16 Sep 2021
We are holding what promises to be a moving and empowering event to mark Black History Month this October - a workshop: '#present365: Black History and Racism in the South West: Capturing the personal stories of South West nurses’.
9 Sep 2021
For the past few months activists like me have been out and about talking to members about pay, encouraging those employed by the NHS to vote in the RCN consultation. We are being asked by some why they should bother as the pay offer from the Government of 3% is coming to the September payroll. I hope this helps to explain.
21 Jul 2021
RCN South West Council member Geofrey Wallker reacts to the much-awaited and long-delayed government pay award for NHS workers of 3%.
14 Jul 2021
Matron Geoffrey Walker had the great privilege to receive an invitation to spend the first day of Wimbledon 2021 in the Royal Box on Centre Court.
15 Jun 2021
So here we are, hopefully, emerging from the worst pandemic in a century. It has taken its toll on the heath care workforce across all sectors. I think our mental health has been particularly impacted as we have juggled work with family responsibilities, shouldered concern for our loved ones, been unable to see our wider family and friends and the associated isolation has been particularly challenging.
27 Apr 2021
It is with excitement for the future, tinged with emotion for the past, that I want to let you know that I have made the decision to take early retirement from my position as Matron for Specialist Medicine and Cardiology at Poole Hospital after 31 years
12 Apr 2021
I have never been a fan of needles and I used to avoid them at any cost. This is quite an irony given the number of injections I have given to others in my nursing roles.
23 Feb 2021
One unexpected consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic has been to highlight deep, structural and systemic inequalities in our society. The stark fact is that black, Asian and minority ethnic people are more likely to suffer serious health consequences and die from this new virus.
16 Feb 2021
I am always interested to know about other people’s lives so thought I would start by telling you about mine.
22 Jan 2021
COVID-19 is very high on RCN Council’s agenda and we are constantly working to hold those in power to account to ensure that the vaccination programme is available to our members. We are also focused on both our safe and effective staffing campaign and our campaign for fair pay for nursing. At this time both campaigns are more important than ever.