Nursing conference to return to Bournemouth

Nursing conference to return to Bournemouth

Nursing conference to return to Bournemouth

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THE Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is to bring its annual assembly back to Bournemouth after a five-year gap.

Its annual congress will bring up to 4,000 delegates to the town from June 21-25 next year and pump an estimated £5.6m into the economy.

The union’s congress traditionally attracts front-line politicians, with then prime minister Gordon Brown receiving two standing ovations when the event was last in Bournemouth in 2010. The congress has since been held three times in Liverpool and once in Harrogate.

Brian French, conference and events manager at the RCN said: “It’s great for RCN members that RCN Congress is returning to the south coast after a number of years away. It is always a pleasure to work with the team at the BIC and we look forward to delivering another successful event.”

Pat Coyne, director of venues for BHLive, the trust which runs the BIC, said: “We have been working closely with the organisers to bring the event back to Bournemouth and are delighted RCN will be returning in 2015. With up to 4,000 delegates attending over the Congress period, an estimated £5.6m will be injected into the local economy through business tourism sustaining in the region of 200 local jobs.”

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1:09pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Commonsense? says...

Oh joy! Now we won't have to go very far to listen to the drivel spouted at us by the Secretary of State for health! Only good thing is the £5m it'll bring to the area.
Oh joy! Now we won't have to go very far to listen to the drivel spouted at us by the Secretary of State for health! Only good thing is the £5m it'll bring to the area. Commonsense?
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7:42pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Sir Cliff East says...

A town full of wandering nurses, yum, marvellous.

A town full of angry nurses, no thanks, please stay at home.
A town full of wandering nurses, yum, marvellous. A town full of angry nurses, no thanks, please stay at home. Sir Cliff East
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9:19pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Commonsense? says...

Sir Cliff East wrote:
A town full of wandering nurses, yum, marvellous.

A town full of angry nurses, no thanks, please stay at home.
Well, most of us are over 50 so might be right up your alley!
The RCN has to be one of the most ineffective unions going so I won't be going to the conference (that and I'll be on duty anyway). It was quite amusing to see Patricia Hewitt getting booed the last time round after she claimed it was the NHS 'best ever year'.
What we really need in the NHS is fewer middle managers (and their secretary's & PAs) - then plough that money back into staffing the hospitals correctly. Then you'll be able to get the care you need & deserve the next time you're ill.
I'm glad this is anonymous as the NHS is run in a Stasi like fashion & I wouldn't be able to put my name to this! As my mum said: Don't rock the boat. You'll get labelled as 'militant'.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Cliff East[/bold] wrote: A town full of wandering nurses, yum, marvellous. A town full of angry nurses, no thanks, please stay at home.[/p][/quote]Well, most of us are over 50 so might be right up your alley! The RCN has to be one of the most ineffective unions going so I won't be going to the conference (that and I'll be on duty anyway). It was quite amusing to see Patricia Hewitt getting booed the last time round after she claimed it was the NHS 'best ever year'. What we really need in the NHS is fewer middle managers (and their secretary's & PAs) - then plough that money back into staffing the hospitals correctly. Then you'll be able to get the care you need & deserve the next time you're ill. I'm glad this is anonymous as the NHS is run in a Stasi like fashion & I wouldn't be able to put my name to this! As my mum said: Don't rock the boat. You'll get labelled as 'militant'. Commonsense?
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10:58pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Hessenford says...

Commonsense? wrote:
Sir Cliff East wrote:
A town full of wandering nurses, yum, marvellous.

