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Cumbria branch

Welcome to the web page of Cumbria branch. Cumbria branch is one of the five branches of the RCN Northern Region. Generally, 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 from 10am on 13 March 2014, 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 0345 772 6100 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.

At the branch AGM in October 2012, the following executive was appointed:

  • Ella Cullen: Branch Honorary President
  • Billy Drysdale: Chair
  • Sharon Jenner: Secretary
  • Neil Anderson: Treasurer
  • Rachael Ridley: Executive Committee
  • Julie Bowman: Executive Committee
  • Karen Dutton: Executive Committee
  • Maggie Broatch: Executive Committee.

If you would like to speak to any of the above branch executive members, please call 0345 772 6100 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