Speaking up on nursing pay
The RCN has urged the Government to ensure NHS staff, patients and the public are all involved in proposed reforms to the health and care system, after a new report on sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) was published by the King’s Fund.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has been closely following developments regarding the future of Liverpool Community Health (LCH) which is largely being overseen by Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
Proper funding and consultation is key to making sure Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) solve, rather than exacerbate, the problems of England’s health and care system, the RCN has said.
We are seeking feedback from members employed by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust on a new pay protection policy due to be introduced by the Trust on 1 March.
Leonard Cheshire Disability are currently consulting on proposed changes to pay, terms and conditions. The RCN is encouraging its members to respond to the consultation and will provide support to members where required.
RCN officers will visit universities across the region to meet new nursing students. They will be at Chester, Manchester, West Lancashire, Preston and Liverpool throughout March.
Growing gaps in the NHS workforce, highlighted in today's (9 February) report from Audit Scotland, are undermining nurses' best efforts to care for patients.
Data leaked to the BBC shows A&E patients in England faced the longest trolley waits on record in January.
RCN activists from this region joined an RCN lobby of MPs ahead of their debate on nursing pay. Council and Regional Board member Anne Kennedy and local rep Katie Ashton represented members from Yorkshire and the Humber.
RCN Humber branch invited dementia campaigner Tommy Whitelaw to speak at their learning event focusing on 'Making a Difference'.