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New chief nurse will ‘bridge the gap’ between NHS England and NHS Improvement

Jane Cummings’ successor will be a joint appointment and lead a single team

Joanna Doyle

‘Wales needs a national recruitment plan to support our new staffing law’

Nurse staffing lead wants to see an end to competition between employers

RCN demands bursary rethink as student numbers drop again

The number of students starting nursing courses in the UK is down for the second year

Yes to pay deal in Wales

NHS pay in Wales: health unions back three-year deal

Nurses will reach the top of their pay bands more quickly

EU nurses after Brexit

RCN welcomes report highlighting beneficial impact of EU staff on the health service

But college disagrees about preferential treatment to work in UK after Brexit

RCN pay deal row: everything you need to know about the EGM

Your guide to the issues behind the motion of no confidence, and how RCN members can have...

frightened nurse holds hand up in self-defence

Change in the law means longer prison sentences for people who assault nursing staff

Maximum jail term for attacking nurses is to double

RCN HQ

Email reveals RCN council’s fears over ‘potentially dangerous time’ for college

RCN council appeals for members’ support ahead of EGM

Older people’s exercise

Volunteers help reduce calls to 999 made by frail older people due to falls

London pilot scheme increased participants’ mobility and produced a 42% reduction in falls

Free
nurse consults tablet device

RCNi Decision Support: find out how our new digital tool can enhance your practice

Advice from experts will help nurses base their clinical decision-making on best practice

Nursing vacancies

Rise in NHS staff vacancies risks becoming ‘a national emergency’

The King’s Fund and the RCN respond to latest NHS workforce data

RCN calls for clarity about management of staff who refuse flu vaccine

College questions plans to redeploy such staff to ‘lower-risk’ areas

Give me your ideas for making the NHS better, Hancock urges staff

Minister says he’ll listen to what staff say about how to improve the NHS

Deadline looms for nurses to sign petition calling for exemption from parking fines

More than 6,000 staff have already signed but 10,000 are needed

‘Complexity of pay deal contributed to miscommunication from RCN’

Interim report on handling of England pay deal finds ‘lack of clarity’ on its implementation

NHS pay deal row: RCN announces details of no confidence vote in leadership

College says interim findings of external review will also be published shortly

NMC’s new fitness to practise approach acknowledges ‘context’ when errors occur

Regulator aims to help nurses to ‘learn from their mistakes’

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