Tag Archives: RCN

Student bursaries for nurses and midwives: should they be scrapped?

Protests and petitions about the government’s proposal to scrap bursaries for student nurses and midwives from 2017 should surprise no one. Let’s look at some of the issues: Who is ‘For’ this Proposal and Why? UK university faculties in nursing and midwifery have actively been pushing the […]


Nurses caught up in immigration battle

The annual congress of the Royal College of Nursing opened on Sunday, and it began with a warning.  New UK government immigration rules, that requires that people gaining a work visa to the UK will need to be earning in excess of £35,000 after five […]

Royal College of Nursing finally issues guidance on dealing with assisted suicide requests from patients

In July 2009, the Royal College of Nursing announced that, after consultation with their membership, they were withdrawing their historic opposition to assisted suicide, and were moving to a ‘neutral’ position.  At the time this was heavily criticised as sending out a message of tacit […]