From the South Lakes to South Cheshire and from Chester to the Pennines, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in the North West represents almost 50,000 members, making us the third largest region of the RCN in terms of membership numbers.
Our world is constantly changing. Health care delivery in the UK has undergone massive reorganisation, and even within the RCN we are facing the challenge of change, as we seek to revitalise our branches and to integrate our activities as a professional trade union.
Against this background it is important we are open and transparent about what we are doing for members; and members can play an active part in influencing those changes that affect them.
That's why this website is key in communicating with members and the public. You can find all you need to know about the RCN team in the regional office in Bolton, as well as your regional board and your local RCN branch. You'll also find up to date local and regional news, information about events, as well as matters of interest to you as both a professional and employee.
*** RCN North West member e-Newsletter: December issue now available to view ***
RCN North West has created a regional Member e-Newsletter, designed to keep members in the North West up to date with what's happening locally. The e-Newsletter has lots of interesting features about what's going on, from across the independent and NHS healthcare sectors, as well as current news and events from across the North West.
RCN Lancashire West Branch meeting
RCN Lancashire West Branch members are invited to attend the next branch meeting, which takes place on Wednesday 11 December from 3–5pm at the Grasmere Room at Wesham Park Hospital, Derby Road, Wesham, PR4 3AL.
Practice Nurse Education Trust Fund
Calling all practice nurses in the RCN’s North West Region. Do you want to undertake further study or research and you're looking for funds to help out? If so, then this is for you. The region’s Practice Nurse Education Trust Fund is making its final awards. The fund will be wound-up after this year’s allocations. So hurry and get your application in before it’s too late. Find out more.
For further details contact Cathy Yates, tel 01204 552 439, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is 16 December 2013. Applications will be considered and funding awarded by the end of January 2014.
'Complexities of Compassionate Care': RCN North West Regional Conference, 28 November
The RCN North West Regional Conference: Complexities of Compassionate Care takes place at The Centre at Birchwood Park, Birchwood, Warrington, WA3 6YN on 28 November. Find out more (401 KB). [How to access pdf files]. **This conference is now fully booked, but look out for a full report on the event in the next members e-Newsltter.
North West Regional Board
The North West Regional Board plays an important role advising and supporting the regional director on matters of interest to the RCN across the region. Board members are elected to represent the regional membership. Find out more about its work and download minutes from previous meetings.
Members and activists are always welcome to come along to Board meetings as observers. If you would like to attend or get more details then please contact Jill Lloyd, email email@example.com
RCN North West Region in the news
You can read recent media stories quoting the RCN North West Region here.
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 on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
North West Regional Director