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blog posts 14 blog posts
  • 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.

  • Cornwall STP Julie Connolly Julie Connolly 10 Nov 2017

    Cornwall STP

    At a recent meeting there was a presentation from Helen Wilding, Deputy Director of HR and OD at Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust, who is leading on workforce and who has done a great deal of work on collating data on staff demographics and facilitated network meetings for clinicians with a specific focus on engaging with primary care.

  • Julie Connolly Julie Connolly 9 Nov 2017

    Dorset STP

    The Dorset STP is one of the front runners in the region because it had already begun a comprehensive clinical services review and an acute vanguard. 

  • Andrew Christaki Andrew Christaki 30 Oct 2017

    Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire STP

    Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) continues to work on the draft of its STP workforce priorities and Local Workforce Action Board (LWAB) work programme 2017/18. 

  • Sarah Zanoni Sarah Zanoni 26 Oct 2017

    Welcome to the nursing family: a brief introduction to new nursing roles

    It cannot have slipped your notice that a number of new roles are being introduced into nursing. So you might be wondering what they are and how they fit in.

  • Helen Hancox Helen Hancox 24 Oct 2017

    Devon STP

    Devon STP is in some ways further into transformation work because it was a success regime and therefore was already committed to change and saving money due to its excessive deficit.