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

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All members in Portsmouth are very welcome to join our branch events. Minutes of our last branch 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


My Name is Nwagwu Green Aguiyi. I became a RCN member in 2014 and have been an active Branch member. In 2017 held the post of vice chairman and Treasurer in Portsmouth Branch. A Health and Safety representative until a recent change in role. I love helping people, especially the sick, hence, my commitment to my continuing professional development. I have broad experience of nursing care practising in Italy before moving to the United Kingdom as I started my nursing career as a senior Healthcare assistant before gradation in Italy. I am very passionate in front line emergency care. My work experience ranges from: Orthopaedics, Emergency medicine, Critical care, Cardiology High care & Cath. Lab, Gastroenterology, Theatre recoveries, Surgical & Surgical HDU and so much more in Accident & Emergency. I enjoy delivering my duty of care with smiles, even in a difficult moment, I am a team player and always give my best and supportive to colleagues. Together we stand and divided we fall.

 Green Aguiyi - Portsmouth Branch


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

CO VICE-CHAIR - Kim Bygrave

I have been an RCN member since I started my nurse training.  I originally became an accredited Health and Safety Rep but I soon realised that the role which really suited me and fitted so well with my experience was that of a Learning Rep. I am an experienced teacher and passionate about  life long learning. I have links to the university and have had experience at both undergraduate and post graduate teaching and learning. I have worked in various areas since qualifying and have a passion for the development of Advanced Clinical Practice, as the way forward in nursing practice, whilst helping to maintain patient safety. I currently help the practice education department within the Trust in some areas of preceptorship. I am keen to help nurses to develop both academically and in clinical practice through my role as a learning rep. 

 Kim Bygrave - Portsmouth Branch

Page last updated - 14/03/2019