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.
The June issue of the Northern region newsletter is available to download.
Following the results of the vote on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union, the RCN has made the following statement.
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.
The RCN is calling on patients to say thank you to nursing staff who have touched their lives.
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.
The Royal College of Nursing is to host a special event to celebrate the progress of nursing and its impact on care.
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.
The RCN Northern region's March e-newsletter is available to download now.