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.
In her opening Congress speech, RCN President Cecilia Anim encouraged delegates to ask themselves “what more can we do to help each other?".
RCN members are voting on how to respond to another below-inflation pay award.
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 collected the honour from Her Majesty at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace this afternoon.
Nursing staff across the Eastern region are under intense pressure as high levels of winter demand continue to hit hospitals.
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.
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.
The RCN's concerns over Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP) have been validated with the leak of the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes STP.
Revalidation continues to be a subject of concern for some, even several months after the process was launched.
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.
Nurses in Hertfordshire could risk their long-term financial future if they opt out of the NHS Pension Scheme in return for higher pay.
A Royal College of Nursing member from Essex has been featured in a celebration of nursing innovations from across the region.
A Royal College of Nursing member from Suffolk has been featured in a celebration of nursing innovations from across the region.
The work of three Royal College of Nursing members from Cambridgeshire has been featured in a celebration of nursing innovations from across the region.
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…
Student nurses from across the Eastern region have voiced their fears over Government plans to axe bursaries for those in training, saying the move risked the future NHS workforce.
Reaching the grand old age of 100 is no mean feat. When centenarians are interviewed by their local TV news they often say the secret to hitting this milestone is a daily glass of sherry or a regular brisk walk around the park.
The winter months are never an easy time for those working in health services. While the weather has proved unseasonably mild of late, January and February look likely to see a return to the colder times we are used to at this time of year – and of course the impact this has on the NHS and private providers.
Nurses and midwives from across the Eastern region have taken part in a march in protest over plans to axe bursaries for nursing students.
Organ donation specialist nurse, Marie Garside based in Cambridge and Heather Riggs who works in the Department of Pain Medicine at West Suffolk Hospital have told their stories as part of the RCN's campaign to highlight the complexity of the work and to support the case for increased pay for nurses.
The Royal College of Nursing in the Eastern region is calling for cuts to local authority public health budgets to be dropped when Chancellor George Osborne announces the Comprehensive Spending Review this month.
The number of nurses being trained in the Eastern region needs to significantly increase to meet the demands of health services in the coming years, the Royal College of Nursing says.
Over the past five years nursing staff have cared for record numbers of patients through the most disruptive reorganisation in NHS history and in the face of huge workforce cuts.
Nurses from the Eastern region have expressed concerns about the standards of end-of-life care being given to children and young people
Nurses from across the UK have backed up concerns raised by nursing staff in the Eastern region about the use of covert recording in care homes.
Hertfordshire will be marking 195 years since the birth of Florence Nightingale as part of their Nurses Day celebrations in May.