About us

About the nna
The Greater our number, the Louder our voice.

The Neonatal Nurses Association was established over 40 years ago in 1977 by Beryl Chadney, a senior nurse at the Department of Health. She selected a small group of neonatal nurses from across the country, to address the inadequacies within neonatal nursing, perceived to be a contributor to a higher than average perinatal mortality rate in the UK, in comparison to other European countries.

One factor identified as a probable cause was the poor communication between specialised units to promote and share emerging developments in a specialty industry that was very much in its infancy.
A national conference organised for the following year was overwhelmingly subscribed and neonatal nurses demanded more interaction amongst themselves and specialist education. The purpose of the Neonatal Nurses Association has remained unchanged since then; a national organisation representing neonatal nurses, steered by neonatal nurses to promote neonatal nursing for the benefit of sick newborns and their families throughout the country.

NNA MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

Join the NNA and stand alongside other nurses and neonatal professionals. Access networks, events and opportunities to grow professionally, and personally.

With your annual membership, you receive 6 issues of the Neonatal Nurses Journal, you can apply for the 3 NNA scholarships and attend our regular webinars free of charge. You can also join our Special Interest Group and benefit from opportunities shared with NNA members to feed into projects regionally and nationally.

MEMBERSHIP COSTS
£45 Annually
£12.50 Quarterly
£30 for Retirees
FREE pre-registration/under-graduate student membership

We currently have 3 payment options; PayPal, Direct Debit or BACS.

KEY MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

– The Journal of Neonatal Nursing
– Opportunity to apply for NNA Scholarships
– Regular webinars
– Special interest groups
– Affiliation with COINN
(Council of International Neonatal Nurses)
– Reduced cost for members to the Annual Conference
– Tax relief for all payments

free student membership

Come and join a growing community of neonatal nurses and feel supported, heard and valued. Enjoy opportunities to network and connect with colleagues across the UK and further afield to learn, share and collaborate. Keep up to date with current research and best practice and get top tips and advice from your fellow nurses.

Sign up for your 1 year free membership of the NNA for
pre-registration/undergraduate students.

You will receive all member benefits, including access to our programme of free webinars, 6 copies of the Journal of Neonatal Nursing, membership of our Linking education & research in neonatal care special interest group, access to our scholarships and much more.

When you renew your student membership after your free 1-year, you will receive the reduced annual membership fee of £25 per year, instead of £45, until you graduate.

We would love to welcome you to our community.

SOME OF THE TEAM

Within 5 years of the Neonatal Nurses Associations beginnings, there were council members representing different areas of the country, correlating local activities and feeding into the national Association, whilst Beryl Chadney was appointed the first president. Soon a small membership fee was introduced and the Association became a registered charity with a formal constitution and working arrangements.

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RÓISÍN MCKEON-CARTER
NNA CHAIR

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JULIA PETTY
VICE CHAIR & EDUCATION SIG

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CHERYL TITHERLY
NNA MANAGER

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CATH HOLDER
executive and membership
and finance administrator
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SHAHID JAVED
NNA TREASURER

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COLM DARBY
NI CHAIR 

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PATRICK TURTON
NNA EXECUTIVE

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KAREN MAINWAIRING
NNA EXECUTIVE

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KELLY HARVEY
NNA EXECUTIVE

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KATIE GALLAGHER
EDUCATION/RESEARCH SIG

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KIRSTY DE WET
NNA DESIGNER/SOCIAL MEDIA/WEBSITE

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ELISA LAKHAN-HECTOR
Digital Lead Trustee