Recruitment problems experienced by many NHS employers in the Eastern region could get worse with thousands of nurses currently working here potentially affected by changes to EU immigration rules after Brexit.
Revalidation is a subject which worries many nurses – what information is required, have I done enough to fulfil the criteria, do I need to buy new materials to complete the process? The list goes on.
Over the next few weeks RCN members will begin to hear directly from their branch and forum executives, by email, on social media and on the RCN website.
The RCN today wholeheartedly condemned any prejudice or racist abuse directed at nursing staff following last week’s referendum on EU membership.
Following the results of the vote on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union, the RCN has made the following statement.
The RCN is calling on patients to say thank you to nursing staff who have touched their lives.
We all know that in a profession such as nursing, leaving your job behind when you head home for the night is never easy. You may find it hard to forget what’s happening in your workplace, worrying about patients and the pressures you face on a daily basis.
For the Royal College of Nursing, the issue of fighting for fair pay for nurses and healthcare assistants is never off the agenda.
Lesley Williams has a very busy schedule. One day she may be counselling the bereaved and giving first aid training. The next she may be accompanying vulnerable patients on hospital appointments, helping explain their diagnosis and treatment.
Lyndsay Buckland, RCN Eastern communications manager
Just as nurses play a huge role in society, so have they done in the worlds of TV and film. Whether they are portrayed in serious shows with traumatic storylines or in more light-hearted comic characterisations, fictional nurses often leave a lasting impression on viewers and may even shape how the profession is viewed by the public. As the Royal College of Nursing celebrates its centenary, I asked colleagues in our Eastern Region office to tell me their favourite nurses from the big and small screen. We’ve narrowed it down to our top ten (in no particular order). As it was my idea, let me go first…