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  • The RCN will continue to monitor nursing associates Stephanie Aiken Stephanie Aiken 24 Oct 2016

    Nursing associates – test sites begin

    Plans for a new nursing associate role are proceeding, with the first cohort of 1000 starting a two year programme in December, and another 1000 likely to be approved as soon as April of 2017.

  • Cecilia Anim Cecilia Anim Cecilia Anim 24 Oct 2016

    One sacrifice too far

    East and North Herts pension offer is deeply distressing.

  • Back care Kim Sunley Kim Sunley 6 Oct 2016

    Back Care Aware

    Preventing back and other musculoskeletal injuries is a win, win situation for all, says Kim Sunley.

  • Work life balance Silhouette of a woman Sarah Murphy 3 Oct 2016

    Balancing act

    Striking a good work-life balance in a hectic workplace can be tough, but there are small changes everyone can make to ease the strain, says Sarah.

  • Helen Donovan flu jab Helen Donovan Helen Donovan 3 Oct 2016

    Protect yourself and your patients this winter

    RCN Professional Lead for Public Health, Helen Donovan, explains why immunisation is key for all nursing staff.

  • Nursing in Africa Janet Davies Janet Davies 3 Oct 2016

    A conference to celebrate nursing

    The RCN will welcome delegates from around the world to London this November.

  • RCN members protest over pay Josie Irwin Josie Irwin 30 Sep 2016

    We demand a fair deal

    The RCN has submitted evidence to the body that makes recommendations on NHS pay.

  • Health visitor in the home Cecilia Anim Cecilia Anim 25 Sep 2016

    Health visitors change lives - so why are their numbers decreasing?

    Latest workforce figures show that health visitor posts are being cut throughout England.

  • Anne Wells blog Anne Wells Anne Wells 12 Sep 2016

    My biggest regret

    In 1985 I opted out the NHS Pension Scheme because I wanted to buy my children new school shoes.

  • Silhouette of a woman Fiona Smith 8 Sep 2016

    We need more school nurses

    Roles are being cut when they're needed most, writes Fiona Smith.