Critical Care and Flight Nurse Forum steering committee vacancies

 Kerryn McGowran 31 Jul 2020

RCN Critical Care and Flight Nurse Forum steering committee vacancies 

Dear Colleagues, 

It has been some time since we have been in touch, and we wanted to provide you an update into the work that the steering committee has been involved in on your behalf.

The Royal College of Nursing Critical Care and Flight Nurse forum has approximately 8700 members, and is made up of nurses working in critical care and office-based international medical assistance, as well as flight nurses who help medically repatriate patients. We also welcome and include students and nurses who want to get into any of these areas and actively support and promote these career paths within our forum. We have a multi-skilled steering committee and an active Facebook group which offer guidance, develop standards and best practice, and deliver education and resources to our members.

We also wanted to advise you that applications are now open to join the steering committee. We welcome applications from members who have a passion for critical care, flight and medical assistance who are motivated and interesting in actively working to support our members. Apply here applications close on 14th August 

If you love your job but want to see what happens at a national level we’d love to have you on our steering committee. Regardless of your level of experience, we need passion and enthusiasm to create new projects, represent the RCN nationally at professional meetings and represent our members by driving critical care and flight nursing forwards 

We have a very active Facebook group and Twitter @RCNccfn Our Forum webpage



SAVE THE DATE: Due to the pandemic restrictions we are not able to host our annual sell out Flight Nurse Workshop in October face to face this year, but we would like to invite you to attend our free Webinar that will be live on RCN TV on the evening of the 15 October. This will be a free event open to members that will be interactive and all online via RCN TV. More details to follow but definitely put the date in your diary!

SAVE (ANOTHER) DATE: We are busy planning our next Flight Nurse workshop on Saturday 24 April 2021. This will be held at RCN HQ in central London, and programme details are to be advertised after the upcoming webinar.

Education series

We are actively developing an Education series. Following the success of the first two that we have published, we are also developing sessions on: Opt out organ donation, critical care transfers during a pandemic, fatigue and wellbeing in critical care and flight, career development in critical care to name a few.


We actively encourage our members to share their experiences and reflections in their career. We would love to hear from as many people as possible to promote and share the incredible work you do. Some recent blogs can be found on our blog page.

Flight and medical assistance

We have a strong professional network of Nurse leaders who work in medical assistance and have regular meetings where we share ideas and initiatives to benefit and strengthen our nursing teams who work in these industries. An example of one of our quarterly meetings can be viewed here.

We have a task force working on review and update of our Flight Nurse competency framework which will be released later this year.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions, suggestions, requests or keen to be involved as we also welcome link nurse roles for various project.
Kerryn McGowran
Forum Chair
Kerryn McGowran

Kerryn McGowran

Chair - Critical Care and Flight Nursing Forum

Director of Nursing EMEA - International SOS

Kerryn McGowran is the Director of Nursing – Assistance- Europe, Middle East and Africa at International SOS in London. Since joining International SOS 14 years ago, Kerryn has held progressively more senior roles in medical assistance with experience working on and managing both corporate and Government contracts, including the US Military contract TRICARE. She has extensive practical experience as a flight nurse transferring patients on commercial airlines for the company, and developing and implementing the medical transportation process regionally. In her current role she is responsible for the professional leadership of a large team of nursing staff across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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