21 blog posts
  • 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.

  • Fair pay for nurses Teresa Budrey Teresa Budrey 20 Apr 2021

    RCN Eastern members – help to make the changes you want to see

    We know that when our members come together, you can make real change happen. Whether you’re a rep, a member in the NHS or independent sector or you hold a position on an RCN committee or your local RCN branch, we have seen what you can achieve when you join up to make a difference.

  • Victoria Udeh Victoria Udeh 11 Apr 2021

    Meet RCN Student Ambassador, Victoria Udeh

    My name is Victoria Udeh and  am a first year mental health nursing student studying at the University of Hertfordshire. 

  • Alan Bailey Alan Bailey 29 Mar 2021

    Working together to make the changes you want to see

    My name is Alan Bailey and I am the Campaigns Organiser for the RCN Eastern region. I want to introduce myself with a few words about what my role involves.

  • Damien Crick Damien Crick 3 Mar 2021

    Meet RCN Student Ambassador, Damien Crick

    Hello, my name is Damien. I am a second year adult student nurse at Anglia Ruskin University. 

  • Teresa Budrey Teresa Budrey 5 Feb 2021

    Looking after yourselves while you care for others

    There is no doubt that the last few months have been among the most challenging times that health services have ever seen.