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Royal College of Nursing

Representing nurses and nursing, promoting excellence in practice, shaping health policies

Scrap the 1% cap on NHS pay awards

The petition on nursing pay has reached 100,000 signatures and will now be debated in Parliament. Discover more ways to campaign.

100,000+ signatures to the petition on nursing pay
17 January Close up of the Houses of Parliament

Parliament to debate nursing pay

A petition urging the Government to scrap an NHS pay cap of 1% has reached 100,000 signatures.

12 January Nursing associate smiling at a patient

Nursing associates – everything you need to know

As the first trainee nursing associates join the workforce, we answer the key questions about this new support role.


Developments in nursing, health care and the work of the RCN.


Upcoming RCN workshops, lectures, ceremonies and conferences.


Celebrating Nursing Practice

Celebrating Nursing Practice

Do you have an idea that could improve nursing practice? Could you benefit from further funding and the help of an expert mentor? Why not submit your idea as part of our centenary project.

Submit your idea


The latest RCN guidance and briefings for nursing staff.


Advice to help you through each of the revalidation requirements.


The latest blogs about nursing, health care and the work of the RCN.