The Devon branch meetings aim to support members in practice, education and continuing development. We are forward thinking and always looking for new ideas, ways of working and developing the branch. We welcome members looking to become more involved, perhaps by becoming an RCN representative or by simply attending meetings and bringing along your passion for nursing and supporting nursing staff in a variety of areas. With such a wide knowledge base and diverse areas of expertise within the branch, we always provide good peer support to all representatives, wherever they work.
Branch meetingsDevon branch meetings are generally held on the first Tuesday of every month.
Come along to find out more about what we do and have your voice heard. If you would like more information, or to book your place, please email Kevin Hickson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We plan to have different topics for each session. If you are interested in any topic which you would like us to cover, please feel free to contact Kevin, and we will endeavour to facilitate this.
- 6 February (RCN office) 'Meeting the Health Needs of People with Learning Disabilities': Katy Welsh. Primary Care Liaison Team Manager, Devon Partnership NHS Trust.
- 6 March (Buckerell Lodge) 'A Stitch in Time: sharpening our suturing techniques - a practice session'. Clare Parkinson. Senior nurse practitioner, dermatology.
- 3 April (RCN office). Self-neglect and hoarding in adults: a Devon branch talk by Claire Bergfeld, nurse specialist and community RN, QN (Exeter).
- 1 May (Buckerell Lodge) 'Too Busy to Care? Mindfulness skills for nursing staff'. Kevin Hickson, mindfulness practitioner
- 5 June (RCN office) 'Skin Cancer Awareness - staying safe in the sun'. Clare Parkinson
- 3 July (Buckerell Lodge) Speaker / subject to be decided. If you have any ideas please let us know.
- No meeting in August
- 11 September (Buckerell Lodge) Guest speaker: RCN President Cecilia Anim.
- 6 November (Buckerell Lodge) Speaker / subject TBC
- 4 December (RCN office). Christmas meeting - speaker to be confirmed.
We are active in all areas of the NHS and private sector in and around the Exeter and North Devon area.
All RCN members who work in Devon are welcome to attend our branch meetings. Come and meet the team and influence your local RCN.
Branch executive committee
Chair: Martin Tuckett
Secretary: Christine Lamplough
Treasurer: Clare Parkinson
Clinical services review (CSR) lead: Jeni Watts
Local learning event lead: Kevin Hickson
Stay in touch on social media
You can request to join our closed RCN Devon branch Facebook group and follow us on Twitter @RCNDevon.
Others will be able to see a list of members but unless you are a member you will not be able to see the posts within the group.
You can also follow the RCN South West region on Twitter: @RCNSWComms and like the RCN South West Facebook page.
Finding this page
You can always get back to this page using the short link www.rcn.org.uk/devon.