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Royal College of Nursing

Representing nurses and nursing, promoting excellence in practice, shaping health policies

Planned maintenance work 16-17 March

Some RCN online services will be unavailable from 8.30pm Friday 16 March until approximately 5pm Saturday 17 March while we carry out planned maintenance work. Affected services include:

  • MyRCN
  • RCN Xtra
  • Online joining
  • Event booking (including Congress booking)
  • RCN Forums and Networks
  • Member Communications Centre
  • Reps Hub & case management portal.

16 March

Student nurses face hardship after loan payment error

The RCN has called on the Student Loans Company (SLC) to write off the overpayments which could leave many struggling.

15 March

Royal reception celebrates nursing

RCN members were among 350 nursing staff honoured at a Buckingham Palace reception hosted by Prince Charles.

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Nurses' Day 2018

This year we’re celebrating the modern and highly skilled profession nursing is in 2018. Order your free #ThisNurse party pack so you’re ready to celebrate on 12 May.

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Decriminalisation of termination of pregnancy

We want to know your views on the principle of removing criminal sanctions from termination of pregnancy.

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