A town full of angry nurses, no thanks, please stay at home.
Well, most of us are over 50 so might be right up your alley!
The RCN has to be one of the most ineffective unions going so I won't be going to the conference (that and I'll be on duty anyway). It was quite amusing to see Patricia Hewitt getting booed the last time round after she claimed it was the NHS 'best ever year'.
What we really need in the NHS is fewer middle managers (and their secretary's & PAs) - then plough that money back into staffing the hospitals correctly. Then you'll be able to get the care you need & deserve the next time you're ill.
I'm glad this is anonymous as the NHS is run in a Stasi like fashion & I wouldn't be able to put my name to this! As my mum said: Don't rock the boat. You'll get labelled as 'militant'.
The RCN is not a Unionits what it says it is, Royal Collage of Nursing, as a collage it has no negotiating power what so ever so you are right when saying the RCN is ineffective.
According to the Kings Fund the number of managers in the NHS in 1999 stood at 23,378, in 2009 that had increased to 42,509, a rise of 82%, more than double the increase of front line staff which increased by 35%, when you look at some of the salaries of these managers is it any wonder that the NHS is in dire straights for cash.
[quote][p][bold]Commonsense?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Cliff East[/bold] wrote: A town full of wandering nurses, yum, marvellous. A town full of angry nurses, no thanks, please stay at home.[/p][/quote]Well, most of us are over 50 so might be right up your alley! The RCN has to be one of the most ineffective unions going so I won't be going to the conference (that and I'll be on duty anyway). It was quite amusing to see Patricia Hewitt getting booed the last time round after she claimed it was the NHS 'best ever year'. What we really need in the NHS is fewer middle managers (and their secretary's & PAs) - then plough that money back into staffing the hospitals correctly. Then you'll be able to get the care you need & deserve the next time you're ill. I'm glad this is anonymous as the NHS is run in a Stasi like fashion & I wouldn't be able to put my name to this! As my mum said: Don't rock the boat. You'll get labelled as 'militant'.[/p][/quote]The RCN is not a Unionits what it says it is, Royal Collage of Nursing, as a collage it has no negotiating power what so ever so you are right when saying the RCN is ineffective. According to the Kings Fund the number of managers in the NHS in 1999 stood at 23,378, in 2009 that had increased to 42,509, a rise of 82%, more than double the increase of front line staff which increased by 35%, when you look at some of the salaries of these managers is it any wonder that the NHS is in dire straights for cash. Hessenford
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6:01am Mon 4 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Hessenford wrote:
Commonsense? wrote:
Sir Cliff East wrote:
A town full of wandering nurses, yum, marvellous.

A town full of angry nurses, no thanks, please stay at home.
Well, most of us are over 50 so might be right up your alley!
The RCN has to be one of the most ineffective unions going so I won't be going to the conference (that and I'll be on duty anyway). It was quite amusing to see Patricia Hewitt getting booed the last time round after she claimed it was the NHS 'best ever year'.
What we really need in the NHS is fewer middle managers (and their secretary's & PAs) - then plough that money back into staffing the hospitals correctly. Then you'll be able to get the care you need & deserve the next time you're ill.
I'm glad this is anonymous as the NHS is run in a Stasi like fashion & I wouldn't be able to put my name to this! As my mum said: Don't rock the boat. You'll get labelled as 'militant'.
The RCN is not a Unionits what it says it is, Royal Collage of Nursing, as a collage it has no negotiating power what so ever so you are right when saying the RCN is ineffective.
According to the Kings Fund the number of managers in the NHS in 1999 stood at 23,378, in 2009 that had increased to 42,509, a rise of 82%, more than double the increase of front line staff which increased by 35%, when you look at some of the salaries of these managers is it any wonder that the NHS is in dire straights for cash.
Successive governments have failed to address the management problem. In the private sector the same thing happens you end up with too many managers and not enough people actually doing any work, so they go on a management cull. Any non-medically trained manager in the NHS should have their role reviewed and if necessary made redundant. As previously mentioned the money saved could be put back into services and coal-face staff
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Commonsense?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Cliff East[/bold] wrote: A town full of wandering nurses, yum, marvellous. A town full of angry nurses, no thanks, please stay at home.[/p][/quote]Well, most of us are over 50 so might be right up your alley! The RCN has to be one of the most ineffective unions going so I won't be going to the conference (that and I'll be on duty anyway). It was quite amusing to see Patricia Hewitt getting booed the last time round after she claimed it was the NHS 'best ever year'. What we really need in the NHS is fewer middle managers (and their secretary's & PAs) - then plough that money back into staffing the hospitals correctly. Then you'll be able to get the care you need & deserve the next time you're ill. I'm glad this is anonymous as the NHS is run in a Stasi like fashion & I wouldn't be able to put my name to this! As my mum said: Don't rock the boat. You'll get labelled as 'militant'.[/p][/quote]The RCN is not a Unionits what it says it is, Royal Collage of Nursing, as a collage it has no negotiating power what so ever so you are right when saying the RCN is ineffective. According to the Kings Fund the number of managers in the NHS in 1999 stood at 23,378, in 2009 that had increased to 42,509, a rise of 82%, more than double the increase of front line staff which increased by 35%, when you look at some of the salaries of these managers is it any wonder that the NHS is in dire straights for cash.[/p][/quote]Successive governments have failed to address the management problem. In the private sector the same thing happens you end up with too many managers and not enough people actually doing any work, so they go on a management cull. Any non-medically trained manager in the NHS should have their role reviewed and if necessary made redundant. As previously mentioned the money saved could be put back into services and coal-face staff bobthedestroyer
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9:27pm Mon 4 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Hessenford wrote:
Commonsense? wrote:
Sir Cliff East wrote:
A town full of wandering nurses, yum, marvellous.

