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RCN Eastern Region


news articles 33 news articles
  • 7 Mar 2017

    Involve nursing staff in NHS plans new RCN Eastern leader urges

    Nurses working in Eastern must be fully involved in the planning and introduction of radical plans to reform health services, according to the new Eastern Regional Director for the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

  • Cecilia Anim receiving her CBE from the Queen 23 Feb 2017

    RCN President receives CBE from the Queen

    Cecilia Anim collected the honour from Her Majesty at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace this afternoon.

  • Blurred photo of a busy hospital corridor 17 Jan 2017

    Growing concern over pressures facing region's hospitals

    Nursing staff across the Eastern region are under intense pressure as high levels of winter demand continue to hit hospitals.

  • 14 Dec 2016

    Norfolk nurse Kate Barmby talks about her Bake-Off journey

    Whether it was fabulous Viennese whirls, bright blue icing or her incredible Corn Maiden rye bread, Norfolk nurse Kate Barmby certainly kept us entertained with her creations during this year’s Great British Bake Off. Sadly Kate, who works at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, left the show during a very tricky series of “batter week” challenges. RCN Eastern spoke to Kate about her Bake-Off journey, how she juggled filming and practising around her nursing commitments and how the experience has helped her in her work.

  • . 14 Dec 2016

    How LD nurses are working to champion their patients

    Working with people with learning disabilities can be a challenging area of nursing but it is also one of the most rewarding. LD nurses not only focus on improving or maintaining a patient’s physical and mental health, they must also help them tackle any barriers to living a full and independent life. They may be involved in helping them learn the skills to get a job - another important factor in supporting them to lead a healthy life.

  • 10 Nov 2016

    RCN responds to leaked STP document

    The RCN's concerns over Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP) have been validated with the leak of the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes STP.

  • 21 Sep 2016

    Eastern region: HCAs and APs - THE RCN NEEDS YOU

    Everyone knows the vital work carried out by healthcare assistants (HCAs) and assistant practitioners (APs) in the services provided to patients in the Eastern region and across the UK.

  • 21 Sep 2016

    Eastern region: Revalidation - Your Top Concerns Answered (part 2)

    Revalidation continues to be a subject of concern for some, even several months after the process was launched.

  • NHS pension warning 12 Sep 2016

    Nurses warned not to put future at risk in pension opt-out offer

    Nurses in Hertfordshire could risk their long-term financial future if they opt out of the NHS Pension Scheme in return for higher pay.

  • 10 Aug 2016

    Eastern region: Essex nursing innovation celebrated for improving patient care

    A Royal College of Nursing member from Essex has been featured in a celebration of nursing innovations from across the region.