Union leader meets Health Secretary to “address key issues in nursing”

The college was unable to disclose the content or outcome of the meeting.

Sarah Jane
10 July 2019
Dame Donna Kinnair Matt Hancock

Last month the union delivered three supersized letters calling for safe staffing legislation to Mr Hancock.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has confirmed its leader has been meeting with senior politicians looking to “address key issues in nursing”.

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On Monday, Dame Donna Kinnair, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the RCN, met with Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

The union says the meeting was part of “maintaining the pressure on politicians across the UK to address key issues in nursing”.

A post on social media revealed the two leaders discussed; staffing shortages, accountability for the health and social care workforce, education and pay.

The college said it was unable to disclose the content or outcome of the meeting, but an RCN spokesperson added: “Dame Donna was keen to take this opportunity to relay to the Health Secretary the concerns members had raised at our recent Congress”.

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Mr Hancock also confirmed the meeting on social media, he said; “Good meeting with Donna Kinnair”, “discussing how we can continue working together to tackle crucial staffing issues & more”.

Last month the union delivered three supersized letters calling for safe staffing legislation to Mr Hancock.

The Department of Health and Social Care did not respond to a request for comment.

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