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RCN Eastern Region


RCN members working in Hertfordshire will automatically become a member of the Hertfordshire branch.  The area includes major NHS trusts covering Watford General Hospital and the Lister Hospital in Stevenage, as well as independent sector providers and care homes.

Getting involved in your local branch is a great way of getting your voice heard at the RCN as well as accessing many learning and development events.  The branch holds county conferences four times a year where a wide range of speakers are invited to talk on nursing matters.  It is also a good opportunity to network with other members and discuss important issues. Visit the events page to find details for all your branch county conferences and other events happening across Eastern region.

The branch is always looking for local RCN members to get involved in our work, including taking part in campaigns to help expand the profile of nursing and highlight issues which matter to nurses.

For more information about how to get involved in your local branch please contact the regional office on

Hertfordshire International Nurses Day 2016 – Florence Nightingale’s Celebration Day 

Across Hertfordshire each year in May, the nursing family comes together to honour and celebrate the life and vision of Florence Nightingale by promoting Florence’s principles of safe, high quality care to patients.

This year’s theme of ‘Shaping the Future of Health & Wellbeing’ was aimed at informing how the provision of health and social care is changing nationally and locally and how the nursing family can play an active part in this.  If you were not able to attend the event, links to recordings from the conference are available below and include some interesting information around What is the Better care Fund, Health Coaching and How to Write a personal reflection:

Conference welcome from the Florence Nightingale Foundation

Introduction to the day

Better Care Fund - National Context Direction

How Hertfordshire is Delivering Integrated Service Redesign

Writing Your Personal Reflection

Coaching for Health

Giving and Receiving Feedback

Chair's Closing Remarks