18 blog posts
  • Catherine Best Catherine Best 21 May 2018

    Reflections from Congress - one year on

    After attending in 2017, Regional Board member Catherine Kelsey recommends reflecting on experiences of Congress as you look to the future.

  • Catherine Best Catherine Best 15 May 2018

    Celebrating nursing

    Regional Board member Catherine Kelsey blogs about her role and global nursing as International Nurses' Day provides an opportunity for reflection.

  • Cecilia and reps Richard Deacon Richard Deacon 22 Feb 2018

    I would walk 10,000 steps...

    Walk 10,000 steps is exactly what I did with RCN President Cecilia Akrisie Anim CBE, when she visited Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. 

  • Jenny Woods Jenny Woods 4 Jan 2018

    Protecting jobs in Humber Coast and Vale STP

    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. 

  • Glenn Turp Glenn Turp 30 Nov 2017

    Pay - what happens next?

    It was a massive achievement for nurses everywhere to push the Secretary of State to 'scrap the cap'.

  • Kate Youngs speaking at demo Kate Youngs Kate Youngs 21 Nov 2017

    Campaigning from a student's view

    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. 

  • Diagram showing regional NHS hierarchy Karl Norwood Karl Norwood 16 Nov 2017

    Scrutinising STP workforce plans

    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.

  • Glenn Turp Glenn Turp 28 Sep 2017

    Put nursing on the agenda in Yorkshire and the Humber

    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.