In her opening Congress speech, RCN President Cecilia Anim encouraged delegates to ask themselves “what more can we do to help each other?".
RCN members are voting on how to respond to another below-inflation pay award.
Cecilia Anim collected the honour from Her Majesty at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace this afternoon.
We are seeking feedback from members employed by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust on a new pay protection policy due to be introduced by the Trust on 1 March.
Pay rises together worth at least £85,000 for bosses at the organisation that runs community health services in Lincolnshire were today criticised by the RCN as an insult to demoralised nursing staff feeling the pinch of a 14% cut in their real-terms pay over the past six years.
The RCN says ‘ominous’ plans to cut almost 650 front-line NHS nursing and allied health jobs in Nottinghamshire pose a serious risk of damaging patient care if they go ahead.
The Lord Mayor of Nottingham pays tribute to the RCN and the work of nurses at a civic reception to mark the College's centenary.
A nationwide walk celebrating the 100th birthday of the RCN reaches a special milestone on Friday 15 July when it passes through Derbyshire, the childhood home of Florence Nightingale.
Over the next few weeks RCN members will begin to hear directly from their branch and forum executives, by email, on social media and on the RCN website.
The RCN today wholeheartedly condemned any prejudice or racist abuse directed at nursing staff following last week’s referendum on EU membership.