A message to members from RCN London Regional Director Lisa Elliott about what is happening in the capital in relation to COVID-19.
It has been a jam-packed start to 2020 at RCN London. The first event was Inclusion Solution, Leading from the Front, then the publication of Living in the Red: the cost of living crisis for London's nursing workforce, plus safe staffing events.
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%.