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Cumbria branch

Welcome to the web page of Cumbria branch. Cumbria branch is one of the four branches of the RCN Northern Region. If you are an RCN member and you work within Cumbria, you will automatically be a member of Cumbria branch.

The next Cumbria branch meeting will be held on 29 January 2015, in the Lowther Room at Cumbria University, Newton Rigg, Penrith. If you would like a copy of the agenda or to attend, please contact the Northern region office at northern.region@rcn.org.uk or on 0191 511 5801 for more information.

The branch boundaries include the geographic area covered by NHS Cumbria and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust.

RCN Cumbria branch boundary 

Cumbria 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 meetings where we discuss issues of concern to local members. As a member you are invited to attend our branch meetings. You will be able to find out more about forthcoming meetings, as well as minutes of previous meetings here.

2015 meetings

Cumbria branch meetings are held at Newton Rigg College, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0AH. 2015 meeting dates are:

  • Thursday 29 January 12.30pm
  • Thursday 7 May 12.30pm
  • Thursday 24 September 12.30pm
  • Thursday 5 November 12.30pm.

Before each Cumbria branch meeting there is a Learning and Development session for representatives starting at 10.30am.

Branch executive 

At the branch AGM in October 2014, the following executive was appointed:

Chair – Billy Drysdale
Secretary – Maggie Broatch
Treasurer – Neil Anderson
President – Ella Cullen

If you would like to speak to any of the above branch executive members, please call 0191 511 5801 and a member of staff will be able to put you in touch.

The branch are 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.

Branch meeting minutes