How often are you frustrated that you cannot deliver the quality of care that your patients and service users need because there aren’t enough staff on duty? How often are you anxious that they might not even be safe?
The recent decisions by the majority of health care unions, including the RCN, to accept the Government’s proposed three-year NHS pay deal for England paves the way for NHS staff to start receiving more money in their pay packets from next month.
The benefits that our workplace representatives offer to, and gain from, the RCN are now showcased in a series of new short films that capture the essence of this mutual value.
Our RCN Quality Improvement Network (QIN) in the West Midlands was established in response to an identified need locally for a dedicated forum for showcasing and sharing nursing innovation and a space to explore challenges and solutions on quality and safety issues in health care.
The snowy cold snap that gripped parts of the West Midlands earlier this week yielded stories of some truly exceptional feats of determination and dedication to duty by nurses and their colleagues.
In trying to meet as many health care and nursing leaders in the West Midlands as possible since my appointment in the summer, I’ve been keen to find out what impact the six Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships in the region are having.