38 blog posts
  • 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.

  • 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 spend 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.

  • Anne Wells Anne Wells 6 Sep 2019

    Join us to get 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.