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Final Council elections of 2013 underway

Published: 07 November 2013

Elections for the final three seats on the RCN Council to be elected in 2013 are now underway. Candidates are being chosen to represent RCN students, health practitioners and south west members on the RCN Council.

End of life care proposals – your views needed

Published: 07 November 2013

The RCN is encouraging all nurses, health care support workers, patients and relatives to fill in a survey and make their views known on how to improve end of life care, following the review of the Liverpool Care Pathway.

Calling for action against Female Genital Mutilation

Published: 07 November 2013

A unique coalition of royal colleges and trade unions including the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has launched a ground-breaking report containing nine recommendations for tackling Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the UK.

Celebrating at the Nursing Times Awards 2013

Published: 01 November 2013

Dr Peter Carter, Royal College of Nursing Chief Executive & General Secretary, shares his experience at this year's Nursing Times Awards 2013, where nursing staff came together to celebrate their achievements.

RCN Foundation invests in compassion for dementia care

Published: 24 October 2013

The RCN Foundation has announced a second grant of £19,610 for a new education initiative for health care assistants (HCAs) working in dementia wards, Inside out of mind, following a hugely successful launch in Nottingham this year.

RCN supports calls for a more transparent complaints system for patients

Published: 28 October 2013

The RCN today pledged to help promote a more open, accessible and timely feedback system by producing guidance for nursing staff to help them deal with complaints sensitively and thoroughly.

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.

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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