Janet Davies

Janet Davies: Degree level apprenticeships are not a quick fix

The apprenticeship route into nursing has great potential but it must be properly funded

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Janet Davies: Why every NHS nurse should accept the pay offer

Above-inflation pay deal is a victory for NHS nurses and deserves support

Janet Davies: Support our campaign for legislation on safe staffing across the UK

Short staffing is a year-round problem that hits even harder in winter. We need a commitment to safe staffing levels and more investment in nursing across health and social care, says RCN chief executive Janet Davies

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Janet Davies: Nursing Workforce report demands solutions to problems facing the...

Janet Davies applauds the recommendations from a cross-party group of MPs about time for breaks and handovers, pay rises and other improvements

Janet Davies: Dawn of a year of opportunity for nurses

Campaigning for safe staffing legislation and ensuring a pay rise for all will be the top priorities in 2018, says RCN chief executive Janet Davies

Janet Davies: Investment in nursing must not stop at new recruits 

More funding to train nursing associates and graduate apprentices is welcome, but developing and retaining current staff is equally important, says RCN chief executive Janet Davies.

Janet Davies: Our duty to help students safely blossom

Providing students with a safe environment in which to learn and grow will ensure nursing continues to be a dynamic, innovative and highly skilled profession, says RCN chief executive Janet Davies.

Remember the 1980s?

Janet Davies: Happy 30th Birthday Nursing Standard!

With new technology, changing environments and workforce shortages, a lot has changed since Nursing Standard launched in 1987, says RCN chief executive Janet Davies.

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Janet Davies: The future of nursing is in your hands

Every student cohort brings new life, talent and possibilities to the nursing profession. Welcome to one of the most exciting, diverse and fulfilling careers this country has to offer, says RCN chief executive Janet Davies.


Janet Davies: Join our summer of protest and voice your anger at the pay cap

If the government doesn’t scrap the cap, nurses will be driven away, costs will be driven up and the quality and safety of care will be driven down, says RCN chief executive Janet Davies.


Janet Davies: Scrap the cap or we will ballot RCN members on strike action

As the RCN gears up for a summer of protest, college chief executive Janet Davies has a strong message for the new government: scrap the 1% pay cap for 2018 or we will ballot our members on strike action.

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Janet Davies: it is time to get political

The RCN’s general election manifesto is calling on all political parties to value nursing and healthcare, but nurses have a part to play too, says RCN chief executive Janet Davies.

Janet Davies: Make your voice heard in the fight for fair pay

As the RCN consults nurses on its response to continuing pay restraint, now is the time to...

Janet Davies: It's called the frontline, not the firing line ...

There is no excuse for attacking nurses. Making assaults on healthcare staff a specific...

Janet Davies: We cannot wait for 'normal' times and we can't afford to...

Campaigning for a pay rise has never been so important, says RCN chief executive and general...

Janet Davies: New nursing education models must not be a retrograde step

Changes to the nursing profession, due to take effect in 2017, must be positive for both...

Pay nurses what they’re worth

A perfect storm is brewing says RCN general secretary Janet Davies.

Nurse leader: Health visitor cuts threatening children's futures

RCN general secretary Janet Davies warns cuts are undermining previous drive to recruit...