25 blog posts
  • Julie Lewers Julie Lewers 23 May 2021

    Organising: It’s not all placards and petitions

    Organising in the workplace - small actions leading to big changes.

  • Ged Swinton Ged Swinton 10 Feb 2021

    What your Board is doing for you

    Board Chair Ged Swinton explains how the Board is working in 2021 and how you can get involved.

  • Cyzel Gomes Cyzel Gomes Cyzel Gomes 29 Jan 2021

    Introduction to South East's new RCN Student Committee Member

    Cyzel Gomes on her role to support and represent South East student members and how to get involved in RCN activity.

  • Ged Swinton Ged Swinton 4 Jan 2021

    Never underestimate the value of a nurse

    2020 started with such promise for nurses and nursing, we were planning to celebrate the work that we do in the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. The opportunity to show the world the way we as a profession contribute to everyone’s everyday life. It was planned to be a joyous showcase of how nursing contributes to the world.

  • Ged Swinton Ged Swinton 31 Aug 2020

    Fair pay for nursing - get involved

    South East Board Chair Ged Swinton explains why he is committed to the #FairPayForNursing campaign.

  • Ruth Bailey Ruth Bailey 10 Aug 2020

    Ruth Bailey: fighting for fair pay

    Not much will keep me away from the beach on a hot summer’s day, but this Saturday’s protest march for justice for NHS pay in Brighton was one such event. I am incensed that nurses – who  have worked for years in the most challenging of conditions with inadequate staffing levels, and who have in recent months been publicly lauded for our dedication, commitment and care –  have still not been recognised with the pay we deserve. Nothing was going to stop me making some noise.   

  • Ruth Bailey Ruth Bailey 15 Jun 2020

    Virtual South East: are we missing a trick?

    Twiddling my thumbs on a Sunday night, I wondered how I would spend the wet week ahead that I had booked off to attend RCN Congress. It was postponed months ago, added to the ever growing Covid-Casualty list of fractured plans and disappointments.  I had been so looking forward to the thrill of Congress; meeting activists, fiery debates, innovative fringe activities and catching up with friends.  Most of all, I needed a dose of that intoxicating buzz for Nursing, that Congress ignites.

  • Ged Swinton Ged Swinton 1 Jun 2020

    Ged Swinton: Covid from my perspective

    Covid has been a significant challenge across the globe as Chair of the South East regional board I have suspended my ANP training and returned to my first discipline of critical care to help in the covid response for critical care beds.

  • Jeremy Benton Jeremy Benton 13 May 2020

    Jeremy Benton: April update from your Council member

    As we pass six weeks of social distancing, nursing continues to rise to the challenges the pandemic throws at the South East. The challenges are different in different sectors, specialities, roles and workplaces and are evolving as each day passes.

  • Jeremy Benton Jeremy Benton 31 Mar 2020

    Jeremy Benton: March update from your Council member

    What a difference a month makes! This is not the blog I was hoping and expecting to write but in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, there are a number of issues - mainly around information and misinformation - that I think it is important to cover here.