North West

Estephanie DunnWelcome to the regional webpage from Estephanie Dunn, Regional Director of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in the North West region.

Celebration of Mental Health Nursing: 3 July 2015

The RCN Manchester Central Branch and Manchester Mental Health and Social Care NHS Trust are jointly supporting a special event on Friday 3 July, 2015. 'Celebration of Mental Health Nursing' is a day event which explore and discuss a range of topical issues in mental health nursing, from NMC revalidation and 'Schwartz rounds' to mental health fitness, resilience and wellbeing to suicide prevention and offender health services. 

The key note speaker for the day will be Dr Peter Carter, RCN Chief Executive and General Secretary. Other speakers include Andrea Boland, Head of Professional Development, Central Manchester Foundation Trust and Joanne Greenwood, Deputy Chief Nurse and Deputy Director of Quality Assurance, MMHSCT and many more.

A Celebration of Mental Health Nursing, which is FREE for RCN members, will be held from 9.30am to 4pm on 3 July at the Kings Conference Centre, Sidney Street, Manchester, M1. More information and details here or contact Karen Hughes, phone 01204 552447 or email Karen.hughes@rcn.org.uk   

Book your place online or call 02920 546460 (quote 'Celebration of Mental Health Nursing', event no 1941). 

'Making a Mark': RCN North West publication to celebrate Nurses Day

Nursing has a long history of developing and driving improvements in care that go beyond the work of early pioneers Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. That tradition has been kept alive and well in the North West. To celebrate Nurses Day on 12 May, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is highlighting some of the innovative ways nurses across the region develop new approaches to patient care in a new regional publication, ‘Making a mark: Nursing innovations in the north-west’.

‘Making a mark’ shares examples of good practice and innovations from the acute, primary care and community settings, higher education and the independent sector. The link between them all is that they have helped to improve outcomes for patients and the experience for people who use health and care services. Read 'Making a mark'

RCN North West Practice Nurse Education Trust Fund

Do need help with funding for a period of study or learning. Are you a practice nurse working in the RCN North West Region. Then this might be for you.  The North West Practice Nurse Education fund provides financial assistance to enable practice nurses working in the region to undertake a period of study, usually leading to a qualification or may also help an applicant to attend an appropriate professional conference or study day.  Find out more and how to apply. Alternatively, contact Jill Lloyd, Regional Service Manager, email jill.lloyd@rcn.org.uk.

Regional e-Newsletter: April/May 2015 issue

The latest RCN North West eNewsletter can be downloaded here. The April/May issue is an election special but also carries the usual news, views, information and events details from across the region. Read the April/May eNewsletter here. The regional e-Newsletter is designed to keep members in the North West up to date. If you have any news or stories you'd like included, then please email kevin.terry@rcn.org.uk.  

You can also read previous issues of the Member e-Newsletters here. 

RCN 'What IF' pay campaign

Find out more about the RCN 'What IF' campaign in the North West.

RCN North West Region in the news

Read recent media stories quoting the RCN North West Region.

Contact us

RCN North West is committed to providing members with a first class service as we seek to deliver the RCN's mission of 'representing nurses and nursing, promoting excellence in practice and shaping health policy'.

I trust you find the North West section useful. And don't forget to let us have your views about our service by emailing our office, email northwest.region@rcn.org.uk.