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26 blog posts
  • Natalie Brooks Natalie Brooks 2 May 2022

    Get involved to promote safe staffing and the best of nursing

    Staffing for safe and effective care is at the forefront of our minds and thoughts as the RCN Eastern regional board. As a staff nurse myself, I am very aware of the impact a lack of safe staffing has on your wellbeing. Our board members who work on the frontline are exposed to these issues daily.

  • Natalie Brooks Natalie Brooks 17 Mar 2022

    Key Messages from the Eastern Board Meeting

    The Eastern Region Board held an extraordinary meeting last week to raise their concerns with both our Eastern Region Council member and Trade Union Committee member in relation to Council’s decision to move away from a joint trade union position with our Pay Review Body evidence and the pause of the TUC/PNC decision making powers.

  • Natalie Brooks Natalie Brooks 7 Mar 2022

    The RCN Eastern board has sent a message of solidarity to all nursing staff affected by the conflict in Ukraine.

    With the situation in Ukraine intensifying day by day, it is impossible not to be distressed by what we are seeing unfolding in the country.

  • RCN Council RCN Council 11 Feb 2022

    RCN Council February update to members

    RCN Council members share their updates from the past month and detail how they are supporting members through their work. Vice-Chair of RCN Council, Mel Kerr, introduces this month’s update to members.

  • Teresa Budrey Teresa Budrey 4 Feb 2022

    Speak to us about the challenges you face in the workplace

    The first weeks of 2022 have certainly not been easy for our members, and we know just how hard you have been working through a time of increased demand and staffing shortages.

  • RCN Council RCN Council 7 Jan 2022

    RCN Council January update to members

    RCN Council members share their updates from the past month and detail how they are supporting members through their work. Vice-Chair of RCN Council, Mel Kerr, introduces this month’s update to members.

  • Teresa Budrey Teresa Budrey 3 Dec 2021

    Thank you for your work after yet another year of challenges

    It has been another difficult year for all our members. Whether you work in acute, primary or private care settings, for the NHS or independent sector, or you are undertaking training in our region's universities, I know you’ve all faced challenges in delivering the best care to patients while also looking after yourselves.

  • Helen Oatham Helen Oatham 29 Aug 2021

    The pay consultation 2021 - why you should get involved

    Helen Oatham, Trade Union Committee member for the Eastern region, discusses the importance of members getting involved in the pay consultation 2021. 

  • Natalie Brooks Natalie Brooks 21 Jul 2021

    A shocking, shameful shambles

    Natalie Brooks, Chair of the RCN's Eastern Board, reacts to the government announcement on the 2021/22 NHS pay award. 

  • Jesudass Johnselvan Jesudass Johnselvan 18 May 2021

    Thinking of our nursing family in India

    Like everyone, I have been distressed to see the images coming from India as the country deals with a devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.