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  • Geoffrey Walker Congress #RCN22 Day Four Thursday blog picture Geoffrey Walker Geoffrey Walker 9 Jun 2022

    Update on RCN Congress 2022 day four - the final day

    Everyone is tired but buzzing after the previous three great days of debate and meeting each other and making new friends. Last night was the end-of-Congress party with fantastic food choices from several food outlets and the evening continued with dancing with music from a brilliant band. 

  • Geoffrey Congress Wed 2022 blog collage Geoffrey Walker Geoffrey Walker 8 Jun 2022

    Day three of #RCN22 Congress - with the Pride flag flying outside for LBGTQ+ month

    Here we go members and friends: day three of #RCN22 Congress, arriving with the Pride flag flying outside the conference centre for LBGTQ+ month. 

  • Geoffrey Walker at Congress 2022 Geoffrey Walker Geoffrey Walker 7 Jun 2022

    Congress update from Geoffrey Walker: Day Two

    There is such a fantastic buzz in the Congress hall as delegates arrive, meet each other and network.

  • Geoffrey Walker and BJ Waltho outside the SEC Centre in Glasgow Congress 2022 blog pic Geoffrey Walker Geoffrey Walker 6 Jun 2022

    The whole auditorium was buzzing

    As your RCN Council member I am immensely proud to attend #RCN22 together with our other wonderful South West delegates. 

  • Geoffrey Walker, RCN Council member for the South West, in April 2022 outside Poole Hospital Geoffrey Walker Geoffrey Walker 12 Apr 2022

    There is no doubt that our members are suffering

    This is a really difficult time for so many people, highlighted by the terrible things that are happening in the world. 

  • ICN Nurses for Peace campaign Lucy Muchina Lucy Muchina 4 Apr 2022

    Global nursing in focus

    The RCN has just re-joined the International Council of Nurses, bringing global nursing sharply back into focus.

  • Daniel Gooding Daniel Gooding 10 Feb 2022

    Fully funded Devon branch RCN Congress voting places available

    Devon branch has fully funded places available for members to attend this year’s RCN Congress.

  • Geoffrey Walker outside Dorset County Hospital Geoffrey Walker Geoffrey Walker 11 Jan 2022

    Immense pressure on health services

    We all continue to experience a very difficult time, whatever sector of heath care we are working in, as the newest variant of COVID 19 continues to spread. The pressure this is placing on health services is immense. Here in the South West, like all regions and countries in the UK, staff working in health are under a daily struggle to meet care demands.

  • RCN Council RCN Council 7 Jan 2022

    RCN Council January update to members

    RCN Council members share their updates from the past month and detail how they are supporting members through their work. Vice-Chair of RCN Council, Mel Kerr, introduces this month’s update to members.

  • Fair Pay For Nursing five nurses one with visor Geoffrey Walker Geoffrey Walker 28 Oct 2021

    Now is the time to show we will not be taken for granted anymore

    As I am sure you are aware, following the results of the recent member consultation RCN Council have agreed to take the fight for fair pay to the next stage and on 4 November the indicative ballot on industrial action opens for members working for NHS employers.