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All the latest on current nursing issues, including employment matters, health and safety in the workplace, public health policy and clinical skills, as well as updates on the work of the RCN.

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  • 21 Feb 2017

    Report highlights need for more staff engagement with STPs

    The RCN has urged the Government to ensure NHS staff, patients and the public are all involved in proposed reforms to the health and care system, after a new report on sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) was published by the King’s Fund.

  • 14 Feb 2017

    RCN calls for appropriate funding for STPs

    Proper funding and consultation is key to making sure Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) solve, rather than exacerbate, the problems of England’s health and care system, the RCN has said.

  • 13 Feb 2017

    Proposed changes at Leonard Cheshire Disability

    Leonard Cheshire Disability are currently consulting on proposed changes to pay, terms and conditions.  The RCN is encouraging its members to respond to the consultation and will provide support to members where required.

  • 9 Feb 2017

    Patients suffering due to missed targets, says RCN

    Data leaked to the BBC shows A&E patients in England faced the longest trolley waits on record in January.

  • 2 Feb 2017

    Fall in applicants 'threatens nursing's future'

    The latest figures from UCAS confirm RCN fears over the impact of charging nursing students university fees.

  • 2 Feb 2017

    Pay uplift agreed at Four Seasons Health Care Homes

    Following last month’s pay ballot of RCN members who work for FSHC, the RCN has agreed a pay uplift of between 1 and 1.5 percent for all those staff who have not received any increase since April 2016.

  • 31 Jan 2017

    MPs debate the cap on nursing pay

    Two hour debate showed cross party consensus for the Government to end its policy of pay restraint.

  • 30 Jan 2017

    RCN members to lobby MPs over pay

    The lobby comes ahead of a debate by MPs on the 1% cap on nursing pay awards this afternoon.

  • 30 Jan 2017

    Pay ballot at brighterkind care homes

    Following pay negotiations, brighterkind (part of the Four Seasons Health Care Group) have made an offer of increased pay for their care home workforce. The RCN is sending information and ballot papers to members employed by brighterkind.

  • 25 Jan 2017

    New document to help prevent falls

    Following the publication of a joint statement, the RCN says it’s ‘vital’ that older people are able to live independently for as long as possible.

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