BACCN: Southern

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BACCN Southern Region


Our Mission Statement is:

To promote the BACCN as an organisation with in the Southern region by focussing upon the particular needs of critical care nursing with in this area.

The BACCN Southern region will:

Establish and maintain effective communication between the Regional memebrs, the Regional committe, and the national committe to promote and facilitate educational and professional development for all regional memebers by:-

1.Organising regional study days

2.Disseminating professional information on professional   issues of relevance to critical care

3. Support collaborative practice and promote innovative evidence based patient care.




Ventures in Ventilation - The Journey of Respiratory Support

Friday 6th June 2014

Time: 09.00 - 17.00

Venue: BUPA Lodge, Amex Stadium, Brighton, BN1 9BL

FINAL Programme as of 24.03.2014

1. Non Invasive Ventilation

2. Managing a difficult Airway

3. Difficult Wean / Vent Modes

4. Advanced Therapies - ECMO

5. Ventilator Graphics

6. Challenge to hospital to home

7. The Livid Experience of Home Ventilation.


BACCN Member £55.00

Non Member £75.00

Regional Link Member £45.00

For Further Information and application, click here

Application in word format, click here

Booking Contact:

Jackie Mitchell



BACCN Region Update November 2013 - Click here


Time to Move' -Transferring the Critically Ill Patient' Nov 2013


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For list of committe members, refer to the 'committe' section




BACCN Southern Region Committee invites applicants for sponsorship to Critical Care education events, educational awards and Study Tour grants.

For Critical care education events:

 Applicants should provide an account of how attendance is relevant to their professional development and how practice / patient care will be further developed from the support obtained.

For Educational awards and Study Tour grants:

 Applicants should provide an account of how this work will benefit the care of patients within their work place and contribute to their professional development. A clear rationale for undertaking the project must be given and include relevant literature to support the application.

The Committee would welcome and consider other creative ideas that would benefit critical care.

Submit applications to:

Suzanne Bench (Secretary of BACCN Southern Region Committee) at

or approach any of the BACCN Southern Region Committee (contact details at for further information and advice.

 To submit a hard copy of the application contact Suzanne for further information.

Click here to download the application form  (Updated July 2013)

(Note: If you are unable to download the form from the link above, please contact or, will send the form via email)

Application Criteria include:

  • BACCN Southern Region reserve the right to refuse applicants who do not meet the criteria
  • BACCN Southern Region Committee will undertake the selection and granting of awards                
  • The decision of the BACCN Southern Region Committee is final and may be conditional 
  • The application is separate from any other Regional or National initiative

Successful applicants agree to one of the following:

  • Submit a brief report for the BACCN Southern Regional Newslette.
  • Present a paper, poster or feedback at a regional event or committee meeting  (Delegate fees and travel expenses will be reimbursed for any presentation at the BACCN Southern Regional events )

BACCN Southern Region advises individuals to obtain appropriate travel and medical insurance as it cannot accept any liability for costs associated with medical or travel emergencies whilst engaged in any activity associated with the award.

Names of successful applicants will be used in BACCN Southern Region publicity material.

Applicants must remain a member of BACCN Southern Region for the duration of the award.

Where BACCN Southern Region funding is used to support the presentation of a conference paper or poster there must be appropriate acknowledgement of this within the presentation.

It is advisable to have previously contacted a BACCN Southern Region committee member for advice and to ensure you provide contact details and membership number.

Applicants will be notified of success or rejection of application within 2 weeks of next BACCN Southern Region Committee meeting.


Link Members Section


Aim: To develop an effective method of communication between members across the Southern region and the National board.

Key roles

The role remains fluid as the needs of the region change.  Link members will receive minutes of the regional meetings and be invited to attend all meetings, contributing to the establishment of an effective communication system across the region.

Current List of Link Members

For list of link members click here

 For further information , contact TRISH LEAHY on

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