Welcome to the webpages for the Southern Region of BACCN.

The Southern Region has a great programme arranged for the next few years. Our aim is to enable you to get the best possible experience from our study events and I encourage you to become a link member for your units. We also encourage everyone to feed back to their local link members so as they may pass on your view points. If you need further information on becoming a link member, or to find out who yours is, please contact me directly.

We are looking to explore ways in which we can communicate better with you and find out how we can serve you as your committee 

We shall be increasing our social media presence much more (Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook), so please ensure that you are following the BACCN. You can find me online at - Feel free to get in touch.

There is no substitute for word of mouth recommendation, however, so if you enjoy BACCN events please tell your friends and colleagues and encourage them to come along to future events!

Finally, none of this would be possible without you our members, so thank you for feeding back to us and helping us be a great committee so as we may continue to serve you.

Best wishes


Kate Gray

Chair, Southern Regional Committee


Our Mission Statement

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 members, the Regional committee, and the national committee to promote and facilitate educational and professional development for all regional members 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.   


Application for BACCN Grant Funding

We would like to bring to your attention, the BACCN Southern Region study application drive.  We are positively encouraging you to apply for a study award grant from us.  We are able to offer financial support for study events up to the sum of £300 to our Southern Region members. All applications need to be submitted before the 31st January 2019. 

For example you may want to apply for funding for our 7th June study day, perhaps support towards the national conference, or an Intensive Care Society study event.  Any application will be considered.  We would like to support as many of our Southern Region members as we can, we have money especially allocated for this, so please do help us spend it!   Applications will approved on merit by the Southern Region committee, all decisions will be made by  28th February 2019; shortly after this date you, will be informed whether you have been successful. 

All applications need to be made using the application form HERE and emailing clearly highlighting that this is an application for ‘study support from the BACCN Southern Region’, further details are on the application form. If there is any confusion, or delay, please email me directly as I am happy to help you with the application.  Once again, most importantly please remember all applications need to be submitted by the 31st January for decisions by the 28th February 2019.

Kate Gray

BACCN Southern Region Chair



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

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.

Link Members Needed!

BACCN Link Nurses play a crucial role in developing the Southern region and the Committee.

Key Roles:

  • Establish a communication point for BACCN in your local critical care area
  • Hold and distribute BACCN membership application forms and information as required
  • Receive and distribute information on BACCN activities including regional and national study events
  • Identify the needs of local members and communicate this to the committee

The role remains fluid as the needs of the region change. Your regional committee will provide you with regular communication and updates, helping you ro contributie to the establishment of an effective communication system across the region.

If you are interested in becoming a Link Member for your hospital/unit or would just like to receive further information on the role please email us at