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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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Nursing staff urged to take care of their hands

Nursing staff urged to take care of their hands

May 11, 2018

It was World Hand Hygiene Day on 5th May and to coincide with this, the Royal College of Nursing hosted Glove Awareness Week from 30th April to

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Seven qualities to be a nurse

Seven qualities to be a nurse

April 26, 2018

There are many qualities needed to be a nurse – more than ever, you might argue, for today’s nursing professionals, who require a degree as

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Action needed now to attract nursing students

Action needed now to attract nursing students

April 20, 2018

The RCN has called on ministers to take urgent action to encourage students to apply for nursing courses starting this year. The comments were made

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Nursing Staff support Organ Donation Opt-out law

Nursing Staff support Organ Donation Opt-out law

April 13, 2018

The RCN has published its new position on consent for organ and tissue donation after death, stating qualified support for an opt-out system. This means

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new Nursing and Care Home Desk

Richmond Nursing opens a new Nursing and Care Home desk

March 31, 2018

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new Nursing and Care Home Desk in our Llanelli Branch. The new Nursing and Care Home

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Guidance for shift workers

Guidance for Shift Workers

March 20, 2018

To mark Word Sleep Day on 16th March 2018, the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group launched new guidance for shift workers. The vast majority

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Richmond Nursing at the Royal College of Nursing Jobs Fair

March 16, 2018

We attended the Royal College of Nursing Jobs Fair at Birmingham NEC on Tuesday 13th March. This is Birmingham’s largest CPD-Accredited Nursing Recruitment. The RCN Nursing Careers

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Safe staffing is key to reducing drug errors

Safe staffing is key to reducing drug errors

March 16, 2018

The RCN has reiterated its calls for safe staffing legislation as new research shows drug errors are contributing to as many as 22,000 people dying

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The 3Rs-campaign

The 3Rs Campaign urges nursing staff to take rest breaks

March 9, 2018

The RCN has published a suite of resources designed to encourage nursing staff to “rest, rehydrate, refuel” during shifts. The 3Rs campaign urges nursing staff

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small steps to a healthier you

Small steps to a healthier you

February 22, 2018

As nurses we spend our working lives looking after other people’s health but, arguably, it’s one of the hardest professions in which to look after

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Richmond Nursing Training Programme

Richmond Nursing Agency’s Training Programme

February 13, 2018

We are a NHS framework approved agency and this means that training courses are a mandatory requirement. For this reason Richmond Nursing operates a comprehensive Training

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Welsh NHS trusts paying millions of pounds for medical errors

Welsh NHS trusts paying millions of pounds for medical errors

February 9, 2018

Welsh NHS trusts are paying tens of millions of pounds each year in damages and legal fees for medical negligence, according to BBC research. Four

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Calls to expand, develop and value the nursing workforce

RCN welcomes calls to expand, develop and value the nursing workforce

February 2, 2018

The RCN has welcomed recommendations in a Parliamentary committee report on the nursing workforce, which says too little attention has been given to retaining nurses

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Nursing Emergency

How to handle a nursing emergency

January 26, 2018

As all our registered agency nurses know, you don’t need to work in A&E to encounter an emergency. Unexpected and crisis situations can happen on

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NHS 'haemorrhaging' nurses

NHS ‘haemorrhaging’ nurses as 33,000 leave each year

January 18, 2018

The NHS is “haemorrhaging” nurses with one in 10 now leaving the NHS in England each year, figures show. More than 33,000 walked away last

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Richmond Nursing

Richmond Nursing Agency launches the Nurse Ambassador program

January 16, 2018

Help Develop Our Services – Connecting Nurses with Nurses As a registered Richmond Agency Nurse, you are a vital piece of our health-care puzzle. A

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Caring for the terminally ill

How Wales became a world leader in caring for the terminally ill

January 5, 2018

It seems unbelievable that 40 years ago there were no specialist palliative care teams in Wales. People died in hospitals, often without having open conversations

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Winter Pressure

New schemes hope to ease winter pressure on health workers

December 22, 2017

The health service in Wales is in “the best position possible’ to cope with winter demand, according to the Welsh Government, with additional funding and

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RCN unveils new infection prevention course

RCN unveils new infection prevention course

December 15, 2017

The innovative new course, to be piloted in spring 2018, will offer nurses working in infection prevention and control the skills to lead the fight

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