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RCN Eastern Region


news articles 36 news articles
  • Richard Gardner, Safety Rep of the Year 24 May 2017

    Senior Healthcare Assistant wins top award

    Richard Gardner, a senior Healthcare Assistant for North East London Foundation Trust, based in Thurrock, has won a top award for his work promoting safety in the workplace.

  • 23 May 2017

    Know the signs of domestic abuse

    It is difficult to read Caitlin Rivers’ account of her experiences at the hands of an abusive husband. But it is also difficult to stop reading.

  • RCN President Cecilia Anim 13 May 2017

    RCN President tells nursing staff to care for each other in Congress opening ceremony

    In her opening Congress speech, RCN President Cecilia Anim encouraged delegates to ask themselves “what more can we do to help each other?".

  • Illustration of man voting on smartphone 20 Apr 2017

    Pay-poll picks up steam

    RCN members are voting on how to respond to another below-inflation pay award.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.