RCN highlights

News and updates from the RCN

Highlights of the latest RCN publications, policies, events and consultations relating to quality and safety.

The latest news from the RCN on professional issues including publications, policy briefings, events and NICE consultations.

RCN Highlights


RCN calls on supermarkets to support nursing staff throughout COVID-19 pandemic

In an open letter to supermarket bosses we explain the reality of health care professionals being faced with empty shelves, unable to buy even the most basic foods.


COVID-19 (coronavirus) FAQs

An advice guide covering our most frequently asked questions about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and your rights in the workplace.


Coronavirus and your finances. Financial advice and guidance for members affected by Covid-19

If you are struggling financially directly, or indirectly, as a result of the Covid-19 virus, this page will give you some guidance on entitlements and support that may be available to you.


COVID-19: actions announced to expand the nursing workforce

The government has confirmed new measures to expand the nursing workforce to help manage the treatment of COVID-19. These have been confirmed in a joint statement issued by the NMC, chief nursing officers, Council of Deans of Health, the Department of Health and Social Care, royal colleges and trade unions.


COVID advice for members

Find information and resources to support your understanding and management of COVID-19.


Become an e-campaigner

Want to join our campaign to end the nursing workforce crisis in England? Sign up to become an e-campaigner to help tell decision makers why #safestaffingsaveslives


International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

Find out how we are celebrating this year.


RCN responds to budget promises on health and coronavirus

We are calling for the government to support existing and returning NHS staff with adequate resources as coronavirus continues.


Safe nurse staffing debate highlights key RCN concerns

Our campaign for safe and effective care took centre stage during a parliamentary debate on the nursing workforce shortage in England.


Emotionally demanding

Rachael McIlroy, RCN Senior Research Lead, shines a light on a key theme of the latest RCN employment survey: the emotional labour of nursing work.


RCN blogs

Latest blogs include: A good night’s rest is essential for health and well-being; Delivering a Developing Leadership Programme in a Mid Yorkshire Trust; and Mind the Gap - Is healthcare leading the way on addressing the issue of gender equality?


RCN magazines

Latest news includes: Budget promises coronavirus measures; Safe nurse staffing debate highlights key RCN concerns; Guernsey members vote to strike, but action is paused while talks continue; Coronavirus guidance for NHS trusts and health care staff and RCN submits pre-budget asks for nursing.



More RCN Events

The RCN runs seminars, workshops and conferences throughout the year. Hear about professional nursing issues from expert speakers, exchange ideas with colleagues, and learn about the latest research and innovation in your area of practice.

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