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Three days of free CPD starts today

Our online education programme runs from Saturday 18 to Monday 20 September and includes a range of virtual learning sessions.

'Resilience doesn’t lie in individuals, it lies between individuals'

Leading psychologist explains how nursing staff can support each other through traumatic events during online lecture for RCN members.  

World Patient Safety Day must be ‘wake-up call’ for ministers to tackle nursing workforce crisis

RCN continues to campaign for safe staffing as nursing profession faces difficult winter.

NHS pay deal consultation: vast majority of RCN members who voted say 3% is unacceptable

Members working for the NHS in England and Wales have had their say to inform our next steps. 

‘The bill as it stands will not address nursing workforce shortages’

RCN chief gives evidence to Health and Care Bill committee, insisting the Health Secretary be made accountable for safe nurse staffing in new legislation passing through parliament. 

'We have concerns around mandating vaccines'

RCN responds to launch of government consultation on making COVID-19 and flu vaccination a condition of deployment for frontline health and care workers in England.

Pay campaign latest: members host silent protests over paltry NHS pay deal

Nursing staff today hold silent protests across England and Wales as ministers fail to listen to growing anger over pay.

RCN launches new phone lines to support members affected by sexual harassment

There is no greater priority than the safety, security and wellbeing of our members and staff.  

RCN welcomes new WHO global strategic directions for nursing and midwifery

The WHO Global Strategic Directions set policy priorities that can help nurses and midwives play a leading role in achieving universal health coverage.

NHS nursing vacancies at record high

New NHS Scotland workforce statistics published today (7th September 2021) show nursing and midwifery vacancies have been at a record high since March, with over 4,800 posts unfilled.

Carol Webley-Brown elected to represent London members on RCN Council

Carol will take on the role immediately after being elected unopposed.  

RCN Congress: event to focus on nursing education programme

Council responds to members’ concerns – business agenda will no longer take place.

Transforming the RCN: an independent review into the organisational culture of the RCN

The College is determined to deliver fundamental change for members and staff.

RCN Congress 2021 to be held exclusively online

There is no greater priority for the Royal College of Nursing than the safety, security and wellbeing of its members.

Scottish Greens should use Government influence to push for fair pay for nursing

Our members are clear that with around 3,300 nursing vacancies in our NHS alone, fair pay is needed to ensure we recruit and retain the nursing staff needed to provide the best patient care and recover from this pandemic. 

Safety critical role of nursing must be valued

The Royal College of Nursing is calling on the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care to act now to recognise the contribution of Scotland’s nursing staff.

NHS pay consultation opens: have your say now

RCN members working for the NHS in England and Wales have a chance to say whether a 3% pay award is acceptable or unacceptable.

RCN launches app to help members campaign for fair pay for nursing

The campaigning app will support members looking to advocate for fair pay, safe staffing and effective care during our summer of action.

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