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Safe staffing legislation which covers NHS hospitals has already been introduced in Wales.
The RCN is continuing to campaign to ensure that this law improves the situation for nursing teams and their patients. The RCN is also working with the Welsh Government to extend the legislation to other areas of nursing.
The RCN is currently preparing to ballot members in Northern Ireland on industrial action, including strike action, in relation to safe and effective care. This includes safe nurse staffing and pay equality.
College launches advertising campaign to encourage people to speak out about nurse shortages.
The RCN insists action is needed now to fill the increasing gaps in the nursing workforce.
The RCN urges the health secretary to invest in nursing staff and end the workforce crisis.
Find out all you need to know about our campaigning work across the UK and what you can do to demand safe staffing levels.