A town full of angry nurses, no thanks, please stay at home.
Well, most of us are over 50 so might be right up your alley!
The RCN has to be one of the most ineffective unions going so I won't be going to the conference (that and I'll be on duty anyway). It was quite amusing to see Patricia Hewitt getting booed the last time round after she claimed it was the NHS 'best ever year'.
What we really need in the NHS is fewer middle managers (and their secretary's & PAs) - then plough that money back into staffing the hospitals correctly. Then you'll be able to get the care you need & deserve the next time you're ill.
I'm glad this is anonymous as the NHS is run in a Stasi like fashion & I wouldn't be able to put my name to this! As my mum said: Don't rock the boat. You'll get labelled as 'militant'.
The RCN is not a Unionits what it says it is, Royal Collage of Nursing, as a collage it has no negotiating power what so ever so you are right when saying the RCN is ineffective.
According to the Kings Fund the number of managers in the NHS in 1999 stood at 23,378, in 2009 that had increased to 42,509, a rise of 82%, more than double the increase of front line staff which increased by 35%, when you look at some of the salaries of these managers is it any wonder that the NHS is in dire straights for cash.
The Echo refer to it as a union in their story
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Commonsense?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Cliff East[/bold] wrote: A town full of wandering nurses, yum, marvellous. A town full of angry nurses, no thanks, please stay at home.[/p][/quote]Well, most of us are over 50 so might be right up your alley! The RCN has to be one of the most ineffective unions going so I won't be going to the conference (that and I'll be on duty anyway). It was quite amusing to see Patricia Hewitt getting booed the last time round after she claimed it was the NHS 'best ever year'. What we really need in the NHS is fewer middle managers (and their secretary's & PAs) - then plough that money back into staffing the hospitals correctly. Then you'll be able to get the care you need & deserve the next time you're ill. I'm glad this is anonymous as the NHS is run in a Stasi like fashion & I wouldn't be able to put my name to this! As my mum said: Don't rock the boat. You'll get labelled as 'militant'.[/p][/quote]The RCN is not a Unionits what it says it is, Royal Collage of Nursing, as a collage it has no negotiating power what so ever so you are right when saying the RCN is ineffective. According to the Kings Fund the number of managers in the NHS in 1999 stood at 23,378, in 2009 that had increased to 42,509, a rise of 82%, more than double the increase of front line staff which increased by 35%, when you look at some of the salaries of these managers is it any wonder that the NHS is in dire straights for cash.[/p][/quote]The Echo refer to it as a union in their story bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 0

9:31pm Mon 4 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Hessenford wrote:
Commonsense? wrote:
Sir Cliff East wrote:
A town full of wandering nurses, yum, marvellous.

