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The Royal College of Nursing made a surplus of over £10m last year but is still struggling to sort out its pension scheme deficit, according to the union’s latest financial report.
Many patients nearing the end of their lives are not receiving the care and support they need because of a lack of training for health professionals, including nurses, a new report has warned.
The outgoing leader of the Royal College of Nursing has used his keynote speech to highlight the key challenges facing nursing, while also urging nurses to “speak up” on issues that affect them.
Nurse recruitment will be under increasing strain in the coming years as new government rules that require overseas workers to earn a minimum salary come into effect, the Royal College of Nursing has claimed.
Sacking directors of nursing and other senior figures following damning reports from regulators should not be seen as the solution to improving patient care at failing trusts, the chief inspector of hospitals at the Care Quality Commission has said.
Obesity and alcohol problems are major public health challenges that are still not being properly addressed by the NHS, with health workers often unaware of the “shocking” statistics surrounding the issues, the chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
Key health unions have welcomed the recommendations on whistleblowing made today by Sir Robert Francis, but with caveats that any resulting measures must not be seen as “tick-box” exercises by managers.
Nurses at a trust in Hertfordshire are to make pay claims for the actual hours they work, as part of a national campaign by the Royal College of Nursing.
Pay restraint for public sector staff including NHS workers will continue into the next parliament, chancellor George Osborne told MPs yesterday.
The vast majority of the British public believe more nurses are needed in hospitals to ensure safe care, according to a new poll.
The Royal College of Nursing has announced that its NHS members in England have voted to accept the government’s revised pay offer.
Short-term workforce planning means the NHS will spend almost £1bn on agency nurses in the 2014-15 financial year, according to the Royal College of Nursing.
The Royal College of Nursing has signalled its intension to launch an extra hours campaign in early 2015.
Mental health services across the UK are under unprecedented strain, with a steep fall in nurse numbers and available beds at a time of rising demand, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.