Royal College of Nursing

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Unions respond to government’s “shambolic” and “disastrous” new immigration system

Several unions have responded to the government’s new post-Brexit immigration policy with condemnation, describing it as “shambolic” and “disastrous”. The government today revealed its new immigration policy, which ...
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Royal College of Nursing warns of problems ahead due to ageing workforce, despite recent rise in nursing numbers

The total number of nurses, midwives and nursing associates on the permanent register of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has risen in the past year, but the ...
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The Royal College of Nursing publishes guidance for school nurses returning to work

School nurses have been provided with updated guidance to help protect themselves, school children and teachers from COVID-19 as schools begin to reopen. Nursing union the Royal College ...
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RCN say they are ‘satisfied’ with new government guidance on PPE use, but will ‘monitor’ situation

Earlier in the week, the RCN called on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to investigate shortage of PPE available in UK hospitals. The Royal College of Nursing ...
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RCN says nurse shortage is putting patient safety at risk, after NHS trust is told to improve

The UK’s largest professional nursing union says a shortage of nurses is risking the safety of patients, after an NHS trust is downgraded by the Care Quality Commission ...
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Survey of RCN members finds ‘corridor nursing’ is becoming the norm in busy A&E’s

Seven out of ten nurses surveyed say they look after patients in “non-designated” areas such as corridors every day. A&E departments across the country are becoming so overcrowded ...
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Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke becomes ambassador of the Royal College of Nursing and launches fundraising campaign

Emilia Clarke, famous for her role as the ‘mother of dragons’ Daenerys Targaryen in the hit series Game of Thrones, plans to use her high profile to campaign for ...
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Unions accused of double standards after gender pay gap analysis

Despite campaigning for equal pay for years, some unions have the worst pay gaps in the UK with women paid a median hourly rate up to 42.7% less ...
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RCN urges members to accept “best pay deal in eight years” after government agrees 6.5% pay increase

Nursing union the Royal College of Nursing, along with other NHS staff unions, have welcomed the agreement on NHS pay reached this week. The Royal College of Nursing ...
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Royal College of Nursing responds to new survey showing public satisfaction with NHS is falling

Nursing union has issued a response to a survey that shows the public’s satisfaction with the NHS is at it lowest level in seven years. A new survey ...
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