RCN UK Nursing Support Workers Committee

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

Reports

Reports from recent committee meetings can be downloaded below.

October 2019

Report of meeting

 

Committee members

Evan Keir - Member of Council
Lindsay Cardwell - South West (Chair)
Dennis Greer - Northern Ireland (Vice Chair) 
Lorraine McLauchlan - Scotland 
Vacant - Wales
Vacant - Eastern 
Maive Coley - East Midlands
Sagila Thiruthanikasalan - London
Kevin Morley - Northern 
Vacant - North West
Annette Bailey- South East 
Vacant - West Midlands
Katherine Davis - 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.

For the four vacant seats on the committee, we are currently seeking nominations and applications.

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.





RCN Council key meeting dates 2019

Find out when RCN Council, Boards and Committees are meeting in 2019.