Welcome to RCN Wales
Here you'll find news, events and opinions covering the health care issues in Wales, including the work the RCN does with the National Assembly for Wales, support for members and training and development opportunities brought to you by the RCN Wales Professional Practice Department. At this point in time the content of this section of the website is only available in English.
Croeso i RCN Cymru
Fan hyn, fe welwch newyddion, digwyddiadau a barnau sy'n ymdrin â'r materion gofal iechyd yng Nghymru, sy'n cynnwys y gwaith a wnawn gyda Chynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru, cymorth i aelodau a chyfleoedd hyfforddi a datblygu a gyflwynwyd i chi gan Athrofa RCN Cymru. Ar hyn o bryd, mae cynnwys y rhan hon o'r wefan ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.
Review of Neonatal Intensive Care Services in North Wales
You may be aware that the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has been invited by the Welsh Government to lean an independent review of future options for neonatal intensive care services in North Wales reporting the findings in September 2013. More details about the review and the terms of reference can found at www.rcpch.ac.uk/invitedreviews
In order to be open as possible, the RCPCH is hosting an interactive online webinar on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 at 1:30pm to explain how they are proposing to conduct their review, to introduce the people involved and to set out the timescales. It will be an opportunity for anyone with an interest in the review to find out more and raise issues that you feel the review team should take into account. For those who are unable to attend, the webinar will be recorded and placed on the RCPCH website and there will be an opportunity during June to submit written comments for the attention of the review team.
You can register for the webinar using the following link.
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7239623612736666624 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
International Nurses Day 12 May 2013
May 12 is Nurses’ Day. We celebrate all members of the nursing family, nurse-led services and the nursing contribution to health care around the world while commemorating the anniversary of of the birth of Florence Nightingale, a key figure in nursing history and a figure who still provides inspiration today.
The RCN in Wales hosted a coffee morning on Wednesday, 08 May 2013. The event was an opportunity for nurses from across Wales to celebrate valuable contribution to patient care during a very important time in the nursing calendar. Keith Dunn, Chief Executive St. John’s Ambulance Service the nation’s first aid charity, gave an inspirational presentation on the day on the work of the prestigious charity. Following the presentation, members attended the annual Florence Nightingale dedication service in Westminster Abbey, London.
Professor Mark Drakeford AM, Minister for Health and Social Care, said, "It is such a pleasure to share with you this Nurses’ Day and recognise the unique contribution the nursing family make to the people of Wales. Nurses provide care and compassion to the thousands of people who use NHS Wales everyday, often when they are at their most vulnerable. We recognise the value of this work, and have set out a number of initiatives to improve patient care and ease pressure on staff. This includes ‘Together for Health’, our vision for NHS Wales over the next five years, which aims to put primary and community services at the heart of delivery."
First Minister Carwyn Jones AM said, "Everyone has experienced the work of nurses at some time or another and will recognise their hard work and dedication, often at unsociable hours. They play a crucial role in patients’ experiences during their treatment and in the overall smooth running of the NHS. This is our opportunity to say thank you."
Carwyn Jones, Mark Drakeford and Darren Millar AM, Shadow Health Spokesperson have sent videos of support for Nurses' Day 2013. Nurses' Day Supporters
Time to Care Campaign
Further to the successful launch of Year 2 of the Time to Care campaign, information about the Time to Care campaign is available here. Time to Care Campaign
2013 has key dates for RCN Activists and Welsh Board Members
RCN in partnership with Welsh Government are offering a series of learning and development events which are fully funded and include refreshments
Interview Skills 29 May 2013 Facilitated by Martin Semple venue: Ty Maeth, Cardiff
Record Keeping 30 May 2013 Facilitated by Clare Jenkins/Val Bailey venue: Ty Maeth, Cardiff
Learning at Work Roadshow 29 May 2013
Guest Speaker Ian Govier and Colour Me Beautiful stylist Shan Williams venue: Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, Ystrad Mynach
For more information please contact: Sarah Barnes on 029 20680 745 or email: Sarah.Barnes@rcn.org.uk