Nursing students from the University of Birmingham held a public celebration of International Nurses’ Day on 12 May in Birmingham city centre by demonstrating basic life support and first aid skills.
In her opening Congress speech, RCN President Cecilia Anim encouraged delegates to ask themselves “what more can we do to help each other?".
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.
A new network to support health care assistants in the West Midlands has been launched by the RCN in the region.
Nurses, hospice staff and representatives from interested organisations attended a conference in Birmingham exploring end-of life issues.
Further cuts in the number of beds at community hospitals in North Staffordshire risk damaging patient care unless district nursing teams are expanded to help look after redirected patients at home, the RCN has warned.
The RCN West Midlands Regional Office in Birmingham has moved, but it hasn’t gone very far.
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.