I’ve been going to meetings of the Humber, Coast and Vale local workforce action board (LWAB) to ensure that nursing has a voice in this workforce planning body.
It was a massive achievement for nurses everywhere to push the Secretary of State to 'scrap the cap'.
I am student information officer and a student nurse at the University of Leeds. When I heard that the RCN was asking members to engage in potential action over scrapping the pay cap I was very keen to get involved.
I'm attending meetings of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate STP CCGs' joint steering committee. These are held regularly and provide updates on the progress of work around STPs at CCG level.
To some, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs), bring together the local NHS and Council leaders to confront the choices needed to improve local health and care provision across England over the next five years. To others, the STPs are secret backdoor plans to save money by cutting patient services.