Helen Whyley, Interim Director, Royal College of Nursing Wales, said: “The research shows that delivery of high quality patient care depends on the skills and experience of registered nurses. Wales’s ageing population and chronic disease rate makes it more dependent upon healthcare. What is evident from this report is that the demand for registered nurses has not diminished and the reliance agency staff has increased.
Gaynor Jones MBE, Chair of RCN Welsh Board, welcomes Helen into her new role.
RCN Wales took centre stage this week with the launch of ‘An Act of Compassion’, a film – published with a companion book– detailing the organisation’s success in lobbying for legislation to improve patient care.
A three-year pay deal for NHS staff is agreed.
The unanimous decision by the health trade unions in Wales to accept the pay proposals from the Welsh Government follows a month-long consultation with RCN Welsh members and comes on the back of the RCN’s successful “Scrap the Cap” campaign. Sixty-six percent of members who voted in the RCN Wales consultation said “Yes” to the deal. The results were accepted by the College’s Trade Union Committee and endorsed by the RCN Welsh Board and RCN Council.
Members have until 14 September to vote on whether to accept the deal.
The Welsh Government and the joint health trade unions in Wales have announced they have reached agreement on a proposed three-year pay deal for NHS staff in Wales
Tina Donnelly, Director, RCN Wales, responds to University Hospital of Wales staff being taken to court over car parking charges
The Royal College of Nursing is demanding that the UK follows Wales’ lead and protects safe staffing levels with new legislation.
The Royal College of Nursing Wales has joined the bid to create a Nation of Lifesavers by partnering with the British Heart Foundation to provide the kit and training to help people who have a cardiac arrest.
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