The Royal College of Nursing Wales and BMA Cymru Wales, along with six Royal Colleges are calling for Assembly Members to support the inclusion of provisions for safe staffing within the Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) (Wales) Bill.
Health Education and Improvement Wales have recently announced that they will be supporting three cohorts of new cadets in the RCN Prince of Wales Nurse Cadet Scheme; one in 2019/20 and two in 2020/21.
Following the launch of RCN Wales report 'Progress and Challenge: The Implementation of the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016', Assembly Members have tabled a motion on the report which will be discussed in the Senedd today.
RCN Wales is calling for urgent action following the findings of a cross party group, published today in the report, “Nursing in Care Homes: A View from the Frontline”.
RCN welcomes the Welsh Government announcement that Nurse Staffing Levels for Wales are to be extended but are disappointed that it doesn’t go far enough
The RCN welcomes the announcement that the NHS Wales Bursary scheme will continue for the 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 academic year. It is a shame that it is only a two- year extension to an essential funding stream for undergraduate nursing programmes
Progress and Challenge: The Implementation of the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016 provides detailed information on the Health Boards’ progress during the past 18 months.
Jean is honoured for striving for equality in health care in her work with asylum seekers.
RCN Wales believes the decision made by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board to implement changes to nursing staff rotas will have a devastating impact on the morale of nurses and do little to address the very real problems faced by the Health Board of staff shortages and service pressures.
New figures show nursing vacancies are at critical levels.
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