RCN: Northern Ireland
The RCN is calling upon all political parties to protect patient care across the UK by defending the nursing profession from cutbacks and short-sighted decision making. The RCN manifesto, Nursing Counts (http://elections.rcn.org.uk/) , sets out priorities for the general election as determined by RCN members. The RCN is calling for improved patient care through safe staffing levels, access to training and listening to nurses, and valuing nursing through fair pay and protecting the future of nursing. The manifesto also highlights the need for investment in health and care, an end to cuts in the nursing workforce, increased resources for community health care, and the implementation of workforce planning that meets the needs of patients. RCN members across the UK will be campaigning on these issues in advance of the general election on 7th May and further information is available via the website.
Third Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference 2016: call for abstracts
The call is open for the submission of abstracts for the Third Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference. Entitled Toward 2020: celebrating nursing and midwifery leadership, the conference takes place in London on 12 and 13 March 2016. Abstracts should demonstrate outstanding and innovative nursing and midwifery leadership, focusing upon clinical practice, research and innovation, education and training, policy and projects, management and administration, or legislation and regulation. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 31 May 2015 and further information is available via the website: http://www.commonwealthnurses.org/conference2016/