County Durham and Darlington branch

Welcome to the webpage of the County Durham and Darlington branch. The County Durham and Darlington branch is one of the four branches of the RCN Northern Region. If you are an RCN member and you work within either County Durham or Darlington areas, you will automatically be a member of County Durham and Darlington branch.

To contact the branch you can email its chair: michael.appleby@nhs.net

RCN Durham and Darlington branch boundary

County Durham and Darlington branch is your voice in the RCN. As well as sending delegates to RCN's annual Congress, the branch has representation on the RCN's regional board. We hold regular branch meetings where we discuss issues of concern to local members. As a member you are invited to attend these. If you would like to attend a meeting, or contact a member of the branch executive, please contact our regional office on (0191) 511 5801 or email northern.region@rcn.org.uk

2015 Meetings

All meetings take place at the RCN Northern Region office, Avalon House, St Catherine’s Court, Sunderland Enterprise Park, Sunderland, SR5 3XJ. 

  • Wednesday 28 January (2pm)
  • Wednesday 6 May (9.30am)
  • Wednesday 23 September - AGM (2pm - 5pm)
  • Wednesday 4 November (9.30am). 

The branch is currently looking for local RCN members to get involved with future events, including campaigns and membership recruitment drives. We also work closely with the RCN Northern Region and can signpost you towards a number of career development and training opportunities. Please get in touch with us if you would like to get involved.

If you have a problem in your workplace, please contact your local steward in the first instance, or telephone RCN Direct on 0345 772 6100.

Branch executive

At the AGM in September, branch members elected their executive:

President - Cate Woolley-Brown
Chair - Michael Appleby (michael.appleby@nhs.net)
Secretary - Katrina Denton 
Treasurer - Carolyn Mason
Branch Executive - Tim Grace
Branch Executive - Richard Buckland

Branch meeting minutes