Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust has decided against transferring 500 estates and facilities staff to its wholly owned subsidiary company.
RCN learning rep Sheryle Miller attended Buckingham Palace Garden Party as part of an RCN delegation on 31 May.
NHS figures published this morning show that seven out of ten nursing vacancies remain unfilled in the North East.
The chair of the RCN Northern region board reflects on his five RCN roles, the benefits of getting active in the RCN, and the challenging times that lie ahead.
The RCN's longest-serving representative Gordon Lees chaired his last Northern region board meeting yesterday.
Director of Nursing and Patient Experience for City Hospitals Sunderland and South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust Melanie Johnson has been elected to represent the Northern region on the RCN’s newest national committee.
RCN pay champion and activist Claire Reynolds has written a poem to the prime minister on behalf of all those campaigning to #scrapthecap on nursing pay. "I wrote it late last night after I got home from work," she said. "I thought of all the hardship we all suffer: the lack of money and the inadequate staffing levels, and it just flowed from there."
The RCN Northern region has delivered two masterclasses on conducting professional investigations, focusing on how investigating officers can conduct effective investigations completed as quickly as possible to the highest standards.
The president of RCN County Durham and Darlington branch, Cate Woolley-Brown, has been appointed as her trust’s Freedom to Speak Up Guardian. Freedom to Speak Up Guardians are a new role that has been introduced nationally.
North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust has come out of special measures after four years, following a report by the CQC on its visit last December. For the first time, the trust has been rated as ‘good’ overall for providing ‘effective’ services.
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