The Royal College of Nursing is demanding that the UK follows Wales’ lead and protects safe staffing levels with new legislation.
In her opening Congress speech, RCN President Cecilia Anim encouraged delegates to ask themselves “what more can we do to help each other?".
The Welsh Government launched their nurse recruitment campaign 'Train.Work.Live' today
The Royal College of Nursing Wales has joined the bid to create a Nation of Lifesavers by partnering with the British Heart Foundation to provide the kit and training to help people who have a cardiac arrest.
RCN members are voting on how to respond to another below-inflation pay award.
The Royal College of Nursing in Wales is delighted to announce the official launch of the RCN in Wales Nurse of the Year Awards for 2017 at St. Cadoc’s Hospital, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.
RCN Wales responds to Health Secretary Vaughan Gething's announcement on the NHS pay award
RCN in Wales responds to Publication of ‘GP Services in Wales: The Perspective of Older People’ by Sarah Rochira, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales
Cecilia Anim collected the honour from Her Majesty at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace this afternoon.
£95 million is due to be invested to support a range of education and training programmes for healthcare professionals in Wales
Tina Donnelly tells us that local authorities must work closely with third sector organisations to ensure "clear and effective working arrangements"
RCN Wales welcomes this investment which will help to ensure a sustainable social care sector in Wales
Tina Donnelly, Director, RCN Wales reflects on 2016 and wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Health, Social Care and Sport Committee releases its report on the inquiry into winter preparedness 2016/17
RCN Wales Director encourages frontline nurses to have the flu vaccination this winter
Tina Donnelly responds to the results of the NHS Wales Staff Survey 2016
Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport announces that the NHS bursary for student nurses will be retained in Wales for 2017/18
Sian Thomas, Consultant Nurse in Child Health at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, is named RCN in Wales Nurse of the Year 2016
Director Tina Donnelly responds to news that NHS spending will increase by £240 million
Welsh Government plans to double the capital limit used in charging for residential social care
What helps you cope with the emotional demands of your work?
Tina Donnelly speaks out on social care issues in Wales
Cecilia Anim and Tina Donnelly attended the The Ghana Nurses Association Annual Conference 2016 earlier this year
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.
Tina Donnelly asks that the public health agenda in Wales is looked at in order to benefit those in need.
Alison Davies urges vital investment in school nursing in order to help tackle the crisis in children's mental health and wellbeing.
The Welsh perspective on the true impact of the NHS financial crisis, following a survey of 10,000 RCN members.
Nurses tell us training and awareness is key if Sickle Cell Disease treatment is to be improved.
Tina Donnelly welcomed these "excellent results" but highlighted that there was room for improvement.
Who is now responsible for health and social services across Wales after the 2016 National Assembly for Wales election?
The Welsh Government has confirmed they will extend the law into further settings following an agreement with Kirsty Williams AM.
Today Carwyn Jones has been nominated as First Minister of Wales, leading a Labour Minority Welsh Government.
The RCN is calling on patients to say thank you to nursing staff who have touched their lives.
Tina Donnelly, Director, RCN Wales launched the RCN in Wales Nurse of the Year Awards for 2016 at St. Cadoc’s Hospital, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016 is given Royal Assent
Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales joined RCN Wales for a rededication ceremony
'The Future of Nursing Education in Wales: Education Strategy' was launched today at RCN Wales HQ
The Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill has passed through stage four of the law making process in the National Assembly for Wales, meaning it now only requires Royal Assent to become law.
RCN in Wales supports the Welsh Government's planned additional investment in nurse training places.
RCN in Wales shows their support for plans to improve eye care services for children attending special schools in Wales.
RCN Wales expresses delight at bill progressing to its final stage.
RCN Wales asks us to remember the health care professionals who will be working over Christmas to keep the health service open for business.
RCN Wales responds to the British Journal of Anaesthesia's research regarding the impact poor staffing levels has on patient care.
RCN Wales responds to the news that plans to temporarily remove consultant-led maternity services are to be reversed.
Tina Donnelly speaks out following the UK Government's decision to abolish bursaries for nursing students in England.
The National Assembly for Wales' Health and Social Care Committee (HSCC) has voted in favour of phase 2 of the bill.
Claire Harris was named the overall winner at the RCN in Wales Nurse of the Year Awards 2015.
A new survey has revealed that a majority (57%) of Britons believe the UK can afford to improve nurses’ pay.
The Welsh Government commissioned Health Professional Education Investment Review focuses on investment in our nursing workforce.
An RCN Wales commissioned poll of the Welsh public shows strong support for the Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill.
A freedom of information request from Plaid Cymru highlights a nurse vacancy crisis in the Welsh NHS.
RCN Wales shows support for the annual campaign asking patients to choose the correct health services this Winter.
RCN Wales welcomes the UK Government's announcement that nurses will be added to the 'Shortage Occupation List'.
RCN Wales comments on the announcement that the Nursing and Midwifery Council has decided to introduce revalidation for all nurses and midwives in the UK.
Tina Donnelly, Director, RCN Wales was one of the first in the queue to receive her flu vaccination at Velindre Cancer Centre, to mark the launch of this year’s ‘Beat Flu’ campaign in Wales.
RCN members in Wales believe that protecting safe nursing staffing levels must be the first priority for the next Welsh Government.
A new RCN survey reveals that learning disability nurses have serious concerns about the impact that cuts are having on the 1.5 million people living with a learning disability in the UK.
New RCN research reveals that changes to immigration rules will risk intensifying the severe shortage of nurses in the UK, compromising patient safety, as well as costing the health service millions.
The Welsh Government announced today that it is to invest £20 million-a-year in its Intermediate Care Fund, which aims to support schemes of improving out-of-hospital care and assist patients in returning home from hospital.
The Royal College of Nursing in Wales is delighted that the National Assembly for Wales voted to support the introduction of legislation for safe nurse staffing levels in Wales. The Bill will now progress to Stage 2.
The National Assembly for Wales will vote tomorrow on the principle of a proposed new law which would ensure hospitals in Wales have safe nurse staffing levels.
Tina Donnelly, Director, RCN Wales responds to Welsh Government’s news of social care reform.
Secure the future of our nursing workforce and save patients’ lives.
An RCN survey of more than 14,000 staff, with over 700 respondents working in Wales, has revealed that nearly a fifth (18.3%) of nursing staff were unable to complete essential training and Continued Professional Development (CPD) due to a lack of funds and staff shortages.
Today, Tina Donnelly, Director, RCN Wales launched the RCN in Wales Nurse of the Year Awards for 2015 at Spire Cardiff Hospital.
This evening, Assembly Members will be hearing first person accounts from nurses working at the front line of care in Wales about the staffing pressures they are facing – an issue that is putting patient lives at risk on a daily basis.
Tina Donnelly, Director, RCN Wales responds to Welsh Government’s investment in Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service.
RCN Chief Executive & General Secretary cautions over political point scoring over the NHS in Wales.
David Wallace, Associate Director (Employment Relations), RCN Wales responds to Welsh Government’s £80 million investment in NHS staff.
The Royal College of Nursing is calling on all political parties to protect patient care across the UK.
Tina Donnelly, Director, RCN Wales responds to Welsh Government's £40 million investment announcement.
Tina Donnelly, Director, RCN Wales responds to pressures facing the Welsh NHS.
The New Year welcomes the opportunity for nurses in Wales to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Ty Maeth, the RCN Welsh Board Headquarters in Cardiff.