A town full of angry nurses, no thanks, please stay at home.
Well, most of us are over 50 so might be right up your alley!
The RCN has to be one of the most ineffective unions going so I won't be going to the conference (that and I'll be on duty anyway). It was quite amusing to see Patricia Hewitt getting booed the last time round after she claimed it was the NHS 'best ever year'.
What we really need in the NHS is fewer middle managers (and their secretary's & PAs) - then plough that money back into staffing the hospitals correctly. Then you'll be able to get the care you need & deserve the next time you're ill.
I'm glad this is anonymous as the NHS is run in a Stasi like fashion & I wouldn't be able to put my name to this! As my mum said: Don't rock the boat. You'll get labelled as 'militant'.
The RCN is not a Unionits what it says it is, Royal Collage of Nursing, as a collage it has no negotiating power what so ever so you are right when saying the RCN is ineffective.
According to the Kings Fund the number of managers in the NHS in 1999 stood at 23,378, in 2009 that had increased to 42,509, a rise of 82%, more than double the increase of front line staff which increased by 35%, when you look at some of the salaries of these managers is it any wonder that the NHS is in dire straights for cash.
They even refer to themselves as a union on their website
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Commonsense?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Cliff East[/bold] wrote: A town full of wandering nurses, yum, marvellous. A town full of angry nurses, no thanks, please stay at home.[/p][/quote]Well, most of us are over 50 so might be right up your alley! The RCN has to be one of the most ineffective unions going so I won't be going to the conference (that and I'll be on duty anyway). It was quite amusing to see Patricia Hewitt getting booed the last time round after she claimed it was the NHS 'best ever year'. What we really need in the NHS is fewer middle managers (and their secretary's & PAs) - then plough that money back into staffing the hospitals correctly. Then you'll be able to get the care you need & deserve the next time you're ill. I'm glad this is anonymous as the NHS is run in a Stasi like fashion & I wouldn't be able to put my name to this! As my mum said: Don't rock the boat. You'll get labelled as 'militant'.[/p][/quote]The RCN is not a Unionits what it says it is, Royal Collage of Nursing, as a collage it has no negotiating power what so ever so you are right when saying the RCN is ineffective. According to the Kings Fund the number of managers in the NHS in 1999 stood at 23,378, in 2009 that had increased to 42,509, a rise of 82%, more than double the increase of front line staff which increased by 35%, when you look at some of the salaries of these managers is it any wonder that the NHS is in dire straights for cash.[/p][/quote]They even refer to themselves as a union on their website bobthedestroyer
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11:16pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Commonsense? says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Commonsense? wrote:
Sir Cliff East wrote:
A town full of wandering nurses, yum, marvellous.

A town full of angry nurses, no thanks, please stay at home.
Well, most of us are over 50 so might be right up your alley!
The RCN has to be one of the most ineffective unions going so I won't be going to the conference (that and I'll be on duty anyway). It was quite amusing to see Patricia Hewitt getting booed the last time round after she claimed it was the NHS 'best ever year'.
What we really need in the NHS is fewer middle managers (and their secretary's & PAs) - then plough that money back into staffing the hospitals correctly. Then you'll be able to get the care you need & deserve the next time you're ill.
I'm glad this is anonymous as the NHS is run in a Stasi like fashion & I wouldn't be able to put my name to this! As my mum said: Don't rock the boat. You'll get labelled as 'militant'.
The RCN is not a Unionits what it says it is, Royal Collage of Nursing, as a collage it has no negotiating power what so ever so you are right when saying the RCN is ineffective.
According to the Kings Fund the number of managers in the NHS in 1999 stood at 23,378, in 2009 that had increased to 42,509, a rise of 82%, more than double the increase of front line staff which increased by 35%, when you look at some of the salaries of these managers is it any wonder that the NHS is in dire straights for cash.
They even refer to themselves as a union on their website
It is a union. It's not a professional body. That's the NMC. The RCN is definately a union. Slightly confusing as the GMC is the medics professional body, but you're excused!
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Commonsense?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Cliff East[/bold] wrote: A town full of wandering nurses, yum, marvellous. A town full of angry nurses, no thanks, please stay at home.[/p][/quote]Well, most of us are over 50 so might be right up your alley! The RCN has to be one of the most ineffective unions going so I won't be going to the conference (that and I'll be on duty anyway). It was quite amusing to see Patricia Hewitt getting booed the last time round after she claimed it was the NHS 'best ever year'. What we really need in the NHS is fewer middle managers (and their secretary's & PAs) - then plough that money back into staffing the hospitals correctly. Then you'll be able to get the care you need & deserve the next time you're ill. I'm glad this is anonymous as the NHS is run in a Stasi like fashion & I wouldn't be able to put my name to this! As my mum said: Don't rock the boat. You'll get labelled as 'militant'.[/p][/quote]The RCN is not a Unionits what it says it is, Royal Collage of Nursing, as a collage it has no negotiating power what so ever so you are right when saying the RCN is ineffective. According to the Kings Fund the number of managers in the NHS in 1999 stood at 23,378, in 2009 that had increased to 42,509, a rise of 82%, more than double the increase of front line staff which increased by 35%, when you look at some of the salaries of these managers is it any wonder that the NHS is in dire straights for cash.[/p][/quote]They even refer to themselves as a union on their website[/p][/quote]It is a union. It's not a professional body. That's the NMC. The RCN is definately a union. Slightly confusing as the GMC is the medics professional body, but you're excused! Commonsense?
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