Representing 60,214 members across the capital
London KPI’s were reviewed – membership growth continues. Target is to increase HP category membership by 20% which equates to a net of 300 new members
Risk Register was reviewed – 3 risks all of which are reducing. Risks are aggressive behaviour to staff, staffing levels in the region and low steward caseload
It was separately noted that the number of stewards taking cases has positively increased since February Board
London Board welcome 3 observers – who fed back positively about the experience
Feedback was received from all of the national committees
London Board discussed how we could encourage more members to stand for elected office at Branch board regional and national level. Number of suggestions noted for action
Regional Director gave an update on a number of issues including the significant increase in the number of Trainee Nursing Associate posts in London – 1700+ this year. Concerns have been raised at Regional level about how these colleagues will be supported in busy practice environments.
London Board heard an update on the campaign for Staffing for Safe and Effective Care. Board member Michael Coram updated on the Regional collaborative that happened in April – regional plans will emerge in the coming weeks and months
Board members requested on behalf of branches that quarterly lists of accredited reps are provided to them so that local support and engagement can happen.
Board members raised concerns that members have been upset and angered around the RCN financial statement and remunerations. Board members were signposted to the Chair of Council’s clarification on the website.
A paper was tabled that looks at Branch boundaries that the Board recommend to be shared with branches for discussion and for them to advise the Board of their recommendations.
All members can request to attend the board's meetings which take place on the dates listed below.
If you would like to attend please contact Samuel Mason on 020 7841 3333 or email email@example.com
Diane Cameron (Outer South East London)
Diane is a registered nurse with over 35 years’ experience having commenced training in 1979 as Farnborough School of Nursing (later becoming the Nightingale School of Nursing –Kings College, London). Moving from Community Nursing into Education with Education related BA (1st Hons) and an MA, Diane is currently the chair of Outer South East London Branch, and was previously the Branch secretary. As a learning rep and education lead, Diane is an advocate for nurse’s development and the cultural transition needs of overseas nurses.
Joyce Inoniyegha (Outer North West London)
Joyce is a Registered Nurse with a specialty in paediatric and neonatal intensive care nursing. She has been a community children's manager and has been an RCN member for 28 years, serving 12 of those as an RCN Steward. Joyce is currently Chair of Staff Side at London North West Healthcare Trust. An active member of the policy development group, Joyce continues to promote the work of RCN and encourage recruitment at branch level. As a board member, she is keen to ensure the issues of front line staffing are addressed, particularly bullying and harassment in the work place.
Dr Joan Myers OBE (Outer North East London)
Joan is Strategic Nurse Consultant for the children and Young people’s service at North East London Foundation Trust and also works part time at London South Bank University as a Senior Lecturer for Community Children's Nursing. Joan is passionate about care in the community, especially for children. She is an advocate for equality and inclusion in the NHS and enjoys motivating all nurses to be and do their best. Joan considers it a privilege to be a voice for nurses and nursing on the RCN Board.
Karen Sanders (RCN Trade Union Committee)
Karen is a registered nurse with over 35 years’ nursing experience, having commenced her nurse training in 1980 at Dudley Road Hospital, Birmingham (now the City Hospital). Prior to becoming a Senior Lecturer at London South Bank University in the Adult Nursing and Midwifery Studies Department, Karen specialised in Adult Intensive Care and Neurosciences nursing and held Management, Practice Development and Education roles. In her present role Karen works with post–registration nurses and pre-registration nursing students. In 2000 she gained an MA in teaching at the Institute of Education, University of London. Karen has been an RCN Learning Representative for over 10 years and is currently the Chair of the UK Learning Representatives Committee and the Treasurer of the Inner South East London Branch. Karen has major concerns about the future of the NHS and of nurse education and is keen to work with the RCN, its members and relevant other parties to address the challenges, problems and conflicts presently being faced in order to ameliorate the situation.
Michael Smith (Outer South West London)
Mike is an Emergency Nurse Practitioner/Chair of Staff Side with over 35 years nursing experience currently working for Epsom & St Helier University Hospital NHS Trust. He has a clinical background in Oncology, Burns and Plastics, A&E as well as a teaching qualification. Mike was one of the first nurse prescribers in London. Mike became active as an RCN steward in 1995 and more latterly is engaged as a health and safety rep. Since then Mike has represented hundreds of nurses and unregistered members, held senior Staff Side positions, led the Outer South West London Branch, sat on both the South East and London RCN Boards and is currently the London representative for the National Stewards Committee. Mike has a passion for supporting members seeking RCN professional help. He also contributes on a regular basis to RCN publications and digital media as well as actively lobbying politicians on behalf of nurses and nursing.
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