RCN London look back on Congress 2017, held in Liverpool.
RCN report into children's public health services reveals significant failings of health visiting services in London.
One of the highlights of the nursing calendar, International Nurses Day saw celebrations taking place across London.
One in nine NHS nursing posts are vacant - what's your experience? The RCN is surveying members to understand the impact of unsafe staffing levels on nurses and patients.
RCN is calling for safe staffing levels to be enshrined in law after the new figures revealed record nurse vacancy levels, with London accounting for one in three of all vacant nursing posts in England.
In her opening Congress speech, RCN President Cecilia Anim encouraged delegates to ask themselves “what more can we do to help each other?".
The latest news on the Nurses' Day events taking place across London on 12 May.
RCN London welcome the announcement by Royal Free Charity that it has bought land at Chase Farm Hospital to provide housing for key workers.
Race equality failings are ‘badge of shame’, say RCN London
RCN members are voting on how to respond to another below-inflation pay award.
RCN London Regional Director Bernell Bussue statement on the Government decision to continue with the 1% pay cap
Figures show EU nurses quitting London hospitals and leaving UK
RCN London merit award nominations
Be Who You Want To Be Student Nursing career development conference
Cecilia Anim collected the honour from Her Majesty at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace this afternoon.
As the Parliamentary debate on nurse pay begins, RCN London urge Members of Parliament to back nurse pay rises.
The Royal College of Nursing in London has warned that a controversial programme of NHS changes could harm the future nursing workforce and endanger services if the plans are not open to scrutiny by local patients and community groups.
The results in the elections to the positions of RCN President, RCN London Board member, RCN London Student Representative and the London member on the Health and Practitioners Committee have all now been announced.
A look back on RCN London's 2016 Autumn of Learning, a series of free member-led educational events.
The London Board meet for the first time since the conclusion of the latest round of board member elections
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has sent a thank you message to the city’s nurses at a reception to mark the Royal College of Nursing’s centenary year.
London’s nurse leaders gather at City Hall today, Monday 28 November, in a special event to mark the hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).
The latest Network Newsletter for RCN Stewards, Health and Safety and Learning Representatives across London is now available to read
RCN London's rich history of producing published authors continues with three of its members seeing their work published this year.
The Royal College of Nursing is pleased to confirm Jude Diggins as its new Operational Manager for London, replacing Nora Flanagan MBE who retired earlier this year. Jude joins Sue Tarr as Operational Manager covering the London region.
As part of RCN London’s commitment to supporting members with continued learning we are putting on a series of educational branch conferences across the city this autumn.
AGM dates for 2016 have been confirmed for London’s ten RCN branches. These meetings are a chance for you to get involved, meet other active local members and help to shape the RCN’s work in your area.
Each year at Congress RCN London members take a collection for a designated charity and in 2011 the region chose to support the work of the Landirani Trust in Malawi. In June this year Regional Director Bernell Bussue on a self-funded trip had the opportunity to visit the Trust and see some of the work which was being carried out.
The next meeting of the London and South East Group will be held on 1 September 2016.
Successful Recruitment Day held at the Orpington Hospital.
London’s health recruitment crisis could get worse, the Royal College of Nursing has warned, with thousands of nurses currently working in London potentially affected by changes to immigration rules after Britain leaves the EU.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan called for an end to controversial plans to replace NHS bursaries with student loans, saying that the plans would endanger the future supply of nurses in the capital.
RCN London have been holding a series of events for members which offer support and guidance on the subject of revalidation.
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.
Several hundred RCN London Members attended RCN Congress in Glasgow, where the city provided a hearty Scottish welcome for members and staff, inspiring speeches and live debates.
On Thursday 30 June, a new statue honouring Mary Seacole will be unveiled in the garden of St Thomas’ Hospital, London, directly opposite the Houses of Parliament.
Following the results of the vote on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union, the RCN has made the following statement.
Ruth Cadbury MP for Brentford has raised concerns about housing for nursing staff at a debate in Parliament. She referenced the RCN London’s Housing Survey which was published last month.
RCN London has welcomed a vote by the London Assembly supporting the campaign to halt student loans for future nursing students.
A successful Recruitment Day was held at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust on the 27 May.
The RCN London Region hosted a special Centenary Service of Thanksgiving at St Augustine’s Church Kilburn on Wednesday 18 May.
RCN London branches have been holding celebratory events for its members throughout the capital to celebrate Nurses Day which was on 12 May. Here is a round-up of a few of the events which took place in our region...
The RCN is calling on patients to say thank you to nursing staff who have touched their lives.
Nurses’ Day takes place on 12 May each year, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Throughout the month, RCN London Branches will be hosting celebratory events for its members.
