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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 and eye on your emails!

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
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.

Date for your diary:

Branch Meeting and AGM, Friday 21 October at Lordshill Community Centre, Cromarty Road, Lordshill.

The Southampton and Isle of Wight branch will be running a free learning event which will include:

Discussions with the RCN parliamentary team looking at the challenges facing nurses and nursing in the current and future political landscape

Two x 1 hr learning opportunities with outside speakers (speakers TBC).

At the AGM there will be elections of:
•Branch Chair
•Branch Treasurer
•Branch Secretary
•Vice Chair Isle of Wight
•Vice Chair Special Projects
•Communications Officer

If you would like to stand for election and serve on the branch committee, please inform the branch secretary by September 30th.

If you are an accredited Representative, you must attend the AGM or send apologies to the secretary.To book a free place, please contact: