Welcome from Estephanie Dunn, Regional Director of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in the North West region.
October's Member eNewsletter
RCN North West has created a regional Member eNewsletter, designed to keep members in the North West up to date with what's happening locally. The eNewsletter 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.
This month's eNewsletter features an editorial from the new North West Regional Director Estephanie Dunn, along with details of the RCN North West Regional conference, ‘Managing Health & Wellbeing in times of national stress'. It also includes important information on the RCN's 'What If' pay campaign and the march in London in October, along with full details of all the nursing events and branch AGMs across the region. Read the October e-Newsletter here.
You can also read previous issues of the Member eNewsletters here.
Looked after children Nurses Networking event, 1 Dec
RCN North West members are invited to attend the Looked after children Nurses Networking event on 1 December at RCN HQ, Cavendish Square, London.
The event aims to provide an opportunity for people to share best practice and professional development, and to determine and influence the agenda for children looked after and in care. Children's Inspection Team Leader at the Care Quality Commisson (CQC) Lynn Davinson will be a speaker at the event.
Find out more here.
RCN 'What IF' pay campaign
Find out more about the RCN 'What If' campaign in the North West.
Practice Nurse Conference, 20 November 2014
The RCN Central Manchester and Greater Manchester branches are hosting a special free regional conference for Practice Nurses on Thursday 20 November 2014 from 9am to 4pm at the USN Bolton Arena, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6LB. Speakers include Trish Bennett, Chief Nurse for NHS England; Mary Moore, Chief Nurse for Bolton CCG; and Craig Harris, Chief Executive, City Commissioning and Quality. Further information. To book your place email Samantha Kay, email email@example.com
North West Regional Conference, 27 November 2014
The North West Regional Conference, ‘Managing Health & Wellbeing in times of national stress’ will take place on 27 November.
This year’s conference will address the challenges facing organisations and the NHS in the current climate, staff wellbeing, and what staff can do when under pressure. Speakers include Professor Jill Maben, Director of the national nursing research unit at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at King's College London; and Peter Kelly of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The day will close with a laughter therapy session with John Hipkiss.
RCN North West Region in the news
Read recent media stories quoting the RCN North West Region.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.