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Care Quality Commission warns of a “tsunami of unmet need”

Annual CQC State of Care report exposes the detrimental impact of nursing staff shortages across health and care.

'Services already unsafe and unsustainable' : RCN responds to Health Minister's claims

As daily COVID-19 cases rise above 40,000 for over a week, the RCN urges government to stop denying pressure on nursing staff

Susan Aitkenhead elected to European Federation of Nurses Executive Committee

The RCN Deputy General Secretary will sit on the committee responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction to the EFN.

RCN calls for long-term investment in nursing ahead of government’s budget

Government must fund measures that will retain existing nurses, train the next generation and sustain health and care services if it is serious about tackling health inequalities.

Voting for contested RCN Trade Union Committee and Professional Nursing Committee seats opens

Three seats across the two committees are being voted on. Plus, nominations to elect a nurse member to the Scotland seat on the PNC have reopened.

NHS pay in England: indicative ballot on industrial action opens on 4 November

The ballot will gauge members’ appetite for taking this next step in our fight for fair pay. 

RCN Wales in trade dispute with Welsh government over 3% pay award for NHS Wales nursing staff

Members have stated that 3% is not enough so we're asking for further pay negotiations. 

RCN Nursing Awards winners are announced

The awards showcase the diversity of nursing, recognising the commitment, compassion, and clinical excellence of the entire nursing team.

NHS pay in Scotland: indicative ballot on industrial action now open

RCN members in Scotland have until 8 November to let us know about their willingness to take industrial action.

'Nursing workforce was too chronically under-resourced to deal with pandemic'

RCN responds to COVID lessons report, calling for urgent start to public inquiry into failings.

RCN reps meet virtually to improve workplace support for nursing staff

The two-day conference will focus on how to demand respect for nursing and build influence in the workplace.

NHS pay in England: members to consider industrial action

We’re launching an indicative ballot to gauge members’ appetite for taking this next step in our fight for fair pay.

RCN launches #winterwellbeing campaign to support members to stay healthy this winter

Members are encouraged to prioritise their own wellbeing as they face difficult months ahead.

Employment survey

Make your voice heard by completing our employment survey.

RCN London announce this year’s Rising Star  Award winners 

RCN London is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s Rising Star Awards.    

NHS pay dispute in Scotland: members to be asked about willingness to take industrial action

The consultation will launch on 12 October and close on 8 November.

‘How will you treat the pandemic of racism?’

Professor Calvin Moorley delivers thought-provoking lecture to RCN members, giving his frank view on race within the health service and where structural racism stems from.

Three days of free CPD starts today

Our online education programme runs from Saturday 18 to Monday 20 September and includes a range of virtual learning sessions.

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