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Hear nursing stories of Windrush and migration at RCN Living Library event

In the run-up to Windrush Day, we’re holding a special event to share the stories of black nurses who’ve held on to their identity while fighting for their rights.    

RCN members build political support with North London MPs

On Thursday 10 June, North Central RCN London branches hosted a listening session with members and local MPs from North London. All MPs from across North Central London were invited to attend.

'Women's health needs have been side-lined for too long'

RCN demands better research, education and engagement as it seeks to influence a new women’s health strategy for England.

RCN statement calls for employers to value the role of the registered nurse

Patient safety could be compromised if risky recruitment practices continue.

RCN Congress 2021: your chance to debate important nursing issues

Compassion fatigue, 12-hour shifts and support for overseas nurses are among the topics on the agenda at our annual conference this September.

Employers must do more to recognise staff wellbeing, insists RCN

The physical and emotional wellbeing of health and care staff must be of equal priority to that of patients.

Safe nurse staffing levels coalition launched in Wales

Several organisations across Wales have joined forces calling for the Welsh Government to ensure safe nurse staffing levels.

Report by MPs finds staff shortages responsible for nurse burnout

RCN insists on legal duty for Health Secretary to ensure safe staffing levels.

RCN opens member consultation on Marie Curie pay offer

Members who work for Marie Curie are urged to have their say on 2021/22 pay offer before 2 July.

RCN urges PM to reverse overseas aid cuts

The UK government must reverse funding cuts and invest in overseas health care to support the world’s most vulnerable people.

First England-based RCN nursing cadets take up their placements

Fifteen RCN nursing cadets from Holly Lodge Combined Cadet Force are undertaking their clinical observation placements.

RCN calls for caution as restrictions are set to ease

Taking the right steps will prevent a rise in cases from becoming a wave.

Fair Pay for Nursing Campaign continues

Royal College of Nursing members in Scotland have sent a clear message that the Scottish government’s pay offer for Agenda for Change staff for 2021-22 was unacceptable. 

Government drops plan to ban staff moving between care homes following pressure from RCN

Updated guidance on restricting staff movement between care homes has been published but plans to outright ban it have been scrapped.

RCN action results in new Universal Credit payments guidance

Unnecessary and stressful confusion around benefit entitlements for nursing students not acceptable. 

Pressures of pandemic and lack of training see 50% rise in sharps injuries

Employers must ensure all nursing staff using sharp instruments get the training they need.

Nursing workforce not growing fast enough to meet demand, warns RCN

Fewer new people are joining the NMC register as more nurses near retirement.

Nursing memoir takes to the stage

Author and nurse Christie Watson has adapted her bestselling book into a theatre production.

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