The quality of care that a bereaved family receives during a pregnancy or baby loss can have a lasting effect; poor care can make their experience much worse. The quality of bereavement care varies regionally in England and Wales. However, all bereaved parents should be offered the same quality care no matter where they live.
As 2019 is coming to its end all of us across the branch and country whether in NHS, private or independent sector will know this has been a year of exciting opportunities, developments and challenges with more to come. The RCN, supported by its officers, its branches and most importantly its members continues to shape the health and social care landscape. The Staffing for Safe and Effective Care campaign will be an important voice for the new UK Government to listen to.
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, or even touched; they must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller
2019 sees the nursing profession celebrate the centenary of Learning Disability Nursing.
Two legal cases concerning public sector pension schemes for judges and firefighters will have implications for members in the 1995/2008 NHS Pension Scheme.
The RCN has announced arrangements to take forward industrial action, including strike action, across HSC services in Northern Ireland.
Nursing staff have until 17 January 2020 to nominate themselves for the RCNi awards. Margaret Sneddon says this is not a time to hide your light under a bushel.
Nursing staff have until 17 January 2020 to nominate themselves for the RCNi awards. Margaret Sneddon tells us what the judges are looking for.
I have just finished yet another week working in a short-staffed team. With four nurses long-term sick, three on sickness leave, one on annual leave and two unfilled posts, our team of 14 nurses finds itself reduced to just four.