The UK picture
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.
Members working in Health and Social Care [HSC] services in Northern Ireland will take industrial action from 3 December.
RCN writes to party leaders demanding action on key threats to nursing and health.
Members of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in Northern Ireland have voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action, including strike action, over the nurse staffing crisis and pay.
Find out all you need to know about our campaigning work across the UK and what you can do to demand safe staffing levels.