Nursing Counts

General Election 2019

Email your Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPCs) and ask them to demonstrate their commitment to nursing by becoming an RCN Nursing Champion.

Take action

Safe staffing saves lives

Sign our petition to demand action from the Government to fix the nursing workforce crisis in England.

Add your voice

Help beat the flu

This winter we're encouraging nursing staff to get vaccinated.

Our position on the party manifestos

Read Dame Donna's General Election 2019 blog on what we're asking the parties to prioritise.
11 December

Scrap 'cruel and heartless' immigration health surcharge

RCN urges all parties seeking to form the next government to make an explicit commitment to rescind the current Immigration Health Surcharge for nursing staff. 

10 December

Industrial action in Northern Ireland continues after RCN rejects pay offer

Nursing staff remain determined to secure safe staffing and pay equality.

6 December

Welsh government confirms extension of safe nurse staffing legislation to paediatric inpatient wards

The RCN welcomes the announcement but will continue to fight for the law to cover more health care settings. 

5 December

Five-week window to address fall in nursing student numbers

The RCN has written to political party leaders demanding urgent funding for England’s nursing students in the first budget of the next government. 


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Political pledge digest

Find out what each of the main political parties are pledging for nursing ahead of the general election on 12 December

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Page last updated - 10/12/2019