News

Keep up-to-date with the latest nursing headlines. If you know of a news story relevant to nurses that should be covered by RCNi, call 020 8872 3145 or email the newsroom.

Child being vaccinated

Measles outbreaks in Europe prompt call to vaccinate children

Parents urged to ensure those who have missed MMR vaccine receive it before they travel

Zeba Arif

Sexual harassment of nurses is too often ‘brushed aside as a misunderstanding’

Congress wants employers to provide more protection for staff

Demands to show ‘resilience’ put greater pressure on nurses, congress told

Nurses struggling to cope in stressful workplaces are pressured by demands to show resilience

Congress demands mandatory sepsis training

RCN members back call for mandatory sepsis training after hearing survivor’s account

Leonore Newson

Multitude of nursing uniforms causing confusion in England

Congress discusses whether a national uniform should be introduced

Liverpool_AAC

Substance misuse: ‘Doctors have a support service and so should nurses’

Congress hears of initiative to offer psychological help for nursing staff

Kevin Crimmons, RCN Congress 2019. Picture: John Houlihan

Bullying in the NHS: ‘Nurses must take collective responsibility to help tackle problem’

RCN congress hears nurses’ own accounts of workplace harassment

Marie-Therese Massey, at RCN congress 2019. Picture: John Houlihan

Mandatory vaccination will not eliminate parental opposition, says RCN congress

Speakers argue educating parents and understanding their fears is more effective

careers website illustration

Nursing careers: website aims to demystify the range of jobs open to staff

Online resource explains progression opportunities for registrants and support workers

Becky Hoskins addresses congress. Picture: John Houlihan

Nitrous oxide risks not widely understood, ‘even by nurses’

Mental health forum flags up dangers, such as breathing problems, burns and brain damage

Jason Warriner

Nurses back public health strategy to prevent and reduce violence

But some at RCN congress say burden should not fall on nurses to report people at risk

Maria Trewern

Congress votes to urge government into action over homelessness

RCN members discuss lack of social housing and making healthcare more accessible

RCN congress to hear call for mandatory sepsis training for nurses and midwives

Sepsis survivor Tom Ray will use keynote speech to campaign for better support for nurses

RCN congress rejects call to create elected general secretary

Some members believe high-profile role should be split from that of college chief executive

Appeal to nurses: ‘stick by colleagues if they’re caught up in a social media storm’

Staff in controversial care cases face abuse online – with even nurses joining in

RCN congress rejects call to oppose clinical supervision by non-nurses

‘Siloed thinking would mean nurses miss out on valuable expertise’

Congress fringe: ‘RCN’s dual role of professional body and union only makes it stronger’

But college is failing to be a trade union for nurse academics, meeting told

Members divided over whether college should rejoin ICN

International Council of Nurses ‘offers RCN a global seat’, but some question its function

Pages

Jobs