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Patients’ needs must determine staffing levels

Published: 15 July 2014

The RCN today urged all hospitals to use new NICE safe staffing guidelines for registered nurse staffing levels.

Celebrating the RCN Library and Heritage Centre’s contribution to nursing knowledge

Published: 11 July 2014

The first birthday of the Royal College of Nursing Library and Heritage Centre has been marked with a special event celebrating its contribution to professional nursing knowledge.

RCN calls for better support for dying patients

Published: 10 July 2014

The Royal College of Nursing is calling for better provision of care for dying people who wish to spend their last days at home.

RCN hails nursing role in organ donation

Published: 09 July 2014

The RCN is supporting National Transplant Week, an annual event designed to encourage people to make their wishes known about what should happen to their organs after death.

New Chair of Congress elected

Published: 09 July 2014

Stuart McKenzie has been elected Chair of RCN Congress.

Advice for members on 10 July strike action

Published: 09 July 2014

Unions with members working in local government and schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are taking strike action on Thursday 10 July after rejecting a 1% pay offer.

Organisational culture must support staff to apologise when things go wrong

Published: 13 January 2014

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today called for leadership across the NHS to create a culture where all staff know they can be open when mistakes are made.

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.

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.

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