The RCN and other unions warn of continued workforce challenges as nursing pay fails to rise in line with inflation.
The RCN calls for improved treatment and representation of BME staff, following release of the Workforce Race Equality Standard report by NHS England.
The principles guide individuals and employers to create a culture of continuous improvement, develop the workforce and improve outcomes.
Members voted at RCN Congress in May 2018 to lobby for a referendum on the final Brexit deal.
The NHS in England is headed for its worst year in a decade for the number of patients waiting more than two weeks between seeing a GP and consultant oncologist.
Ambitious plans are welcome but service improvements will stumble without enough nurses.
RCN members are among many nursing professionals to receive honours.
The RCN welcomes removal of the cap on highly skilled workers in the Government’s immigration white paper, but warns that high salary thresholds would harm nursing recruitment.
Following the announcement that unpaid student debt should be treated as government spending, the RCN is calling for immediate investment in nursing higher education in England.
RCN members meet MPs and Peers to explain why they back a second referendum on the final terms of the Brexit deal.