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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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RCN launches UK-wide survey of members on principle of relaxation of abortion laws

The Royal College of Nursing are asking their members what they think about decriminalising abortions – and plan to lobby Parliament if the majority of members vote in ...
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Nursing union backs Health Committee calls to “expand, develop and value the nursing workforce”

A new Health Committee select report has called for a reversal of the cuts to nurses’ CPD budgets, further assurances for EU staff and close monitoring of the ...
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RCN urges government action as new data shows extent of nurses leaving the profession

New data shows that over 33,000 nurses left the profession last year, triggering warnings of a “dangerous and downward spiral”. Official figures released today reveal one in ten ...
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