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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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International Men's Day

Male nurses welcome on International Men’s Day!

November 19, 2018

Are you celebrating International Men’s Day today? We certainly are, and see the event as the perfect chance to welcome new male recruits to our

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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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Make every day a good news day at Richmond!

Make every day a good news day at Richmond!

October 26, 2018

Calling all nurses – we need your news! If you’ve ever fancied your 15 minutes of fame, now’s your chance, as we’re asking each one

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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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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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Richmond Nursing expands training offer

Richmond expands training offer in response to nurse feedback

September 26, 2018

One of the most important elements of any nursing role is that of keeping skills updated and learning new ones. Ongoing training furthers our continual

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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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Richmond Nursing opens new Mental Health and CAMHS Desk

Richmond Nursing opens new Mental Health and CAMHS Desk

July 30, 2018

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new Mental Health and CAMHS Desk. The new Mental Health and CAMHS desk builds on our

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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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Patient history: what you need to ask

Patient history: what you need to ask

June 29, 2018

One of the most important jobs you have as a nurse is communicating with your patients. In addition to finding out what’s happening now, you’ll

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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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Nurse Ambassador

Richmond Nursing’s First Nurse Ambassador Meeting

June 1, 2018

We hosted our first Nurse Ambassador meeting on Thursday 24th May 2018. The Richmond Nurse Ambassador Program is a volunteer program consisting of nurses across

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Nurse/doctor relationship

How to create a good nurse/doctor relationship

May 24, 2018

The nurse/doctor relationship is one of the most important in a hospital – yet it can often be the trickiest to navigate. Doctors can sometimes

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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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