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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.

North West Region Practice Nurse Education Trust Fund

Are you a practice nurse?  Do you want to undertake further study or research and are looking for funds to help you?  If so, then the North West Region Practice Nurse Education Trust Fund may be able to help.  The fund considers applications from practice nurses and makes awards twice a year.  Applications for study or research must be relevant to present practice and lead to the development of personal and professional skills; learning that may lead to improvement in patient management or benefit other health professionals. The fund panel may also consider making a contribution to enable applicants to attend an appropriate professional conference or study day. 

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2015. For further information and details contact Jill Lloyd in the regional office, email jill.lloyd@rcn.org.uk or phone 01204 552464.

December 2014 e-Newsletter

The regional e-Newsletter is designed to keep members in the North West up to date with RCN activities and what's happening locally, with news, views and listings. The end-of-year e-Newsletter features an editorial from North West Regional Director Estephanie Dunn, along with important information on the RCN's 'What If' pay campaign as well as the usual regional news, information and full details of all the nursing and branch events across the north west. Read the December e-Newsletter.  

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

Putting Patients First conference: 29 January 2015

RCN Lancashire West branch is hosting a special free event in Blackpool on 29 January 2015. Putting Patient's First aims to provide a broad overview of the factors affecting the experience quality and safety of care. The day-long event will specifically look at how to ensure and maintain quality patient care, from engaging staff and raising concerns to 'turning around' an organisation following bad publicity. Invited speakers include Paul Jebb, Experience of Care Professional Lead, NHS England; Suzette Woodward, Director of Safety, Learning and People for the NHS Litigation Authority; Steve Jamieson, RCN Deputy Director of Nursing; Sue Smith, Chief Executive Nurse at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust; and Andrea Spyropoulos, RCN President and Clinical Strategist. Find out more

For more information contact Karen Hughes, email Karen.hughes@rcn.org.uk or phone 01204 552447.  Book your place online today with RCN events or alternatively phone 02920 546460.  

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.