With 24,000 nursing vacancies across the country, record numbers of patients requiring care and additional financial pressure of the NHS, our members are increasingly concerned about the impact that low staffing levels and high demand are having on patient care and safety. In this issue we take you through how to raise any concerns you may have safely. We also report on the RCN lobby of MPs prior to a parliamentary debate on nursing pay, and Northern members representing the region at the recent 'It's our NHS' march in London.
Our members will be shocked by today’s reports that NHS England has told Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to underreport its financial situation by more than £35 million.
The December issue of the Northern region newsletter is out.
The November issue of the Northern region newsletter is out.
A consultation affecting the way services are delivered in Cumbria is open until 19 December. The RCN Northern region is seeking member feedback on the proposals suggested by the West, North and East Cumbria success regime.
The RCN Northern board has two vacancies for which nominations are open until 4.30pm on 5 December.
The October issue of the Northern region newsletter is available to download.
As some of our most valued and experienced representatives reach retirement age, the RCN Northern region is looking for further exceptional individuals to invest in.
The June issue of the Northern region newsletter is available to download.
The nurses' day issue of the Northern region newsletter is available to download. It contains a special history of the Cumberland Infirmary written by RCN member Julie Bowman.
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