The RCN UK Nursing Support Workers Committee (formerly the RCN UK Health Practitioner Committee - see below for more information about the name change) 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 nursing support worker member of Council, the nursing support worker member of the Trade Union Committee, the nursing support worker member of the Professional Nursing Committee and one representative each from Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and the nine English regions.
Through the nursing support worker 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 nursing support worker 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
Karen Hassall - West Midlands
Vacant - 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.
Change to the name of the membership category
Following a vote of members at the 2019 Annual General Meeting the name of the membership category is changing from "health practitioners" to "nursing support workers". Find out more here.