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‘Radical action needed to boost nursing workforce’

RCN responds to new NMC data showing a 13% increase in people leaving the profession.

RCN exhibition offers ‘unique insight’ into history of learning disability nursing

It’s the first library event to be held at RCN headquarters since the start of the pandemic.

Neurodiverse nursing staff: new RCN guidance provides practical advice and support

Our resources aim to help create more inclusive workplaces. 

COVID-19 public inquiry chair calls for broader scope, after RCN input

We spoke up, and were listened to, as it’s recommended that the unequal impact of COVID-19 forms part of the inquiry. 

Book now for the AGM

Members can find out more about how the organisation is run at next month’s important meeting.

RCN celebrates the #BestOfNursing for Nurses’ Day 2022

We’re showcasing the wonderful work that nursing staff do across the UK today, as poll reveals the public believe nurses make the biggest contribution to society.

We've responded to the Queen's speech

RCN responds to Queen’s speech, calling for urgent action to address the workforce crisis.

Pat Cullen to remain RCN General Secretary & Chief Executive until end of 2023

RCN Council confirmed the extension during its meeting on 29 April 2022.

Glove Awareness Week: make one change for sustainability

By reducing unnecessary glove use, nursing staff can help make health care more sustainable. What can you do to reduce your glove use?

RCN marks International Workers Memorial Day with a minute's silence

Health care staff who lost their lives to COVID-19 will be remembered. The ongoing risks faced by nursing professionals during the pandemic must be central to the public inquiry to come. 

'We'll never stop fighting for safe staffing'

RCN pledges to keep campaigning as new law gets passed in England without key changes to address the nursing workforce crisis and protect patient care. 

Emergency department pressures: System-wide solutions needed to tackle emergency care crisis

As nursing staff emerge from one of the hardest bank holiday weekends, more must be done to urgently address the immense challenges.

‘COVID-19 has shown how important language is for effective infection prevention and control’

We commissioned expert analysis of current guidance to reduce the risk of inconsistent and confusing terminology.

Join us for Nurses’ Day 2022

Find out how you can get involved in the day and help us showcase the #BestOfNursing.

National insurance hike and rising inflation leaves experienced nurses over £900 worse off

New RCN analysis highlights concerning financial outlook for nursing staff, even with proposed NHS pay rise in parts of the UK. 

Fair mileage rates now: RCN writes to England’s chief nurses for support

Our campaign for an urgent mileage rate review continues as cost-of-living crisis escalates.

Ministers must extend life assurance scheme for nursing staff contracting COVID-19 at work, insists RCN

Nursing staff who die from COVID-19 after this week will not be entitled to a life assurance payment despite ongoing loss of life.

Government fails to stand up for patients in vote on law change

Despite RCN members and supporters sending 10,000 emails urging MPs to help address the nursing workforce crisis, the majority of MPs voted against a crucial change to the Health and Care Bill. 

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