RCN members are voting on how to respond to another below-inflation pay award.
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.
The RCN today wholeheartedly condemned any prejudice or racist abuse directed at nursing staff following last week’s referendum on EU membership.
Following the results of the vote on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union, the RCN has made the following statement.
The RCN is calling on patients to say thank you to nursing staff who have touched their lives.
In-Touch, RCN South West's newsletter for independent sector members, is now available.
The President of the Royal College of Nursing, Cecilia Anim, visited the Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital, The Chesterfield and met with RCN members working there.
The RCN and other unions have successfully achieved a delay in the implementation of increased car parking charges for staff working at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust until at least 1 April 2017, after which the trust has agreed to cap any rise in charges at 10p a day.
The RCN's newsletter for members working in general practice in the South West is now available to download.
A nurse from Weston Super Mare has been awarded the Ebola Medal for Service in West Africa. Malcolm Chalk undertook a week’s training before flying out to care for patients suffering from the deadly disease.
NHS trusts in the South West have spent a record £59.6 million on employing agency nursing staff in the first six months of 2015. This nears the total spend of 2014.
Two South West members are standing for election to one place on RCN Council: Victoria Brotherton and Margaret North. Ballot papers will be sent out with the October issue of RCN Bulletin and voting closes on 9 November.
Devon branch members were treated to a free consultation and an informative presentation on skin cancer and sun damage at the last Devon branch meeting. Read more and view the presentation.
A delegation of Commonwealth MPs met with members of the RCN's Devon branch in Exeter to discuss members’ participation in the electoral process.