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The Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016 was the first of its kind in the UK.
RCN Wales continues to campaign to protect patient care and empower the ward sister/charge nurse by advocating for the extension of the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016 to children inpatient wards, mental health inpatient wards, community and care home settings.
RCN and other unions warn exhausted workers could quit their jobs after second wave of COVID-19.
The government must make decisions about NHS service provision based on available numbers of nursing staff and what they can safely maintain.
New report highlights the need for action to address stress and burnout in the profession.
The RCN is calling for urgent action to address the shortage of nursing staff across the health and care system. This includes giving nursing staff a meaningful pay rise.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today launches its ‘Fair Pay for Nursing’ campaign to demand a 12.5% pay rise for nursing staff across the UK.
RCN Wales responds to the publication of a new report by the NMC on its annual registration data between April 2019 to March 2020
Commenting in response to today’s publication of a strategic framework for rebuilding HSC services, Pat Cullen, Director of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in Northern Ireland said:
The guidelines aim to ensure the NHS can continue to operate a safety-first approach as lockdown restrictions ease.
Our survey reveals thousands of nursing professionals from across the UK are being asked to work without the right personal protective equipment (PPE) or to reuse single-use items.
The number of nursing and midwifery posts vacant across Scotland’s NHS remains a major concern, according to the Royal College of Nursing.