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Finances sound but demand for services grows

Published: 18 June 2014

The RCN is in a robust financial position but faces challenges as the demand for services increases.

Members must stand together, says President

Published: 18 June 2014

Nursing staff must stand together and send a “strong message” that they are tired of being treated with contempt, Andrea Spyropoulos said in her farewell speech as President.

RCN members reaffirm their belief that NHS should be free at the point of delivery

Published: 18 June 2014

Delegates at today’s RCN Congress in Liverpool debated the issue of charging patients for GPs visits, an issue which would affect everyone who works in primary health care.

Clarity needed on future NHS funding

Published: 18 June 2014

Today RCN Congress will be debating patient charges for GP visits.

Don’t take nursing for granted, urges Francis

Published: 17 June 2014

While the technicalities of nursing are important, it’s vital not to lose sight of the essential aspects of nursing care, Sir Robert Francis QC told Congress in a keynote address.

RCN warns that district nurses face 'extinction' in 2025

Published: 17 June 2014

The RCN has today issued an unprecedented warning that district nurses are currently “critically endangered” and face extinction by the end of 2025 if urgent investment is not made.

Make me a promise, says Lilley

Published: 16 June 2014

Independent health policy analyst, writer and commentator Roy Lilley shared the “nine things that keep me awake at night” with a packed Congress audience.

Improving patient care in A&E requires better workforce planning and education

Published: 16 June 2014

Inadequate staffing in emergency departments across the UK risks undermining the quality of care received by patients.

Nurses and midwives honoured

Published: 16 June 2014

The RCN today congratulated several nurses and midwives who were honoured for their work in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this weekend.

Determined to win

Published: 16 June 2014

A passionate keynote speech brought Congress to its feet in rapturous applause today as Dr Peter Carter demonstrated his determination to win the fight for fair pay.

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