominations close on 26 August 2014 for a number of vacancies on RCN regional and country boards. Put yourself forward today for the opportunity to really make a difference.

Mental health cuts threatening care

Published: 15 August 2014

Figures released by the Health Service Journal showing cuts to mental health beds and staff highlight a widening gulf between the services needed and what is available on the ground.

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