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30 blog posts
  • Teresa Budrey Teresa Budrey 20 Nov 2020

    Celebrating Nursing Support Workers

    Nursing support workers have always been a vital part of the whole nursing and health service team. Never has this been more evident than the last year when, along with their nurse colleagues and nursing students, they continued to work on the frontline at the most difficult of times.

  • 11 Oct 2020

    My student money struggles show why we must pay nurses fairly

    My health care journey started ten years ago, however I started my nurse training in 2018.

  • Eileen Raynes-White Eileen Raynes-White 29 Jul 2020

    Working with our region's care homes

    Here in Eastern Region we really want to engage with care homes and find out how we can support you and encourage more of you to talk to us about what the RCN offers its members.

  • Teresa Budrey Teresa Budrey 12 Jul 2020

    We cannot have a strong voice without you

    The last few months have certainly shown us just how amazing yet challenging nursing and caring can be, you have demonstrated your dedication and professionalism in the face of extensive pressures brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Tracey Risebrow Tracey Risebrow 6 Jul 2020

    Why you should consider joining the RCN Eastern Board

    I have been part of the RCN for many years and in recent years wanted to get my voice heard more and make a positive contribution to the governance of the RCN. I was elected to the Eastern Region board and I am the current chair.   I thought I knew how the RCN worked but being a board member has given me greater insight into the governance processes within the RCN and I am now a working part of those governance processes.

  • Michael Oyeleye Michael Oyeleye 29 Jun 2020

    Using my voice to make a positive contribution for nursing staff in the RCN Eastern Region

    A few years ago, I decided to be part of a worthy nursing family and I chose the RCN. As part of this family, I felt that my voice must be heard contributing positively and so I became involved in the governance of RCN activity in the region.

  • Francis Miller Francis Miller 29 Jun 2020

    An introduction from your RCN UK Student Committee member for the RCN Eastern Region

    My name is Francis Miller and, for those who don’t already know me, I am the RCN UK Student Committee member for the Eastern region. As our student members continue to work so hard through the current pandemic situation, I thought I would take the opportunity to tell you a bit more about myself and my background. But I’d also like to urge any students who would like to get in touch with me about any issues they’d like to discuss to please do so.

  • Teresa Budrey Teresa Budrey 4 May 2020

    Supporting you through the COVID-19 pandemic

    Since my last message to you at the start of March much has changed, for you as nursing staff and for the public in general. I know you have worked incredibly hard to adapt to new ways of working and to deal with a huge increase in pressure on services, both in hospitals, in care homes and in the community. On behalf of the region, I want to thank you for your dedication and hard work.

  • Teresa Budrey Teresa Budrey 3 Mar 2020

    Help to celebrate the Year of the Nurse and Midwife

    As you’ll be aware, 2020 marks the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Many of you will be taking part in special events in your workplace to mark this celebration and members of RCN Eastern staff are also looking forward to attending many of these events.

  • André Santos André Santos 7 Jan 2020

    Hard-working Europeans are not the enemy in Brexit

    For the past three-and-a-half years Brexit has dominated the headlines, not only in the United Kingdom but all over the world. It can probably be considered one of the most important events of the recent history - an event that has defined a generation, an event that has divided families, communities and areas within the United Kingdom. And an event that will be happening very soon.