Nursing Degree Applications are Down by 30% since the Bursary was Axed
Even though there has been a small increase on last year, it would appear that the latest figures from UCAS do show some nursing degree applications have fallen by well over 13,000. The RCN has tried to warn people that the NHS long-term plan really doesn’t have a chance at…
The CN Campaign is Going to Try and Protect Younger people from Online Harm
The RCN has joined up with the Royal College of Physicians in an attempt to try and support the Daily Telegraph campaign. They want to try and protect children from using any form of social media. The campaign calls on social media to try and sign up to a certain…
Patients are Paying the Price for the Lack of Staff in the A&E Departments
The NHS Performance Summary shows that the A&E waiting times in the NHS are now at their worst level since the 4-hour target came about in the year 2004. The study showed that only 84.4% of patients were treated in the four hours and this is well below the set…
Members are Coming Together to Share Information on a New Law
The first meeting has happened, and now the RCN campaign is making headway. They want to make it so that nurses are safe in their own working environment. The event helps to bring together RCN members, staff and other reps from each country and they also want to see the…
The RCN is now welcoming the Removal of the Cap on Skilled Workers
Sajid David is the home secretary. He has some plans that will renew the minimum salary requirements of £30,000. This is going to be for migrant workers and a lot of fears have been raised regarding the impact that it is going to have on UK sectors. This includes the…
RCN Members are just a Few of the Professionals Who are Going to Receive Honours
Jane Cummings, who is a professor in the nursing industry has been awarded a CBE. This is going to be given to her because of the amount of experience and support she has continually given the NHS. Claire Murdoch, who is the chief executive of the NHS foundation trust has…
Ambitious Plans are Welcome- But Service Improvements are Going to Stumble
The RCN has welcomed a publication that details the long-term plan of the NHS. They have stated that they plan to share it so that they can help the leading services to gain a better understanding of what the NHS stands for. The plan is going to show the goal…
The NHS is Heading for its Worst Year in Over a Decade
nursing recruitment agency The NHS England is actually heading for its worst year in well over a decade. A huge number of patients are now waiting more than 2 weeks to be seen by a GP and even a consultant oncologist as well. New figures have revealed a worrying increase…
The NHS has grown from a budget of less than £500m to £145bn in its 70 years.
The NHS is the world’s fifth-largest employer, behind the US department of defence (3.2m), Chinese People’s Liberation Army (2.3m), Walmart (2.3m), and McDonald's (1.9m). There are 37 NHS trusts with more than 10% of their workforce from the EU. Top of the list is Royal Brompton and Harefield, and Oxford…
Student Nurses have Lobbied Westminster to Try and get a £1 Billion Investment
Student nurses are going to descend on Westminster. They are going to try and call for a £1 billion investment to try and get nurses the funding they need. The college believes that this is what’s needed to be done in order to try and halt the decline in student…
Trusts are Going to be Forced to Show how they Deal with Staff Concerns
Every single NHS trust in England is now going to have to file a report every single year. They have to show how they deal with any concern that is raised by a staff member. They are also going to release reports on how patient concerns are dealt with as…
16 Nurses from the Intensive Care Unit in Arizona are All Pregnant
A group of 16 nurses who all work in the intensive care unit of the Banner Desert Medical Centre have all become pregnant at the same time. They discovered how many of them were expecting children when they all joined a Facebook group. The group is designed to give people…
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