RCN West Midlands Regional Director Mike Adams comments on the merger of University Hospitals Birmingham and Heart of England into a single hospital trust on 1 April 2018.
A senior officer for the RCN in the West Midlands has been appointed to a new equality advisory group set up by Premier League football club West Bromwich Albion.
Around 140 delegates came to our best attended annual Black History Month conference yet in Birmingham in October. Now, everyone can watch the key moments.
Hospitals and health services in the West Midlands would struggle to cope without the dedication of nurses working unpaid extra hours or reporting for duty when they feel unwell, the RCN said today in response to the Government’s move to link next year’s NHS pay award to increased productivity.
Staff nurse Kayleigh Peel has been campaigning alongside thousands of RCN members for fair pay for nursing staff.
Supply nurses in the West Midlands say the Government should recognise their contribution to the care and safety of patients and abandon plans to stop them doing agency shifts for the NHS if they have a permanent NHS job.
Nursing students from the University of Birmingham held a public celebration of International Nurses’ Day on 12 May in Birmingham city centre by demonstrating basic life support and first aid skills.
A new network to support health care assistants in the West Midlands has been launched by the RCN in the region.
Nurses, hospice staff and representatives from interested organisations attended a conference in Birmingham exploring end-of life issues.
Further cuts in the number of beds at community hospitals in North Staffordshire risk damaging patient care unless district nursing teams are expanded to help look after redirected patients at home, the RCN has warned.