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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:

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

Minutes of our February branch meeting are available here.

Minutes of our April branch meeting are available here. The mind map we created in this meeting is available here.

Minutes of our July branch committee meeting are available here.

The powerpoint presentation for our September AGM is available here.

Minutes of our September 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


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 - 09/08/2019