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Top hospitals to guide failing NHS trusts

Published: 20 September 2013

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today welcomed the news that leaders of top-performing hospitals would be sent to failing hospitals to improve standards, adding that good management must be supported by the proper staffing levels.

Members elected to represent the RCN at the National Pensioners Convention

Published: 20 September 2013

RCN members have elected members to sit on the National Pensioners Convention National Council, following the close of voting on Monday 16 September.

RCN members elect new Council members

Published: 19 September 2013

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today announced the outcome of elections to its governing body, RCN Council.

Making a difference after Francis

Published: 18 September 2013

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has welcomed the Health Select Committee’s review of the Francis report, After Francis – making a difference, calling for “a number of changes that would help to improve the quality of patient care in the NHS.”

A tribute to Alan Parrish

Published: 17 September 2013

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is sad to report that Alan Parrish, a pioneer in the field of learning disability nursing, has died. Alan was the RCN’s adviser for learning disability nursing from 1983 until his retirement in 1999.

Aiding the fight against sepsis

Published: 12 September 2013

The RCN is supporting World Sepsis Day on 13 September, and has contributed to a UK wide coalition statement on sepsis which will be launched in the House of Commons this month.

Professional development bursaries now open

Published: 11 September 2013

Don’t miss this opportunity to secure up to £5,000 in funding for your learning and development activity, available through the RCN Foundation Professional Bursary Scheme.

Tackling stigma to prevent suicide

Published: 10 September 2013

The RCN is supporting World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September 2013, and will be joining the fight to tackle the issue of stigma, which can form a significant barrier to preventing suicide.

Pressures on A&E are putting patients at risk

Published: 09 September 2013

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has released findings from a member survey which show that 89 per cent of nursing staff working in acute and emergency care say current pressures on A&E services are putting patients in danger.

Nursing Midwifery Council to discuss new revalidation system

Published: 06 September 2013

The Nursing and Midwifery Council, will discuss proposals for revalidating nurses and midwives at a meeting of its governing Council on 12 September 2013.

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