At RCN Northern region we have been active in highlighting the ongoing challenges our members in North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust are facing on a daily basis.
We were made aware of a wide range of concerns, including:
In response, we developed a confidential survey entitled ‘Safe to speak out’, which was sent to all members working in the NHS in Cumbria. Its purpose was to ask our members what concerns they had, as well as what areas of good practice they would like to highlight.
To discuss the issues we raised, trust chief executive Ann Farrar and director of nursing Gail Naylor met with RCN regional director Sarah Dodsworth. They agreed the following action: