The pay campaign in the RCN Eastern region has taken to the streets of Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds in efforts to boost public support for calls for the Government to scrap the 1% cap on nursing pay increases.
RCN Eastern staff have been busy visiting workplaces across the region to make sure everyone knows about the #scrapthecap campaign and what they can do to help.
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.
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.
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).
Nursing staff across the Eastern region are under intense pressure as high levels of winter demand continue to hit hospitals.
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.
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.
The RCN's concerns over Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP) have been validated with the leak of the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes STP.
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.