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RCN Trade Union Committee Chair and Vice Chair announced

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?Graham Revie and Denise Kelly ?Graham Revie and Denise Kelly

Graham Revie and Denise Kelly have been re-elected to the roles of committee Chair and Vice Chair of the RCN Trade Union Committee.

They will continue in the roles they were first elected to in January 2020 and January 2021 respectively.

Mr Revie has been active in the RCN in a number of roles, including serving as Chair of the RCN UK Stewards Committee and on the RCN Scotland Board. Currently senior charge nurse and RCN member of staffside at NHS 24, his focus is on representation of members and developing effective partnership working between NHS 24 and NHS trade unions. In 2016, Mr Revie was presented with the RCN Award of Merit for his years of voluntary service and dedication to the aims of the RCN.

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‘I am committed to strengthening our College by working closely with all parts of our professional body and trade union and other key stakeholders to ensure we achieve the best outcomes for our members and the people we serve,’ said Mr Revie.

‘I am also committed to open transparent leadership where the values of dignity, respect, care and compassion are not only believed but enacted, developing an RCN team that provides a high-quality service to our members. Pay remains a high priority for the RCN as does ensuring that there are safe staffing levels in every workplace that our members are employed.’

Ms Kelly has 29 years’ experience in the Health and Social Care service in Northern Ireland, commencing her registered nurse training in 1995 at The Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

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She has undertaken postgraduate study in health service management, cardiology nursing and facilitation and practice development, and graduated with a postgraduate qualification in strategic workforce planning in March 2020. She is currently undertaking a postgraduate taught study in non-medical prescribing, and is due to graduate in May 2022.

‘I am honoured to serve as your Vice Chair for the next two years. I am committed to progressing our Fair Pay for Nursing campaign and will help provide authentic, member-led leadership and direction on trade union and employment relations issues, ensuring the governance and delivery of the RCN’s strategic vision on a four-country basis,’ said Ms Kelly.

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