Cecilia Anim collected the honour from Her Majesty at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace this afternoon.
The RCN has secured a landmark victory for a member who suffered an injury while caring for a patient and was subsequently refused Permanent Injury Benefit under the NHS Injury Benefit Scheme.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has commented on new figures from NHS Protect showing that attacks on NHS staff in England have risen sharply in the past year, with more than 70,000 assaults reported overall.
RCN president Cecilia Anim paid tribute to Royal College of Nursing founder Dame Sidney Browne's contribution to nursing by laying a wreath on her grave at Cheltenham Crematorium.
The Royal College of Nursing has serious concerns regarding the manner in which sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) in England are being developed - in most cases with an unnecessary lack of openness and transparency.
The autumn/winter issue of Practice Matters, our newsletter for RCN members working in general practice in the South West, has been published.
The autumn/winter issue of In Touch, our newsletter for RCN members working in the independent sector in the South West, has been published.
Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group's preferred option for the future configuration of hospitals in Dorset will be put out to public consultation at the end of October. We urge Dorset RCN members and their friends and family to comment on the proposals when the public consultation is launched.
Recruitment problems already experienced by many NHS employers in the South West region could get worse, with thousands of nurses potentially affected by changes to EU immigration rules after Brexit.
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.