Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

HMP Nottingham POA Learning Centre

Our learning centre is situated outside the walls of HMP Nottingham to provide an individual and personal service, not only to staff in the Prison, but other unions and organisations and the wider community.

We offer a diverse range of personal and professional development options, from informal learning to nationally recognised qualifications.

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RCN responds to longer working lives

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is responding to the expectation that nursing staff now face longer working lives. The RCN is developing a major initiative to build their members' confidence and provide them with additional support in the workplace. The work is part of the RCN's ULF project and they are working with unionlearn in pilot sites...

Lifelong learning agreement launched in Lincoln hospital

Union reps sign learning agreement with NHS Trust in Lincoln ©Private Union reps at Lincoln County Hospital signed a joint learning agreement United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust on Monday. The signing of the formal learning agreement followed four years of discussions and developing partnership relationships between the NHS Trust and reps from...

New survey seeks to test awareness of Learning for Life campaign

A survey has been launched to find out if the union learning reps (ULRs) and other union reps in the NHS are aware of the Learning for Life campaign . The survey also seeks to find out if they have made use of the campaign, for example, by approaching their employer about developing a learning agreement. The Learning for Life campaign was set up by...

New learning agreement is celebrated in the Ipswich Hospital

Eight unions, including UNISON, Unite, RCM and RCN, signed a learning agreement with Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust on 29 July 2013. The staff in the Trust are now looking forward to getting more people involved in learning. The learning agreement offers the ingredients for building a learning culture in the workplace by building a partnership that...

Learning for Life NHS campaign launched

A campaign to increase workplace learning in the NHS was launched on 31 July 2013. The Learning for Life campaign has been developed to raise the level of awareness of learning opportunities, increase the amount of learning taking place and demonstrate the positive impact of learning. Health sector unions, together with unionlearn, NHS Employers,...