The British Association of Critical Care Nurses - BACCN - is one of the leading organisations in critical care nursing. BACCN was established in 1985 and has grown and developed through the hard work and dedication of its members, regional committees and National Board.
The BACCN regions span Great Britain and Northern Ireland providing one of the largest and most influential professional organisations within critical care.
The British Association of Critical Care Nurses is a professional organisation dedicated to promoting excellence in the nursing care of critically ill patients. We aim to do this via mutual support, education, research and collaboration with multi-disciplinary groups.
Central to our mission is the delivery of first class patient care and we aim to promote this through enhancing clinical practice, education, professional development, research and contribution to policy and strategy at every level.
As the largest and most well established critical care nursing organisation in the UK our mission is to provide opportunities to our members which support professional development and promote the art and science of critical care nursing. We seek to influence the future development of critical care nursing regionally, nationally and internationally. This will be achieved through collaboration with members, patient and relative representatives, health care providers, industry, other professional organisations and policy makers.
The British Association of Critical Care Nurses is an organisation dedicated to the promotion of excellence in the provision and delivery of critical care nursing through mutual support, education, research and multidisciplinary collaboration.
The BACCN is managed by a National Board elected by the membership to serve for a two-year period. Each board member holds a specific role and is able to stand for re-election after a two-year period of service. National Board Members come from various positions and roles within critical care and critical care education and from around the UK.
|National Secretary||Karen Hill|
|Professional Advisors||Vanessa Gibson|
|Regional Advisors||Helen Stirton|
|Commercial Projects/EfCCNa||David Waters|
|Journal Liaison||Annette Richardson|
|Conference Director||Colette Laws-Chapman|
|Regional Advisor/Endorsements||Patricia Delaney|
|Co-opted Member||Alex Moffat|
|Co-opted Member||Karin Gerber|
|Co-opted Member||Nicola Morton|
|Co-opted Member||Suzanne Bench|
The National Board meets approximately 6 times per year, as well as at the National Conference. It is essential that the frequency of these meetings be maintained so that we can communicate with the membership, meet BACCN's aims and respond to healthcare and delegates' needs.
Observers are welcome at any of our national board meetings, subject to the availability of a suitably sized venue. Attendance would need to be financed from either the regional group or by the member themselves. Requests to attend should be made via your regional committee.
Administrative Support Team
The National Board are supported by the Administration Executive based in our offices in Newcastle. This has recognised the growth and expansion of the organisation as well as a commitment to provide excellent administration services to it's members, corporate partners and sponsors.