Policy briefings, parliamentary briefings and consultation responses on the issues that matter to nursing staff
The RCN has responded to Skills for Health's consultation on learning disabilities core skills education and training framework.
The RCN has responded to the Care Quality Commission's consultation on the NHS patient survey programme.
Briefing for the Lords debate on the implications of the European Union referendum result for government policies on safe staffing levels in the NHS and social care services.
Nurses and care workers explain how they make a difference to the service users they work with in the independent and third sectors.
The RCN has responded to the Labour Party's consultation produced by the Health and Care Policy Commission to seek views on mental health and the way forward.
The RCN has responded to the Department of Health's consultation on changing how health care education is funded. The consultation outlines proposals to scrap the NHS bursary for nursing and allied health professional students and implement tuition fees and student loans. This change will result in debts of up to £59,000 per graduate. In this response the RCN outlines its opposition to this “high risk” proposal and calls on government to suspend the proposals immediately until a suitable model of funding can be found.
The RCN has responded to the General Pharmaceutical Council's consultation on Standards for Pharmacy Professionals.
The RCN has developed a briefing on CETA, further to it's ongoing work on TTIP. This briefing sets out a summary of what CETA is, why the RCN has concerns and what the next steps are in relation to ratification and lobbying.
The RCN has responded to the Department of Health's consultation on changes to nursing and midwifery council governing legislation.
This briefing outlines the RCN position in relation to the Children and Social Work Bill. The Bill makes provision for regulation of social workers and for local authorities to redesign the way they deliver children’s services. The RCN is concerned by plans to enable local authorities to apply for exemptions from the Children’s Act and is calling on the Government to put health and wellbeing at the centre of their vision for children and young people.