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News and Events

The latest nursing news and RCN events

21 September Close up of hands typing on a laptop

Cuts to CPD funding risk patient care

The RCN has responded to a new report from the Council of Deans of Health highlighting the impact of cuts to CPD budgets on nursing staff and patients.

21 September Close up of a person using an asthma inhaler

Asthma being 'overlooked'

As new guidance on asthma care is released the RCN and Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS) warn the condition must be treated seriously.

16 September

School nurses vital to tackling FGM

The RCN says cuts to school nursing roles are leaving vulnerable children exposed, as a report criticises failures to deal with female genital mutilation (FGM).

15 September

Social care failings must be tackled now

The RCN has today responded to a report showing older people are paying the price for the crisis in social care funding, and calls for sustained investment.

11 Oct 2016

Dorset branch AGM

Two become one as the East and West Dorset branches merge to form the new RCN Dorset branch. Have your say about how your local RCN develops by coming to the branch AGM on 11 October. This is also a learning event with a speaker from the CCG in attendance to discuss the implications of the Dorset clinical service review. 

30 Nov 2016

Don't write me off - CPD event for nurse managers

This free one-day Royal College of Nursing South West workshop event is open to members and non-members. It will support nurse managers to recognise disability, understand their role in supporting staff with a disability, understand what a 'reasonable adjustment' is so that they can support staff to continue to work, understand the role of occupational health, and understand the legislation surrounding disability discrimination and the Equality Act (2010).

04 Oct 2016

RCN Northamptonshire - Revalidation: what you need to know and do

The RCN Northamptonshire branch has organised two more sessions to support members in understanding and undertaking the NMC revalidation process, following a similar and very successful event earlier this month. Places are limited, so book now!

20 Oct 2016

Norfolk County Conference and AGM

If you are a Norfolk member, come along to this free event and meet other RCN members and representatives from your area.