Emma is a registered nurse and Royal College of Nursing (RCN) safety rep and steward working at North Bristol NHS Trust. She is also the RCN Trade Union Committee member for the South West region. She has been a nurse for 29 years , and completed her LLB in 2021 . She has been fully involved in the campaign for and with organising the recent industrial action taken by the RCN in 2022 -2023 . This was the first UK wide strike action taken by the RCN in its 106 year history.