Proper funding and consultation is key to making sure Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) solve, rather than exacerbate, the problems of England’s health and care system, the RCN has said.
Leonard Cheshire Disability are currently consulting on proposed changes to pay, terms and conditions. The RCN is encouraging its members to respond to the consultation and will provide support to members where required.
Data leaked to the BBC shows A&E patients in England faced the longest trolley waits on record in January.
The latest figures from UCAS confirm RCN fears over the impact of charging nursing students university fees.
Following last month’s pay ballot of RCN members who work for FSHC, the RCN has agreed a pay uplift of between 1 and 1.5 percent for all those staff who have not received any increase since April 2016.
Two hour debate showed cross party consensus for the Government to end its policy of pay restraint.
The lobby comes ahead of a debate by MPs on the 1% cap on nursing pay awards this afternoon.
Following pay negotiations, brighterkind (part of the Four Seasons Health Care Group) have made an offer of increased pay for their care home workforce. The RCN is sending information and ballot papers to members employed by brighterkind.
Following the publication of a joint statement, the RCN says it’s ‘vital’ that older people are able to live independently for as long as possible.
The RCN has welcomed the decision, but says the cost of regulation must be borne by the Government, not nurses currently on the register.