Hospitals and health services in the West Midlands would struggle to cope without the dedication of nurses working unpaid extra hours or reporting for duty when they feel unwell, the RCN said today in response to the Government’s move to link next year’s NHS pay award to increased productivity.
Staff nurse Kayleigh Peel has been campaigning alongside thousands of RCN members for fair pay for nursing staff.
Supply nurses in the West Midlands say the Government should recognise their contribution to the care and safety of patients and abandon plans to stop them doing agency shifts for the NHS if they have a permanent NHS job.
Nursing students from the University of Birmingham held a public celebration of International Nurses’ Day on 12 May in Birmingham city centre by demonstrating basic life support and first aid skills.
A new network to support health care assistants in the West Midlands has been launched by the RCN in the region.
Nurses, hospice staff and representatives from interested organisations attended a conference in Birmingham exploring end-of life issues.
Further cuts in the number of beds at community hospitals in North Staffordshire risk damaging patient care unless district nursing teams are expanded to help look after redirected patients at home, the RCN has warned.
The RCN West Midlands Regional Office in Birmingham has moved, but it hasn’t gone very far.
Almost 120 RCN members from the West Midlands celebrated the College's 100th birthday at a special conference in Wolverhampton.
A project led by the RCN to reduce the risk of discrimination against Black and Minority Ethnic nursing staff facing disciplinary action has been named runner-up in a national awards competition for excellence in HR management.