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RCN Yorkshire and the Humber Board Chair Catherine Best writes about members, activists and staff coming together at a collaborative event on 5 April to start to co-produce and co-plan the regional Staffing for Safe and Effective Care campaign.
South East's 'Staffing for Safe and Effective Care' campaign co-lead Jeremy Benton discusses the regional event and the next steps in rolling out the campaign.
Every big event these days seems to start with a ‘Tweet’ networking and connecting with members together with staff sharing and exploring what we all signed up to.
Regional director Glenn Turp looks at the latest combined performance figures released by NHS England and the need for urgent action to address the staffing crisis.
The year has got off to a flying start with the launch of our safe staffing campaign. The RCN is campaigning for legislation to guarantee nurse staffing levels in England across all sectors and settings.
Firstly I wanted to thank everyone who re-elected me back to Council and I am honoured and humbled to have had such strong support from members across the region.
Safe staffing means having enough nursing staff with the right skills and knowledge, in the right place, at the right time. Without safe staffing levels in place, nursing staff are struggling to provide patients with the safe and effective care which patients deserve and this also puts nursing staff at risk.
Nurses in all areas are struggling to give safe and effective care to their patients. This is something I hear about all the time. In 2017 the RCN conducted a survey asking members about your experience at work, particularly reflecting on your last shift, and feedback from the North West really stood out – exceeding the English average in a lot of areas.
How often are you frustrated that you cannot deliver the quality of care that your patients and service users need because there aren’t enough staff on duty? How often are you anxious that they might not even be safe?
I've just participated in a landmark day for membership-led activity within the Royal College of Nursing.