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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

Sign the petition calling for an end to the 1% pay cap for NHS nursing staff. At 100,000 signatures, it will be considered for debate in Parliament.

68,500 signatures to the petition on nursing pay
1 December Nurses looking at a patient file

'Nursing has to constantly evolve', says RCN

The RCN supports progression paths for nurses but warns some proposals by the Health Secretary will not solve the staffing problem in the health service.

30 November HCAs sharing notes

NMC asked to regulate nursing associates

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) should regulate the new nursing associate 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.