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RCN London Board Meeting March 2014

Published: 14 March 2014

The RCN London Board met at Grays Inn Road on Thursday 13 March.

Nursing leaders pledge action to promote good care

Published: 07 March 2014

Around 100 clinical leaders from across the Midlands and Eastern regions made personal pledges to champion the delivery of high standards of care at a conference in Stafford.

New data shows North West is losing experienced nurses, says RCN

Published: 20 March 2014

The NHS in the North West is seeing significant cuts in the numbers of experienced and specialist nurses, with areas such as mental health and community nursing suffering the most, says the RCN.

RCN North West expresses anger at NHS pay decision

Published: 13 March 2014

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in the North West has reacted angrily today to the governmentís decision not to award a cost of living increase to the majority of NHS staff. The decision ignores the recommendation of the independent pay review body for NHS staff.

Who will win your vote? Final four announced in nationwide search for Patientís Choice Award

Published: 13 March 2014

Final four announced in nationwide search for Patientís Choice Award Four nurses have been selected as finalists in the nationwide annual Patientís Choice Award, organised by the UKís best-selling nursing journal, Nursing Standard. Now the public is invited to vote for the nurse who they believe should win this prestigious accolade.

South East nurses express pay anger

Published: 13 March 2014

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in the South East today reacted angrily to the Governmentís decision not to award a cost of living increase to the majority of NHS staff.

South East is losing experienced nurses, says RCN

Published: 13 March 2014

The NHS in the South East is seeing significant cuts in the numbers of experienced and specialist nurses, with areas such as mental health and community nursing suffering the most, says the RCNís South East region.

Leading NHS light appointed to RCN in the North West

Published: 12 March 2014

The RCN is delighted to announce that Estephanie Dunn has been appointed as the new Regional Director for the RCN North West region. Estephanie, a nurse for over 30 years, brings a wealth of experience to the role.

Lots to celebrate, but lots more to do

Published: 07 March 2014

RCN North West today responded to the publication of the latest NHS Staff Survey, which showed that the region has much to celebrate about the local NHS, but also areas where progress is still urgently needed. Steve Flanagan, RCN North West Regional Director said: "There is much to celebrate here. Many of our regionís trusts are doing well and that is reflected in the attitudes of staff. It is particularly heartening to see a number of trusts whose staff would recommend their employer as a place to receive treatment to friends and family.  "There are pockets of concern too.  Where trusts are under significant pressure from increasing demands, the survey shows that staff are working hard to ensure that patient care is delivered, with high numbers of nurses continuing to work extra hours.  "However, it is simply not sustainable to have staff stretched too thinly and working beyond breaking point. Most concerning of all, nurses continue to be subject to unacceptable levels of physical violence and verbal abuse. "We want to see all of our trusts performing as well as the very best. It is vitally important that management teams across the NHS listen to front-line nurses, and health care assistants, as they seek to improve on their scores from last year. Where trusts are performing well, we would like to see more direct partnership working with other trusts in the region, to share best practice. NHS England and the local NHS Commissioners also need to co-ordinate the sharing of best practice across all of our trusts in the region, and to build appropriate performance measures into the contracting of services."

East Lancashire NHS Trust - NHS staff survey

Published: 07 March 2014

In response to the results of the NHS staff survey results for the East Lancashire NHS Trust, which indicate that 33% of staff are suffering work-related stress in the last 12 months compared with the national figure of 37%, Regional Director for the RCN in the North West Steve Flanagan said : "Many of our regionís trusts are doing well but there are pockets of concern too.  East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust is under significant pressure from increasing demands.  The survey shows that staff are working hard to ensure that patient care is delivered. Worryingly, 33% of staff report experiencing harassment, bullying or abuse from patients, relatives or the public.  This could explain why so many staff report suffering work-related stress.  The trust must get to grips with this problem and do more to protect their staff to ensure that they can provide patient care without fear of abuse. "Most concerning of all, only 3.54 staff out of 5 recommend it as a place to work or receive treatment.  This is a drop from their 2012 survey results and well below the average score for trusts nationally.  "We want to see all of our trusts performing as well as the very best. It is vitally important that management teams across the NHS listen to front-line nurses, and health care assistants, as they seek to improve on their scores from last year. Where trusts are performing well, we would like to see more direct partnership working with other trusts in the region, to share best practice. NHS England and the local NHS Commissioners also need to co-ordinate the sharing of best practice across all of our trusts in the region, and to build appropriate performance measures into the contracting of services."

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