Make the most of your membership
If you are an RCN member in the West Midlands, you can make your membership go further by getting involved in the activities of your local RCN branch.
Your RCN membership card displays the name of the local branch to which you are affiliated. Your branch is made up of all the RCN members in your area and is administered by fellow members who perform their organising roles voluntarily.
Many of the branches in the West Midlands hold regular meetings for members to discuss issues of interest and concern. Many also organise free events and activities for you and your fellow members (and even non-members who are willing to become members) to promote the development of your knowledge and skills as a registered nurse, health care assistant or nursing student. These are promoted under a brand called Local Learning Events.
Getting involved with your branch may also mean that you are nominated to attend RCN Congress as a funded delegate and vote on behalf of all the members in your area.
You can find out more about the activities and Local Learning Events organised by your local branch by visiting the Events page or by visiting the branch page for your area. The branches are:
- North Staffordshire
- South Staffordshire
- South Birmingham
- Birmingham West and Sandwell
- Birmingham East North & Solihull
- Black Country
- Coventry and Warwickshire
The representation and professional support services provided by the West Midlands region of the Royal College of Nursing are organised into three geographical patches - West Midlands North (Staffordshire and the Black Country), West Midlands Central (the Birmingham conurbation) and West Midlands South (Coventry, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire).
Each patch has a staff team headed by an RCN officer. These teams represent members as well as support branches, provide training and facilitate activists in representing and supporting members.
RCN West Midlands Regional Office
58-62 Hagley Road
Telephone: 0345 772 6100 (charged as a local rate call)
Contacting us by telephone
All calls to the West Midlands regional office automatically go through to advisers at RCN Direct, who are the first point of contact for members' queries and cases. Calls are charged at local rates.
Every member whose case is referred to the regional office by RCN Direct receives a direct contact number for the team dealing with their case.
This process enables the RCN to provide a more efficient service to members who call the RCN for assistance. RCN Direct resolves 95 per cent of members' queries at first contact without the need to refer the member to the regional office.
Emails are received direct by the West Midlands regional office via the email address above.