Representatives from the local branch of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) have been out and about, promoting the work they do and how they support their members. They’ve been delivering the message at various locations including Falkirk Community Hospital and Forth Valley Royal Hospital and more information days are planned throughout the year.
The Branch Team comprises Secretary Derek Crossan, who also sits on the RCN Scotland Board, Lindsey Orr who is one of the local Stewards and Hilary Nelson who is also a local Steward and branch treasurer.
They have been busy working alongside RCN Scotland to support a range of national campaigns including the Safe Staffing campaign which has now successfully passed through the Scottish Parliament. Local representatives have also highlighted the RCN Rest Refuel Rehydrate campaign to help ensure staff look after themselves in the workplace. Kim Sunley, a national adviser for the RCN, recently visited NHS Forth Valley to share this work.
One of the most important events in the RCN calendar is the annual congress which is being held in Liverpool this year. This week-long event sees nurses from up and down the country coming together to debate nursing issues and shape the work of the RCN and the local Forth Valley branch is closely involved.
To find out more about your local RCN branch follow them on:
Facebook: RCN Forth Valley Branch
Phone: 0345 772 6100
Pictured: (left to right) Hilary Nelson, Garry Campbell RCN officer and Carole Murray RCN Officer with Deputy Nurse Director Rita Ciccu Moore and Director of Nursing Professor Angela Wallace celebrate the 2019 International Nurses Day