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Safety_Reps_2012RCN UK Safety Representatives Committee

The committee provides a network for the feedback of information to local learning representatives and boards, and advises on the development of RCN policy on workplace health and safety issues.  It also provides a means for boards and local representatives to feed up their concerns and priorities to the Trade Union Governance Group and MRC. Members of the committee are elected to their boards by stewards in their country or region.

  • Chair of committee: Denise McLaughlin
  • Vice chair of committee: Elspeth Caithness

Your local safety representatives

England members

  • Eastern: Michael Oyeleye 
  • East Midlands: Neil Thompson 
  • London: Vacant
  • Northern: Denise McLaughlin 
  • North West: Cath Forsyth 
  • South East: Alison Upton 
  • South West: Lesley Pallet 
  • West Midlands: Mitzi Wilson  
  • Yorkshire & The Humber: Debbie Hammill

Northern Ireland member

  • David McKerr 

Scotland member

  • Elspeth Caithness 

Wales member

  • William Nichols

Link member

  • Mairi Gaffney - Public Health Forum

View the register of interests for the UK Safety Representatives Committee members

Electing the committee

For current vacancies on this committee please visit our elections and appointments pages.

UK Safety Representatives' Committee: 2015 meeting dates 

12 May, 28 September

Further information

Updates on the work of the committee and meeting minutes can be found in the activist section (members only).

If you have any queries, please contact governance.support@rcn.org.uk