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.
Lindsay Meeks becomes the RCN's regional director for the West Midlands on 1 May.
The RCN is urging MPs across the West Midlands to support ‘urgent and meaningful measures’ to tackle a critical shortage of nurses.
The shortage of nurses in the Midlands is growing and has been declared as a full-blown crisis by the RCN.
With the newly-published interim NHS People Plan promising to prioritise the health and wellbeing of NHS staff and promote compassion in how they are managed, a health trust in the West Midlands has already shown how it is realising this vision.
Plans by charity Acorns to close its children’s hospice in Walsall due to a shortfall in funding have been described as ‘sad’ by the RCN.
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The RCN’s West Midlands Regional Director Mike Adams was today honoured as Birmingham City University’s Alumnus of the Year for 2019.
Doubling the charge that nurses from overseas have to pay to be allowed to use the NHS as patients is unjust and risks worsening the current shortage of nursing staff in the West Midlands.
More than 100 delegates attended our popular annual Black History Month conference in October, held this year at the home of West Bromwich Albion FC. Watch our film of the highlights.
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