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Migrant health proposals are unconvincing

Published: 02 September 2013

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has expressed concerns over current Government proposals to change migrant access to free health care, questioning both the fairness and the impact on vulnerable groups that the changes could have.

Urgent amends needed to 'undemocratic' proposals

Published: 03 September 2013

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy are calling for urgent amends to the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill, which places unwarranted restrictions on organisations seeking to legitimately campaign in the run-up to a general election.

Working together to improve the care of dying people

Published: 02 September 2013

The RCN today announced its part in a new coalition make high-quality care for the dying a reality in every case, following the recent review of the Liverpool Care Pathway.

Decline in nurse numbers undermines patient care

Published: 22 August 2013

The Royal College of Nursing has expressed concern at the latest NHS workforce figures released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre, which show that 5,000 nursing posts have been lost since 2010.

Modernised HIV laws will reduce stigmatisation

Published: 15 August 2013

The Royal College of Nursing has welcomed the announcement that nursing staff with HIV will no longer be banned from carrying out medical procedures and home-testing kits for HIV will be regulated in the UK.

A&E funding must not be a short-term fix

Published: 09 August 2013

The Royal College of Nursing has welcomed the announcement of £500million of funding to relieve pressures on urgent and emergency care, but adds that this needs to be continuous funding rather than a “short-term fix”.

Patient safety must come first

Published: 06 August 2013

The Royal College of Nursing has responded to a new report looking at how to create zero harm in the NHS, following the Francis report on care failures at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

Discover our new library

Published: 05 August 2013

The RCN has opened the new Royal College of Nursing Library and Heritage Centre, the largest nursing-specific library in Europe.

NHS Change Day: get involved

Published: 01 March 2013

The Royal College of Nursing is encouraging members to get involved with NHS Change Day on 13 March.

Health care assistants call for regulation

Published: 04 March 2009

A new RCN survey of health care assistants has shown that 85% of health care assistants feel they should be regulated, and that 89% are prepared to pay towards professional regulation.

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