Industry News

Nurses' Day

UK’s biggest nursing party to take place on Nurses’ Day on 12th May

April 12, 2019

The RCN has announced plans to help members collectively host the UK’s Biggest Nursing Party. Members are invited to hold workplace parties to celebrate Nurses’

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Men in Nursing

Men in nursing – tipping the gender balance

March 15, 2019

Nursing Times delves into the topic of men in nursing and explores whether the profession needs a more gender-balanced workforce. The issue has been highlighted

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New state-of-the-art maternity unit at Prince Charles Hospital

First look inside the new state-of-the-art maternity unit at Prince Charles Hospital

March 8, 2019

The neonatal and midwifery unit at Prince Charles Hospital has had a £6m revamp and it now provides a new state-of-the-art maternity unit. The changes

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Plans to replace University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff with new hospital are revealed

Plans to replace University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff with new hospital are revealed

February 15, 2019

There are plans to replace Wales’ largest hospital by 2030 as part of a shake-up of health services. NHS bosses want to create a new

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Hard-hitting issues set to be debated at RCN Congress

Hard-hitting issues set to be debated at RCN congress

February 8, 2019

Prostitution, child poverty and loneliness are among the hard-hitting issues set to be debated at this year’s RCN congress. Members attending this year’s RCN Congress

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Nurses recognised in New Year honours

Nurses recognised in New Year honours

January 18, 2019

RCN members are among many nursing professionals to receive New Year honours. Some of those awarded the honour are: Professor Jane Cummings (pictured above) has

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Winter crisis exacerbated by under-investment in nursing staff

Winter crisis exacerbated by under-investment in nursing staff

January 11, 2019

Latest NHS England winter figures have laid bare the pressures experienced by the health service between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. A weekly operational

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NHS going into winter ‘on the back foot’ after heatwave summer, warns RCN

NHS going into winter on the ‘back foot’ after heat wave summer, warns RCN

December 14, 2018

The RCN has warned that the increased pressure on NHS hospitals this summer is likely to have a knock-on effect on how quickly patients can

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Severe workforce instability

Overall increase in nurses and midwives masks ‘severe workforce instability’

December 7, 2018

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has released figures showing the number of nurses and midwives registered to work in the UK has increased by

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Suicide-prevention-training

RCN calls for suicide prevention training for nurses on World Mental Health Day

November 23, 2018

Nursing staff play an important part in helping to prevent suicide; improving education and awareness is vital to save lives, says the RCN. As the

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Last Winter was devastating for Wales' NHS

Last Winter was devastating for Wales’ NHS – this year’s plans aim to make it different!

November 9, 2018

Last winter was devastating for Wales’ NHS – cancelled operations, huge ambulance queues and long waits after calling 999 came as NHS was hit with

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500 fewer nursing students begin training in September

RCN worried as 500 fewer nursing students begin training in September

October 12, 2018

Official NHS figures revealed in early September that there were record levels of vacant nursing posts. The statistics from the university clearing service show the

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