The year has got off to a flying start with the launch of our safe staffing campaign. The RCN is campaigning for legislation to guarantee nurse staffing levels in England across all sectors and settings.
Firstly I wanted to thank everyone who re-elected me back to Council and I am honoured and humbled to have had such strong support from members across the region.
Nurses in all areas are struggling to give safe and effective care to their patients. This is something I hear about all the time. In 2017 the RCN conducted a survey asking members about your experience at work, particularly reflecting on your last shift, and feedback from the North West really stood out – exceeding the English average in a lot of areas.
Welcome to a brand new year and I wish you all the best for a healthy and prosperous one.
Welcome to the final member e-newsletter of 2018. It has been an eventful year, and one which our reps and staff can be proud of as they have continued to support and represent our members, whilst engaging with our ongoing campaigns in the most of challenging of circumstances.
It is unacceptable that employees from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds continue to face an uphill struggle at work for equality of opportunity.
The North West region as a whole has a richly diverse range of nurses from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and from data collected, we know that NHS staff from a BAME background suffer disproportionately with respect to workplace disciplinary and grievance processes.
Christmas is a time when we think about celebrating, prepare our homes for festivities, get together with friends and family and have a general spirit of hope and optimism.
It’s been a busy in the North West office with a whole host of meetings and events.
The aim of the STP programme is to ‘bring local health and care leaders, organisations and communities together to develop and implement plans for their localities to with the aspiration to improve population health and organise care delivery in a way that avoids gaps and overlaps in provision.