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RCN South East Region

Southampton and Isle of Wight

If you work in Southampton or the Isle of Wight, this is your branch.

Who are we? The branch committee is:

CHAIR: Ged Swinton, Accredited Representative

VICE CHAIR: Sandie Paice, Accredited Representative and Claire Drot, Accredited Representative and Board member

SECRETARY: Linda Burgess, Accredited Representative

TREASURER: Heather Blake, Accredited Representative

COMMUNICATIONS: Denise Wills, Accredited Representative. The Branch has a quarterly newsletter/update - look out for this in a staffroom near you or keep an eye on your emails!

We also have a Branch Facebook page -


5 July. Branch meeting – Congress feedback, HCA day planning

24 October. Branch AGM and Study Day

14-15 November. Branch/Board day for 2018 planning

Other dates for your diary

12 May. Nurses' Day event

13-17 May. RCN Congress Liverpool

26 July. HCA study day – open to all HCAs

September Fresher’s Week, Nightingale Building, University of Southampton. Exact date TBC

24 October. Branch AGM and Study Day

At the 2015 AGM, the branch held a listening exercise on priorities. The priorities and activity for us as a branch are: 

  • Pay and Rewards 
  • Lack of GP services
  • Staffing and skill mix
  • CQC specialists
  • Quality Branch Activities
  • Revalidation 
  • NMC Charges
  • Stat and Man for independent workers
  • Availability of reps
  • More updates (member engagement) 

The branch is looking for ways to move forward on  all these issues and are very keen to tap into the talent of our large number of members so if you have a bright idea you would like support with or a workplace issue then please let me know and I will see how we can help move forward.