RCN signs learning agreement with private healthcare firm

Interserve Healthcare provide care services to adults, children and young people around the UK.

The Royal College of Nursing has signed an agreement which will support the creation of learning representatives at Interserve Healthcare.

The partnership between The Royal College of Nursing and Interserve Healthcare will support the creation of RCN Learning Representatives whose aim is to ensure the future learning and development of nursing staff at the organisation.

The RCN say that by working together it will promote and support lifelong learning across Interserve Healthcare and ensure equal access to learning opportunities for RCN members and other staff working at the company.

According to the Interserve Healthcare website, the company provides care services to adults, children and young people with varying conditions in a variety of settings.

Josie Irwin, Associate Director for Employment Relations at the Royal College of Nursing, said: “The RCN is pleased to form a learning partnership with Interserve Healthcare. This agreement is timely, as the RCN has a strong commitment to our members in the agency nursing sector. We very much welcome the six newly recruited RCN Learning Reps who will play a pivotal role in sharing and sign posting our members and their health care colleagues to the RCN wealth of learning resources. The RCN professional offer is designed to have a positive impact on patient care and safety.”

Andy Cook, Chief Nurse at Interserve Healthcare, said: “This Learning Agreement allows Interserve to demonstrate its continuing commitment to high standards of evidence-based nursing care. We are delighted to be working with the RCN and look forward to the benefits it will bring to us as a care provider, to our staff and, ultimately, the patients whose lives we support every day.”

Interserve Healthcare employee and recently recruited RCN Learning Rep, Arianne Shephard, said: “Becoming a Learning Representative is an exciting opportunity to embrace a role which will enable me to help others learn, grow and develop in person and as practitioners.”

Comments 3

  1. Patrick Gosha says:

    why is there no progression between the bands? I believe this should be done away with to make it simpler and motivational to long serving staff

  2. Kathrine says:

    Does it mean that there is no profession through the increments every year now ?

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