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  • Goeffrey Walker, RCN Council member for the South West Region Geoffrey Walker Geoffrey Walker 6 Feb 2019

    Cold, snow and plunging temperatures in the South West

    The cold and snow hit our region last week and there was considerable disruption but thankfully care delivery was not too adversely affected, thanks to the dedication of staff.

  • Goeffrey Walker, RCN Council member for the South West Region Geoffrey Walker Geoffrey Walker 29 Jan 2019

    Momentous first RCN Council meeting

    On Thursday I attended my first RCN Council meeting representing the South West region and what a meeting it was.

  • Goeffrey Walker, RCN Council member for the South West Region Geoffrey Walker Geoffrey Walker 21 Jan 2019

    One thing is for certain - we must be united

    On Thursday will be my first Council meeting representing the South West region and I am very much looking forward to it. 

  • Goeffrey Walker, RCN Council member for the South West Region Geoffrey Walker Geoffrey Walker 7 Jan 2019

    Introducing myself as your new RCN Council member for the South West

    I would just like to introduce myself as I have now taken over as your Council member, representing the South West region.  I am immensely proud and would like to thank you for putting your trust in me to serve you during the coming year.  I would like to thank Vicky Brotherton for her hard work on Council over the last three years and I hope to continue her good work representing you all in the future.

  • Students outside Parliament before the Fund our Future lobby Helen Hancox Helen Hancox 20 Dec 2018

    I support our growing group of student information officers

    I am one of the Senior Officers in the South West, covering Devon and also holding responsibility for students in the region.  

  • Rachael Palmer, second-year adult nursing student and student information officer from the University of Plymouth Rachael Palmer Rachael Palmer 4 Dec 2018

    "An inspiring call to action"

    I recently attended the first ever RCN Student Information Officer conference.  It was my first big RCN event with other students.

  • Water being poured into glass Geoffrey Walker Geoffrey Walker 27 Jun 2018

    Encouraging a break culture

    With this week’s hot weather it’s even more important to stay hydrated.

  • Susan Masters, RCN South West Regional Director Susan Masters Susan Masters 15 Jun 2018

    You matter

    It’s been nearly five months since I became regional director of RCN South West and it’s been a bit like being in a whirlwind.  While I’ve been a member of the RCN for years it’s become clear that I haven’t previously understood the organisational complexities and the breadth of work being undertaken at any one time in the RCN.  

  • Michael Lawton with Thangam Debbonaire MP at a lobbying event on the postgraduate NHS bursary Michael Lawton Michael Lawton 8 May 2018

    The importance of the postgraduate NHS bursary

    Michael Lawton received the postgraduate NHS bursary and is currently practising as a registered nurse within the NHS and training to be an RCN steward. 

  • Lynn Batson Lynn Batson 21 Nov 2017

    Somerset STP

    Somerset STP footprint is currently in financial turnaround due to a forecast deficit of £30 million.