For many people, it feels like the hot weather has been with us forever. The snow we saw in March is a long, distant memory.
As a serving and relentless accredited RCN rep, I come as one but stand as 10,000 in vying for this position on RCN Council.
As the RCN Bedfordshire branch chair, Eastern Board Member and the UK Safety Committee Representative for the Eastern Region, I have a full understanding of the affairs of RCN.
The RCN has been a lifelong source of support to me during my career, always there and always working for nurses like me.
During the eight years I served on RCN Council, we achieved many things and I would like the opportunity to serve another term.
The hard truth and reality of a reduced nursing workforce appears to be focusing conversations at STP forums for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough STP.
Last year’s Scrap the Cap and Close the Gap campaigns saw our members come out in large number to get their voices heard on the need for fair pay in the NHS.
Since the Government announced the pay deal being offered to staff working in the NHS, much has been said on both sides of the debate.
Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions affect over 10 million people in the UK and are the leading cause of disability in England according to the Global Burden of Disease project.
Working in nursing, you never stand still. This is literally the case, as we know members are rushed off their feet caring for a growing number of patients while coping with limited resources and staff shortages.