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RCN South West Region
Devon

Devon

The Devon branch meetings aim to support members in practice, education and continuing development. We are forward thinking and always looking for new ideas, ways of working and developing the branch. We welcome members looking to become more involved, perhaps by becoming an RCN representative or by simply attending meetings and bringing along your passion for nursing and supporting nursing staff in a variety of areas. With such a wide knowledge base and diverse areas of expertise within the branch, we always provide good peer support to all representatives, wherever they work.

Devon branch is the voice of more than 3,000 members across Devon, not including the Plymouth or Torbay areas which are covered by other branches. As well as sending delegates to RCN's annual Congress, the branch has representation on the RCN's regional board. We hold regular meetings where we discuss issues of concern to local members. As a member you are invited to attend our monthly branch meetings. If you have a problem in your workplace, please contact your local steward in the first instance, or call RCN Direct on 0345 772 6100.

Branch meetings

Devon branch meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month. 

Come along to find out more about what we do and have your voice heard. If you would like more information, or to book your place, please email branch secretary Abbi Way: abbi.way@nhs.net

We plan to have different topics for each session. If you are interested in any topic which you would like us to cover, please feel free to contact Abbi, and we will endeavour to facilitate this. Meetings at the RCN office in Exeter have teleconference facilities, so if you are interested in joining us by phone, please contact Abbi to arrange dialling in.

Meeting dates 2016

  • 5 January: 7-9pm at Buckerell Lodge, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4SQ. (Theme: pensions)
  • 2 February: 7-9pm at the RCN South West office, 3 Capital Court, Bittern Road, Exeter, EX2 7FW. (Theme: the future of mental health nursing)
  • 1 March: 7-9pm at Buckerell Lodge, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4SQ. (Theme: sepsis)
  • 5 April: 7-9pm at the RCN South West office, 3 Capital Court, Bittern Road, Exeter, EX2 7FW. (Theme: 'mole patrol': sun damage and skin cancer)
  • 21 April: 9am-1pm at Kennaway House, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8NG (Half-day workshop 'Waving, not drowning': positive responses to stress within the working environment)
  • 3 May: 7-9pm at Buckerell Lodge, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4SQ. (Theme: revalidation)
  • 7 June: 7-9pm at the RCN South West office, 3 Capital Court, Bittern Road, Exeter, EX2 7FW. (Theme: social media)
  • 5 July: 7-9pm at Buckerell Lodge, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4SQ.(Theme: maternal mental health)
  • 2 August: 7-9pm at the RCN South West office, 3 Capital Court, Bittern Road, Exeter, EX2 7FW. (Theme: dementia from a son's perspective)
  • 6 September: 7-9pm at Buckerell Lodge, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4SQ. (Theme: Changing culture in reducing falls on an acute medical ward)
  • 4 October: Annual General Meeting 7-9pm at the RCN South West office, 3 Capital Court, Bittern Road, Exeter, EX2 7FW.
  • 1 November: 7-9pm at Buckerell Lodge, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4SQ. (Theme: reasonable adjustments: enabling access to health care services for people with autism)
  • 6 December: 7-9pm at the RCN South West office, 3 Capital Court, Bittern Road, Exeter, EX2 7FW. (Theme: mince pies and Christmas meeting).

We are active in all areas of the NHS and private sector in and around the Exeter and North Devon area. All RCN members who work in Devon are welcome to attend our branch meetings. 

Come and meet the team and influence your local RCN.