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NHS Pensions ‘Choice 2’ - does it affect you?

Published: 03 December 2014

Members of the 1995 section of the existing NHS Pension Scheme are being offered the opportunity to move their pension benefits, which may potentially maximise their benefits at retirement.

Earlier intervention for children and young people with eating disorders will improve outcomes

Published: 02 December 2014

The RCN has responded to a Government announcement on funding to help children and young people with eating disorders.

Nurse staffing levels are key to safe stroke care

Published: 02 December 2014

A new report has found that many hospitals lack safe staffing levels for stroke patients.

Last few days - Sign the Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill

Published: 28 November 2014

RCN in Wales has been working closely with Kirsty Williams AM regarding her proposed legislation, 'Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill'.

Help support more patients to self-manage long-term conditions

Published: 28 November 2014

As more and more people live with one or more long term conditions we need to support people to understand their disease more.

Clean hospitals help keep patients safe

Published: 25 November 2014

The RCN has welcomed the publication of a revised specification for planning and measuring hospital cleanliness.

RCN warns of “turning back the clock” in mental health care

Published: 23 November 2014

Mental health services across the UK are under unprecedented strain, with a steep fall in nurse numbers and available beds at a time of rising demand, according to a new report published by the RCN.

Advice for RCN members on strike action by other health unions

Published: 21 November 2014

On Monday 24 November, in England, a number of health unions will be taking strike action, between 7am and 11am.

RCN Members supporting colleagues taking industrial action

Published: 20 November 2014

RCN members are supporting colleagues from other unions who are taking industrial action on 24 November by asking members of the public to support nurses by filling in postcards to their MPs

Almost 70,000 assaults against NHS staff

Published: 20 November 2014

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today commented on new figures showing that attacks on NHS staff have risen by more than 5000 in the past year, with more than 68,000 assaults reported.

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