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.
Almost 120 RCN members from the West Midlands celebrated the College's 100th birthday at a special conference in Wolverhampton.
A project led by the RCN to reduce the risk of discrimination against Black and Minority Ethnic nursing staff facing disciplinary action has been named runner-up in a national awards competition for excellence in HR management.
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.