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Patients in Wales are the first in the world to test new drug for type 1 diabetes

Patients in Wales are the first in the world to test new drug for type 1 diabetes

October 5, 2018

Patients in Wales have become the first in the world to test a drug which could prevent and treat type 1 diabetes. The unnamed drug,

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Patients need protecting in event of ‘no-deal’ Brexit

Patients need protecting in event of ‘no-deal’ Brexit

September 21, 2018

The RCN warns patient safety could be put at risk if EU nurses aren’t guaranteed settled status should the UK leave the EU without a

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new guidance to help safeguard adults at risk of abuse

RCN launches new guidance to help safeguard adults at risk of abuse

September 7, 2018

Health care staff involved in adult safeguarding will have three years to meet new professional standards as outlined in Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies for Health

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Future of nursing in Wales

The future of nursing in Wales – what will it look like in 2024?

August 31, 2018

If you have children or grandchildren in primary school, there’s a good chance that the jobs they will do in the future haven’t even been

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New law to protect nursing staff from assaults

New law to protect nursing staff from assaults

August 20, 2018

Thanks to campaigning by RCN members, the law in England and Wales will be strengthened to protect health care staff from assaults. The Assaults on

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Care Home resource launches

Care home resource launches

August 10, 2018

The RCN has created an online resource to support nursing staff working in care homes. Care Home Journey provides members with the opportunity to follow a

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NHS at 70 - Milestone birthday for NHS

Milestone birthday for NHS

July 26, 2018

If you’re anything like us, you’ll be thoroughly enjoying the NHS’s 70th birthday celebrations this month! And we must admit, we’re rather proud of this

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Operation waiting lists

Operation waiting lists reach ten year high

July 13, 2018

Patients waiting for planned operations are paying the price for seeing the NHS through one of the worst winters in recent memory, warns the RCN,

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Patient Safety

Nurse staffing levels should be reported as part of patient safety investigations

July 6, 2018

The RCN has said the creation of an independent body to investigate serious patient safety incidents in England could only work effectively if health care

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Nursing staff miss out on training amid NHS cuts

Nursing staff miss out on training amid NHS cuts

June 15, 2018

Winter pressures, staff shortages and funding cuts are forcing the NHS to deny clinical training to nursing staff, according to a new RCN report. Employers

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Suicide Awareness

Suicide awareness is as important as basic life support

June 8, 2018

RCN calls for suicide prevention training to be introduced for all nursing staff. Almost 6,000 people took their own lives in the UK last year,

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Rights of EU nurses need to be confirmed urgently

Rights of EU nurses need to be confirmed urgently

May 18, 2018

Latest figures from the NMC show a continued increase in the number of EU nurses and midwives leaving the register. The RCN is urging the

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