The RCN has published a survey of over a thousand members about how the cost of living affects nursing staff and their work in London. We put the results to the leading candidates to be the next Mayor of London, who have each pledged to do more to support nurses who live and work in the city.
The worrying figure is revealed today by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in the results of a survey of more than a thousand RCN members working right across the city.
The Pride London Festival celebrates diversity in the LGBT community and takes place every summer in the capital. This year, the event which promises to showcase some of the most inspiring talents around, runs from the 10th to the 26th June with the main parade happening on Saturday the 25th.
The RCN London Board met at the regional office on 20 April. Cynthia Davis and Maria Ponto were confirmed in their new positions as Board Chair and Vice Chair respectively.
RCN London has welcomed the announcement by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust that a controversial pensions offer for nursing staff is to be closed to new applicants, following a campaign by local RCN officers and representatives.
First World War nurse Edith Munro has been recognised for her bravery at a special commemoration service in East London. Senior Officer Steve Godecharle represented the Royal College of Nursing at the stone setting ceremony which remembered the courage shown by so many nurses in the conflict a century ago.
The Royal College of Nursing in London together with sister trade unions and NHS organisations have analysed the postcodes of more than 100,000 NHS staff (between 2010 and 2015) and the results show that more staff are moving out of London to live and work.
RCN London were invited to speak to the London Assembly Health Committee this week for a hearing on ‘Health workforce recruitment and retention in London’.
RCN London Operational Manager Nora Flanagan spoke to around a hundred members of the Indian Worker’s Association UK at an event at the House of Commons today. Nora was invited to speak about the RCN’s campaign to have nursing put onto the Home Office’s “shortage occupation list”.
Cynthia Davis and Maria Ponto have been elected as the new Chair and Vice Chair of the RCN London Board, taking over from Ian Norris and Matthew Hodson respectively.
The Royal College of Nursing in London today publishes new research showing the capital’s nursing shortage deepened last year, with over 10,000 vacant nursing posts in the region.
London Board Chair Ian Norris represented the RCN at the Nepalese Nursing Association UK (NNAUK) annual dinner on Saturday 5 September.
RCN London is hosting a series of day long educational conferences across the region.
RCN London has criticised plans to cut £40m from the region’s public health budget in January 2016.
RCN London staff met this week with Rupa Huq, the new Member of Parliament for Ealing Central and Acton, to discuss our work in the region.
RCN London were pleased to welcome a delegation of senior Ghanaian nurses from the Ghana Registered Nurses Association on Wednesday 1 July.
RCN London had a successful Congress in Bournemouth this week, with several hundred members from the region in attendance.
RCN London is hosting a listening event for members who have been taking part in the NMC revalidation pilots.
RCN London are today launching a new report exploring the nursing workforce in the capital in 2015.
This August Bank Holiday weekend RCN London members are invited to participate in the London to Windsor Cycle Challenge 2015
The RCN Nursing Department is helping to run an event in June which looks to share best practice for colleagues working with carers.
The Chair of the Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal has made an urgent appeal for funds in order to keep the project on track for an autumn unveiling.
BMI Hospitals have announced a number of proposed changes which will negatively affect rates of pay for overtime and enhancements and other terms and conditions for staff. We need members working at BMI to get in touch so that we can challenge the proposals together.
Nominations are now being sought for the RCN London Region Merit Award for 2015. This award is given annually to a member who has given outstanding service to the RCN and its members in the London Region.
RCN London members are invited to attend the wreath-laying ceremony in memory of Mary Seacole, which takes place on Saturday 9 May 2015.
Cecilia Anim, RCN President and Chair of the Inner North Central London Branch, was named ‘Woman of the Year’ at the Wise Women Awards this month.
RCN London members lobbied the London Assembly today calling for fair pay in the NHS and action to help end the capital’s nursing shortage.
RCN London this week welcomed students from Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan, USA.
The RCN London Board met 4 and 5 March for the first time since the election of seven new board members at the start of the year.
Dr Onkar Sahota, Chair of the London Assembly Health Committee, has given his support to the RCN’s Excess Hours Campaign.
The RCN’s Excess Hours Campaign has launched today at Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH).
RCN London has called for increased investment in out of hospital care in response today to a major review of health care in North West London.
A new poll by Conservative Peer Lord Ashcroft shows that three quarters of Londoners oppose the Government’s NHS pay freeze.
The Royal College of Nursing is seeking views from members regarding the ongoing reorganisation of hospital services in North West London under the “Shaping a Healthier Future” programme.
Labour MP John Cryer has raised RCN concerns about London’s nursing shortage to Prime Minister David Cameron.
Assembly Member Nicky Gavron has raised RCN concerns about London’s nursing shortage with Mayor Boris Johnson.
RCN London members have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours 2015.