The RCN UK Health Practitioner Committee represents the thousands of health care assistants, health care support workers, assistant practitioners, nursing associates and trainee nursing associates who are members of the RCN. The committee is made up of the health practitioner member of Council, the health practitioner member of the Trade Union Committee, the health practitioner member of the Professional Nursing Committee and one representative each from Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and the nine English regions.
Through the health practitioner member of Council the committee can influence RCN policy and strategy on matters relating to health care assistants and assistant practitioners.
If you are a health practitioner member of the RCN and would like to share your views, ideas or concerns with the committee, please email Governance Support.
Evan Keir - Member of Council
Lindsay Cardwell - South West (Chair)
Dennis Greer - Northern Ireland (Vice Chair)
Lorraine McLauchlan - Scotland
Judith Page - Wales
Vacant - Eastern
Maive Coley - East Midlands
Sagila Thiruthanikasalan - London
Kevin Morley - Northern
Tom Palin - North West
Annette Bailey- South East
Vacant - West Midlands
David Burnside - Yorkshire and the Humber
Karen Pike - Trade Union Committee Member (Ex officio)
Tracie Culpitt - Professional Nursing Committee Member (Ex officio)
You can find out more about the role and remit of the committee by reading the terms of reference.