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Free creative workshop guide

As part of the Shining a Light exhibition, we commissioned artist Alice Briggs to create an activity guide, enabling carers to lead creative workshops in their care homes. 

General election 2024: ‘Don’t make the NHS and social care a political football’

 As the Prime Minister calls for a 4 July election, we’re urging all political parties to make firm commitments to nursing staff. 

RCN Scotland calls for a nursing retention strategy as workforce crisis shows little sign of improvement

In our third instalment of ‘The Nursing Workforce in Scotland’ report published today (15 May), it is evident that Scotland’s nursing workforce crisis is showing little sign of improvement.

RCN helps secure thousands of pounds for wrongly paid nurses

Several intensive care nurses will receive up to £36,000 each after successfully having their jobs evaluated. Many more nursing staff could be eligible. 

RCN celebrates Nurses' Day 2024

We’re highlighting our skilled nursing profession and celebrating nursing staff all weekend.

RCN defines levels of nursing beyond registration

These new definitions will help registered nurses as they aspire to practice at these levels, as well as give clarity to employers, higher education institutions and the public. They can be applied across all fields of nursing and in all settings.

HM King Charles announced as new RCN patron

We are honoured to announce His Majesty King Charles III as our new patron, continuing the RCN’s established line of royal support.

RCN urges new First Minister to prioritise urgent action to tackle health and care crisis

As the new First Minister comes into post, RCN Scotland is calling on the Scottish government to get to grips with the workforce crisis that is facing our health and social care services and focus on delivering safe and effective care for the people of Scotland.

RCN begins recruitment for permanent General Secretary and Chief Executive

The role needs a visionary leader with an unwavering commitment to nursing.

'Dangerous stress levels have become normalised'

RCN calls on NHS leaders and the UK government to bring forward an action plan to tackle dangerous levels of stress and anxiety, including measures to boost recruitment to ease pressure.

RCN hosts first anti-racism summit

Attendees were introduced to phase one of the plan to transform the RCN into an anti-racist organisation and had discussions around what this would look and feel like.

Professor Jane Ball to lead new RCN Institute of Nursing Excellence

The Institute will set standards and affirm our position as the voice of nursing.

RCN announces influential speakers for Congress 2024

Our annual nursing event returns with keynote talks from 3 inspirational leaders.

Nurses' Day 2024: Celebrating the value of nursing

On Sunday 12 May, we’ll be highlighting our skilled nursing profession and celebrating all nursing staff.  

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care hears concerns of nursing staff

RCN members met Victoria Atkins to share challenges facing the profession, including low pay, staff shortages, patient safety, and lack of support for overseas staff and nursing students. 

A fresh start for nursing pay? RCN responds to government consultation

Evidence gathered from thousands of nursing staff could lead to the biggest overhaul of nursing pay since Agenda for Change was introduced 20 years ago.

Story Swap Art Project in Wales

As part of our new exhibition, Shining a Light, we commissioned artist Alice Briggs to lead a workshop with support staff and care home residents. 

Pay justice needed now: research reveals depths of nursing pay cut

Above-inflation pay rise needed now, as new report shows concerning real-terms decline in public sector pay.

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