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RCN responds to Labour health plans

Published: 27 January 2015

Responding to Labour Party plans for the integration of health and social care, Dr Peter Carter, Chief Executive & General Secretary of the RCN, said: "Labour have recognised an important fact – you can’t fix a crisis in the NHS without tackling the growing crisis in social care.

RCN Council vacancy: Northern region

Published: 22 January 2015

One of our Northern region seats on RCN Council is vacant.

Patient complaints and staff concerns must be taken seriously

Published: 21 January 2015

The RCN has responded to a new Health Select Committee report on complaints and raising concerns.

Nursing Standard Nurse Awards – one week left to enter!

Published: 19 January 2015

One week left to submit your entry for The 2015 Nursing Standard Awards – closing date extended until Friday 23 January 2015.

Nurses welcome focus on mental health

Published: 19 January 2015

Two of the main UK political parties have made announcements on mental health today. Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg announced plans for the NHS to aim for zero suicides, while the Labour Party focused on child and adolescent mental health services.

“The Government must avoid complacency” - RCN comments on A&E performance figures

Published: 16 January 2015

Dr Peter Carter, RCN Chief Executive, comments on NHS England's A&E performance figures for the week commencing 11 January.

"Minimums should never become maximums" – RCN responds to guidelines for A&E nurse staffing

Published: 16 January 2015

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued draft guidance to advise NHS A&E departments on how to ensure there are safe levels of nursing staff.

'Massive public health challenges need determined action' - RCN responds to Labour's approach to health

Published: 15 January 2015

The Labour Party today launched a new approach to public health, to help people take more responsibility for their own health as part of plans to ensure a sustainable NHS.

RCN supports Manifesto for Safe Staffing

Published: 14 January 2015

The Safe Staffing Alliance today launched its manifesto in Nursing Standard, calling on MPs to sign up to it in the run up to May’s General Election.

RCN criticises the Government’s 7 day working submission

Published: 09 January 2015

Tom Sanford, Director of RCN England, responds to the Department of Health’s submission to the Pay Review Body (PRB) on 7 day working for nurses

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