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News and Events

The latest nursing news and RCN events

Critical Care Nursing Workshop 2016

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Save the date! The 2016 Critical Care Nursing Workshop is taking place on 9 July.

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26 May Health care assistant checking blood pressure

Nursing associate role gets green light

RCN responds to news that plans for a new nursing support role in England will go ahead.

26 May NAO report on older people

NHS must invest in the community to tackle needless hospital stays, says RCN

The Royal College of Nursing has responded to news from the National Audit Office that many older people are still being kept in hospital without a need for acute clinical care.

26 May

Speakers announced for International Centenary Conference

Delegates will explore the challenges facing nursing and opportunities to advance the profession.

25 May

RCN students join mass lobby of parliament

Nursing students call on the Government to halt plans to scrap the NHS bursary in England.

11 Aug 2016

RCN Black Country Local Learning Event: CARING: 6Cs in Practice - Improving quality of care through equality and diversity

This session, presented by Wendy Irwin, RCN Diversity and Equalities Co-ordinator, will focus on how the core skills around communication and addressing cultural competence can all be deployed to create a stronger team environment as well as improve the patient experience.

10 Aug 2016

RCN Birmingham East and North and Solihull Local Learning Event: Coroner's Court - what a nurse needs to know

This session will be presented by Sharon Cunningham, Clinical Investigation and Legal Manager, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital. It will be followed by a reflective practice session.

09 Aug 2016

RCN Herefordshire Local Learning Event: Delegation responsibilities

Whether you’re a nurse, a student nurse, a health care assistant or an assistant practitioner, the principles of delegation and accountability are important to you and your patients.

09 Aug 2016

RCN Birmingham West and Sandwell Local Learning Event: 6Cs in practice - Nurses caring for their own mental health

The importance of improving health and well-being of all health care professionals, including nurses, is well documented. This session will help you find out more about the service options and resources that are available to help you improve your health, wellbeing, resourcefulness and resilience.