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News and Events

The latest nursing news and RCN events

21 June

No mention of pay cap in Queen's Speech

The RCN has criticised the Prime Minister’s failure to scrap the public sector pay cap in the Queen’s Speech today.

21 June

First protocol for animals in health care

The RCN is creating the first ever nationwide protocol for animals in health care in a bid to encourage more hospitals to explore animal therapy.

19 June

Unions send message to PM

The Royal College of Nursing has joined forces with 14 unions representing the NHS workforce to demand Theresa May ends the 1% cap on NHS pay.

19 June

RCN Foundation consults on funding structure

The RCN Foundation is consulting members on plans to amalgamate three of its main funds into two.

  • 02 May 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 Edinburgh

    'A healthful form of work'

    An exhibition of the history of public health nursing from the rise of social reform in the 19th century to the present day.

  • 22 Jun 2017 Swindon

    Safeguarding women in Wiltshire

    This event will focus on safeguarding the health and safety of vulnerable people across Wiltshire and will include talks on sexual exploitation, prostitution, drug trafficking, and domestic violence.  Open to all, this learning event will be especially relevant to students and nursing staff working in emergency care, urgent care, walk-in centres, general practice and sexual health. A light buffet lunch will be provided. 

  • 23 Jun 2017 Torquay

    Torbay branch study day

    Torbay branch members are holding a study day on 23 June. The morning sessions are aimed at health care assistants and assistant practitioners while the afternoon sessions are for registered nurses. All are welcome - you can join the RCN on the day.

  • 23 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017 Belfast

    Mental capacity workshops 2017

    Mental Capacity Workshops

  • 23 Jun 2017 Diss

    Joint Suffolk & Norfolk Branch Development Day

    RCN Suffolk and Norfolk branch members are invited to come along to this event with 6 hours participatory CPD.

  • 24 Jun 2017 London

    Travel Health Competence: Pointing you in the right direction

    This event is fully booked. Call 02920546460 to be added to the waiting list.

  • 24 Jun 2017 Birmingham

    HCA Development Network: Career Progression


  • 24 Jun 2017 London

    Art and War: from the Cold War to Afghanistan

    War artists have depicted the work of nurses in conflict zones since at least the Crimean War.

  • 25 Jun 2017 Glasgow

    Walking through the history of public health

    Take a walk along the spine of old Glasgow, from the medieval cathedral to the River Clyde.

  • 26 Jun 2017 Norwich

    RCN Norfolk candlelit vigil on pay

    Join RCN Norfolk branch as they hold a candlelit vigil to highlight our demands for the Government to "scrap the cap" on nursing pay.

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