22 blog posts
  • Estephanie Dunn Estephanie Dunn 22 Jun 2020

    A new dawn

    This newsletter coincides with 100 days since WHO declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic. When we issued our last newsletter in March, coronavirus was not part of our daily lives but was simmering away in the background.

  • Dave Dawes Dave Dawes 21 Jun 2020

    A time of sacrifice but great pride

    I grow increasingly proud of the regions’ nursing family in how you continue to tackle and respond to the ongoing pandemic. Each sector has had its challenges and I’m acutely aware of how much lobbying the RCN has been doing on your behalf to improve the situation around PPE, the Immigration Health Surcharge and for appropriate working rights for agency workers, students and those in private settings such as care homes.

  • Dave Dawes Dave Dawes 7 May 2020

    A Jack of many trades and a master of them all.

    It is 40 years since Mike Travis began his career as a nurse. In an age when the job for life is a distant memory for the majority of the nation’s workforce, to achieve 40 years with a single employer would be an achievement worthy of comment. To do so whilst simultaneously fulfilling the many demands of a supplementary position is truly remarkable.

  • Dave Dawes Dave Dawes 11 Mar 2020

    An exciting year ahead in the North West as RCN Congress returns to the region

    It’s been a busy start to the year and we recently held our last Board Meeting at Chesham House before regional staff moved to the new premises on Bark Street in Bolton.  

  • Estephanie Dunn Estephanie Dunn 11 Mar 2020

    A busy year in prospect for the North West region

    We have hit the ground running and have already held our first Board meeting and branch meetings of the year. 

  • Estephanie Dunn Estephanie Dunn 10 Mar 2020

    Mind the Gap - Is healthcare leading the way on addressing the issue of gender equality?

    A recent Guardian article stated that almost a third of board positions in the UK’s top public companies are now held by women - almost a year sooner than expected.

  • Dave Dawes Dave Dawes 20 Dec 2019

    Looking back at the North West in 2019

    Dave Dawes, Chair of the North West Regional Board and UK Council member, reflects on the past year. 

  • Estephanie Dunn Estephanie Dunn 20 Dec 2019

    The End of an Eventful Year

    North West Regional Director Estephanie Dunn looks back on a busy year in our region. 

  • Sharon Mason Sharon Mason 21 Jun 2019

    Bullying and harassment - a 2019 Congress reflection

    Bullying is very much a focus in healthcare right now and is a significant patient safety concern.   Speaking up early will prevent things getting to a stage where it becomes a grievance and going down litigation routes that are long processes.  

  • Lorraine Tymon Lorraine Tymon 19 Jun 2019

    When it comes to end of life care, Dying Matters

    RCN member Lorraine Tymon helped to deliver a community event in partnership with Dying Matters, to raise awareness about the importance of planning for advance care and end of life.