RCN London Director, Jude Diggins, reflects on what the region has achieved in 2019 and whats to come in 2020, including announcing the new Regional Director for London.
In London we are proud to have the most diverse nursing workforce in the country. The Black History Month event is one I look forward to every year, and this year’s event did not disappoint.
Today, the RCN is launching #MakeParityReality, a campaign that encourages members to put the mental health of patients and colleagues front and centre.
Nurses are there to ensure the safety of patients, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. But what if we took one, just one, special day and used it to highlight how the failure to address the nursing workforce crisis is affecting patient care.
Late last month it was the turn of the RCN London region to host its Staffing for Safe and Effective Care campaign planning event. And it didn’t disappoint.
This week saw the publication of the latest NHS Staff Survey results. There are some things to celebrate. The proportion of people feeling satisfied with the support they receive from their manager has increased to nearly 70%. The number of people feeling supported to get the training they need has also increased to around 55%.
Since the NHS was born 70 years ago, it’s become increasingly easy to think about power as something that belongs in the hands of other people with leadership an activity done and controlled by those at the top of the organisational ladder.
Although the profile of non-binary and trans people has risen in recent years, there is still a lack of awareness and understanding of the spectrum of gender identity. Lucy Evans is using her position to educate within healthcare and advocate for patients who up until now have not had a voice.