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Quality and Safety Bulletin

All the latest in quality and safety with the RCN's Quality and Safety Bulletin. 

If you'd like to keep up to date with all the latest in quality and safety, you can subscribe to the Quality and Safety Bulletin. The Bulletin highlights the professional work of the RCN and features all the latest news on the following: quality improvement, patient safety, evidence-based practice, patient and staff-focused care and eHealth.

Developing a 2030 Vision for Nursing 

A new project from NHS Scotland, that aims to produce a vision for maximising the nursing contribution to health and well-being, is seeking input from nurses and nursing students. It will set out what nursing needs to look like by 2030 and capture the things that nurses do well, along with the things that need to change and be done differently.

See: Developing a 2030 Vision for Nursing

RCN highlights

The latest news from the RCN on professional issues including publications, policy briefings, events and NICE consultations.

Quality improvement

Learn more about developments in quality improvement through content giving practice examples, describing tools, learning through innovation and case studies, commentary and statistics.

Patient safety

Follow this theme to discover what patient safety means as a practice. We share learning from practitioners, and researchers and findings from the developing field of human factors in healthcare.

Evidence based practice

This theme explores what it means to practise in line with best available evidence. It highlights evidence based practice guidelines, research and other tools and updates on evidence based techniques and processes from across the UK. International content from credible resources is also included.

Patient focus

Patient focus looks at the issues that relate to partnership working and shared decision making. It covers people’s human rights including the right to privacy and confidentiality.


eHealth covers the ways technologies can act as key enablers in delivering healthcare in today’s society. It’s much more than any one type of technology or device. We are seeing the appearance of new operational models supported by technology.

Staff focus

This theme highlights health and morale of the workforce. A positive working environment benefits staff and patients. Creating the best possible working conditions for nursing staff enables them to deliver the highest standards of patient care.

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Quality and Safety eBulletin, issue 54

Issue 54, 27 October 2016


International Centenary Conference

The RCN International Centenary Conference is a unique international nursing event which will reflect on the past 100 years of nursing and help plan for the next 100, whilst celebrating the RCN’s centenary.

International Centenary Conference