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RCN Northern Region

News

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  • Close up of hands typing on a laptop 5 Jul 2016

    Improved member communications system up and running

    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.

  • 30 Jun 2016

    RCN condemns racial abuse following Brexit vote

    The RCN today wholeheartedly condemned any prejudice or racist abuse directed at nursing staff following last week’s referendum on EU membership.

  • Royal College of Nursing Northern region e-news 27 Jun 2016

    Latest Northern region e-newsletter available

    The June issue of the Northern region newsletter is available to download.

  • 24 Jun 2016

    RCN comments on EU referendum decision

    Following the results of the vote on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union, the RCN has made the following statement.

  • Royal College of Nursing Northern region e-news 17 May 2016

    Latest Northern region e-newsletter available

    The nurses' day issue of the Northern region newsletter is available to download.  It contains a special history of the Cumberland Infirmary written by RCN member Julie Bowman.

  • Today is Nurses 12 May 2016

    Today is Nurses' Day

    The RCN is calling on patients to say thank you to nursing staff who have touched their lives.

  • Roaqah Shaher, Chair of staff side at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and RCN Northern region representative 4 May 2016

    Partnership working delivers - South Tees NHS trust shelves shift change proposals

    Working in partnership, the RCN and other health unions have secured a significant outcome for staff at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Staff and unions had voiced concerns about changes to shift patterns which, if  implemented, would effectively have required nurses and health care assistants work for an extra six hours per month to make up for unpaid breaks added to the rota. 

  • International Centenary Conference 15 Apr 2016

    Booking open for International Centenary Conference

    The Royal College of Nursing is to host a special event to celebrate the progress of nursing and its impact on care.

  • 13 Apr 2016

    South Tees staff oppose proposed shift changes

    South Tees University Hospitals NHS Trust plans to introduce significant changes to shift patterns in all in-patient areas and A&E which effectively require an extra shift from staff every month. The majority of staff are opposed to the changes, and RCN reps have worked in partnership with other staff side colleagues with input from trust staff to produce a counterproposal which outlines the negative impacts the proposed changes would have on the staff and the care they deliver and offers an alternative solution. 

  • Royal College of Nursing Northern region e-news 30 Mar 2016

    Northern region March newsletter published

    The RCN Northern region's March e-newsletter is available to download now.