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  • 3 May 2022

    Make health a priority in the local elections, RCN urges parties

    Improving public health and reducing health inequalities must be ‘front and centre’ of political parties’ local election commitments if the West Midlands is to recover from the impact of Covid-19 and prosper, according to the RCN.

  • 9 Mar 2022

    Conflict in Ukraine - a message of solidarity

    The RCN's leaders in the West Midlands express their hopes for a resolution of the situation in Ukraine and support for affected nursing staff.

  • 27 Oct 2021

    Ambulance handover delays harm risk 'extremely worrying'

    The RCN responds to today's decision by the board of the West Midlands Ambulance Service to raise the likelihood of serious patient harm from hospital handover delays to its highest level.

  • 13 Sep 2021

    Get Involved With Your Local RCN Branch

    You can become more involved with your local branch by attending meetings or taking on a branch role.

  • 15 Jul 2021

    Why are NHS staff still waiting for a pay rise?

    Two elected representatives of the RCN and constituents of Health Secretary Sajid Javid wrote to Mr Javid today to express their disappointment and frustration that 100 days into the the current financial year, NHS nursing staff still do not know if they will receive a pay rise this year. 

  • 6 Jul 2021

    Children’s public health cuts in Stoke-on-Trent undermine protection of vulnerable

    Plans to support and protect the health of vulnerable children and families in Stoke-on-Trent risk being undermined by the City Council’s cut in funding for health visiting and school nursing services, the RCN has warned.

  • 4 Jun 2021

    First England-based RCN nursing cadets take up their placements

    Fifteen RCN nursing cadets from Holly Lodge Combined Cadet Force are undertaking their clinical observation placements.

  • 20 May 2021

    Too few staff is an unfair burden on nurses and damages care

    The RCN responds to the Care Quality Commission’s recent inspection of medical services at Walsall Manor Hospital, which found serious staffing shortages and resulted in the rating of the services being downgraded from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Inadequate’.

  • 18 Mar 2021

    Pay satisfaction falls among NHS nursing staff

    Fewer NHS nursing staff in the West Midlands are happy with their level of pay than they were a year ago, according to the results of the latest NHS staff survey

  • 15 Jan 2021

    Nurse to patient ratios in critical care

    We've written to Dale Bywater, Midlands Regional Director of NHS England/NHS Improvement, to express concern about reports that the organisation has directed NHS hospital trusts in the region to further dilute the ratio of critical care nurses to patients beyond the 1:2 ratio agreed as an emergency, temporary measure in November 2020.

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