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blog posts 34 blog posts
  • SIO Temitope visiting Ghana Temitope Babajide Temitope Babajide 30 Sep 2019

    My experience as a student nurse in Ghana

    I went to Ghana as the opportunity for an overseas insight placement was offered by my university, Anglia Ruskin, and was organised by Work the World. I spent three weeks in Takoradi to develop my knowledge and understanding of international health care provision and experience nursing in a completely different environment.

  • RCN Eastern safe staffing campaign leads RCN Eastern safe staffing campaign leads 9 Sep 2019

    Let us spread safe staffing message to the public

    As nurses we all know about the terrible impact a shortage of nursing staff has in the workplace.

  • Teresa Budrey Teresa Budrey 5 Sep 2019

    RCN Eastern members working hard on staffing campaign

    As the action needed to tackle the issue of nursing shortages becomes an extreme challenge, it is clear that you, our members, will be the driving force in highlighting the problem.

  • Janice Waters Janice Waters 5 Jun 2019

    How I'll be taking forward issues raised at Congress

    I was pleased to see the Eastern region so well represented at RCN Congress in Liverpool last month. I was sorry not to be able to be there myself, but was delighted to be able to follow proceedings online.

  • Anne Wells Anne Wells 1 Apr 2019

    Workforce must feature in future plans for health service

    Our region was the first to hold its collaborative event to get members to shape a regional staffing for safe and effective care campaign.

  • Laura Bird Laura Bird 12 Mar 2019

    Newly qualified nurses must follow the career path best for them

    As student nurse, it can be difficult to know your first move when qualified. There are certain pathways favoured by both students and current staff that tend to involve starting your first year within an acute hospital trust. I have long felt that this pathway is not for me - not because I dislike hospital work but because that is not where my heart is.

  • Natalie Brooks Natalie Brooks 28 Feb 2019

    New campaign will highlight that there's #SafetyInNumbers

    The new hashtag for the staffing for safe and effective care campaign is #SafetyInNumbers. We’re hoping it’s a hashtag that will catch people’s attention for this important campaign.

  • Janice Waters Janice Waters 12 Feb 2019

    Members driving force in campaign for safe and effective care

    Last month I attended the first meeting of the newly elected RCN Council. We covered a lot of ground at this meeting, with some important updates on issues of great importance to RCN members and the patients we care for.

  • Teresa Budrey Teresa Budrey 12 Dec 2018

    Members can be proud of the way they have supported campaigns

    Campaigning on issues that are important to our members is something the RCN Eastern team is extremely passionate about. 

  • Irene Gray Irene Gray 12 Dec 2018

    Looking ahead to 2019

    As the days and nights get colder and we move towards the festive season, it is easy to feel the ramping up of activity to manage the patient throughput and dependency we so well know at this time of the year.