We champion local issues for RCN members working in Portsmouth. Get involved with our branch today and help our work.

This branch is open to all members in the Portsmouth area.

All Portsmouth Branch members are invited to join our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RCNPortsmouth/

You can also connect with us on Twitter: @RCN_Portsmouth

All members in Portsmouth are very welcome to join our branch events

The powerpoint presentation for our 2019 AGM is available here.

Minutes of our 2019 AGM meeting are available here.

BRANCH CHAIR - Liz Jeremiah

#hellomynameis Liz and I work full time as a Sister in Critical Care at Queen Alexandra Hospital. I have been nursing for 23 years now, and since qualifying 20 years ago I have worked predominately in A&E and, for the last 10 years, in ITU.

I have been a member of the RCN for many years, and in the last 3 years became more active after becoming increasingly disillusioned with nursing, and the treatment of nurses across all sectors. I became a Steward in 2016 and since then have represented and supported around 30 members with work place issues and concerns. I was elected to the position of Branch Chair in 2016. I also represent the South East Region (which covers Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and the States of Jersey and Guernsey) on the Trade Union Committee and hold a seat on the SE Regional Board. I have attended Congress yearly since 2016. My passion is staff wellbeing, retention, equity and fairness for all. I want to encourage and see members participating more in the work of the RCN and feeling empowered to make a difference. 

Liz Jeremiah - Portsmouth Branch 


#hellomynameis Shelley and I have been a member of the RCN since 2009 recently becoming more active and participating in campaigns such a “Scrap the cap” before being accredited as a Health and Safety Representative in January 2018. I am an experienced teacher and passionate about nursing education. I have extensive experience of both developing and delivering first aid courses equipping the public with the life long skills necessary to save a life. Since qualifying I have worked in Stroke care, Emergency medicine, Frailty within the Emergency Corridor and a short time in Practice Education before returning to the frontline in the Emergency Department. My new role is in a Mental Health Unit providing care predominately for older adults living with dementia, depression or psychosis. I am committed to ensuring all in the nursing family have a voice and feel supported to perform and develop in their role.

 Shelley Pearce - Portsmouth Branch


#HelloMyNameIs Dana, I am a final year Student Nurse at the University of Portsmouth, a Student Ambassador and also a member lead for the South East region for the Safe Staffing for Effective Care campaign.
Prior to commencing my journey in becoming a Registered Nurse, I lived back in my hometown of Washington, Tyne & Wear where my main passion was for musical theatre and dancing. I was a choreographer for my own theatre group which I assisted to run and I also held multiple national titles in freestyle disco dancing. But I knew I always aspired to fulfil my dream of becoming a nurse, start a new life somewhere completely new… and Portsmouth was my decision.
I joined the RCN as a first year Student Nurse, then became a Student Information Officer (the role prior to Student Ambassador) in 2018 and became active within the Portsmouth Branch and I was elective to attend Congress in 2019 as a Voting Member. After attending Congress, this certified my passion for safety for staff and patients and ensuring equality across all service providers.

Dana Brown

VICE-CHAIR - Sue Jones

Hi my name is Sue Jones. I have been a Nurse for over 30 years. My background is hospital ward based general surgery.  I expanded my role to become a nurse practitioner in a surgical emergency admissions unit
In recent years I have changed direction to general medicine and  have  completed an Advanced practice pathway. I am currently working as an advanced clinical practitioner for the Hospital @ Night Team. 
I have been a member of the RCN since I was a student. I decided to become an RCN steward following issues with reorganization in my own work place. I have been working as an RCN Steward now for 7 years. I enjoy helping my Nursing colleagues facing challenges in the workplace.
I have been involved with many RCN campaigns most recently scrap the cap. I am looking forward to the current safer staffing campaign which addresses the most serious threat to our profession in recent years.  

 Sue Jones - Portsmouth Branch

Page last updated - 07/02/2020