In years to come, when we look back on 2020 and the global pandemic that swept away so many lives and livelihoods, I wonder what lessons will have been learnt.
So, we say goodbye and, for the majority of us, good riddance to 2020.
Interim Regional Board Chair Maggy Heaton reflects on a unique summer in the North West.
Current North West member on the RCN UK Students Committee, Sam Turner, explains what the role involves and why other students should think about applying.
Regional Director Estephanie Dunn shares her thoughts on a busy period in the North West
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.
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.
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.
We have hit the ground running and have already held our first Board meeting and branch meetings of the year.
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.