Representing 60,214 members across the capital
All members can request to attend the board's meetings which take place on the dates listed below.
If you would like to attend, or if you would like the agenda or minutes for any RCN London Board meeting, please contact Samuel Mason on 020 7841 3333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Angela Dempsey (Inner North East London)
Angela is a Registered Nurse with a midwifery background. She is a governing body nurse for Enfield CCG and an Associate Director for RSM UK Consulting. In both roles she is the lead for quality, risk and governance. Angela is passionate about health and social care and is dedicated to working with staff to actively improve the health and care of people in London.
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.
Susan Howkins (Outer North West London)
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.
Georgina Ledwith (Inner South West London)
Georgina completed her BSc in Adult Nursing in February 2018. She studied in Buckinghamshire New University. Throughout her training, Georgina has been involved with the RCN and is very grateful for the support and various services offered by the RCN to its members. Georgina currently represents students across London on the RCN Student Committee and she has been elected as Vice Chair of the RCN Student Committee. You can follow her on Twitter @GeorginaKVL
Page last updated - 09/01/2019