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RCN consults on how to achieve parity of esteem

08 May 2018

Mental Health Practice

News

The RCN has launched a consultation to identify the steps needed to bring equality between physical and mental healthcare in the NHS.

‘Boss forced me to move bay over patient racism’

06 June 2018

Nursing Standard

News

A shocked congress audience listened as nurses shared their experience of patients’ racism and called for action on harassment at work.

‘Mere ‘safe’ staffing falls short of therapeutic need’

06 June 2018

Nursing Standard

News

Simply having safe staffing levels is not enough for therapeutic settings, the congress audience was told.

Lack of CPD time putting revalidation in jeopardy

06 June 2018

Nursing Standard

Analysis

Nurses risk being unable to revalidate because staffing pressures mean they have no time for continuing professional development (CPD).

RCN members voting on ‘best rise in a decade’ deal

02 May 2018

Nursing Standard

News

RCN members have begun voting on whether to accept the proposed NHS pay deal.

‘NHS investment is a waste without social care boost’

04 July 2018

Nursing Standard

News

The government’s £20.5 billion-a-year investment in the NHS will be worthless if it does not go hand-in-hand with extra money for social care, unions and other...

‘New kid on the block’ health secretary must listen to nurses

25 July 2018

Primary Health Care

News

The RCN extended a cautious welcome to new health and social care secretary in England Matt Hancock, with general secretary Janet Davies describing him as ‘a new kid...

Blood services step up efforts to recruit younger nurses

01 August 2018

Nursing Standard

Blood

Nurses are being urged to consider a career in a blood service, as donation bodies across the UK seek to challenge stereotypes and boost recruitment.

Spending the NHS windfall: ‘Prioritise nursing and listen to front-line staff’

01 August 2018

Nursing Standard

Briefing

NHS leaders will be spending the next six months forming a plan for how to spend the extra money the government announced to mark the 70th anniversary of the health...

Cautious welcome for new health and social care secretary

27 July 2018

Nursing Management

News

The RCN extended a cautious welcome last month to new health and social care secretary in England Matt Hancock, pictured. According to general secretary Janet...