The RCN UK Health Practitioner Committee represents the thousands of health care assistants, health care support workers and assistant practitioners 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.
We currently have two vacant seats (Eastern and South West) on the Committee, these vacancies will be filled by appointment. The appointment process will open February 2018.
Brian Murphy - Member of Council (Chair)
Dennis Greer - Northern Ireland (Vice-Chair)
Lorraine McLauchlan - Scotland
Judith Page - Wales
Vacant - Eastern
Maive Coley - East Midlands
Tracie Culpitt - London and Professional Nursing Committee Member
Kevin Morley - Northern
Tom Palin - North West
Vacant - South East
Lindsay Cardwell - South West
Philip White - West Midlands
David Burnside - Yorkshire and the Humber
Karen Pike - Trade Union Committee Member
You can find out more about the role and remit of the committee by reading the terms of reference.