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9 blog posts
  • Mark Butler Mark Butler 5 Jun 2022

    Enough is enough

    NHS nurse and RCN West Midlands Chair Mark Butler fears the Government is apathetic towards the risks of persistent nurse shortages.

  • Birmingham 2022 baton Professor Rod Thomson Professor Rod Thomson 25 Apr 2022

    Fuelling is fundamental to performance

    Professor Rod Thomson, RCN Council member for the West Midlands, looks ahead to the region hosting the Commonwealth Games and reflects on how health care employers can learn from sport about the value of good nutrition and hydration in optimising their people's performance.

  • RCN Council RCN Council 11 Mar 2022

    RCN Council March update to members

    RCN Council members reflect on the second anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic and detail how they are supporting members through their work. Vice-Chair of RCN Council, Mel Kerr, introduces this month's update to members.

  • RCN Council RCN Council 11 Feb 2022

    RCN Council February update to members

    RCN Council members share their updates from the past month and detail how they are supporting members through their work. Vice-Chair of RCN Council, Mel Kerr, introduces this month’s update to members.

  • RCN Council RCN Council 7 Jan 2022

    RCN Council January update to members

    RCN Council members share their updates from the past month and detail how they are supporting members through their work. Vice-Chair of RCN Council, Mel Kerr, introduces this month’s update to members.

  • Mark Butler Mark Butler 20 Jul 2021

    Overdue and underwhelming

    Mark Butler, an NHS mental health nurse and Chair of the RCN's West Midlands Board, reacts to today's Government announcement on the 2021/22 NHS pay award. 

  • Lucy Hayes Lucy Hayes 9 Feb 2021

    Meet your new Student Committee member

    New RCN West Midlands Student Committee member Lucy Hayes introduces herself and outlines her aims.

  • Mark Butler Mark Butler 13 Jan 2021

    Your care is evident and essential

    RCN West Midland's Board Chair Mark Butler shares his thoughts on 2020, and his hopes for 2021.

  • Mark Butler Mark Butler 15 Jun 2020

    The race we must strive to win

    The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month is a stark and dreadful reminder of the racism that exists in our society and of the discrimination and disadvantage that many people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds face.