Cecilia Anim elected RCN Deputy President

Published: 21 October 2010

For immediate release: 19th October 2010

Cecilia Anim elected RCN Deputy President

Royal College of Nursing (RCN) members have elected Cecilia Anim as their Deputy President. Cecilia will take up office at the RCN’s Annual General Meeting in London tomorrow (October 20th).  

Cecilia trained as a midwife in Ghana and came to the UK in the 1970s.  Since then, she has worked in various medical settings before specialising in family planning and all aspects of women’s health. She is currently employed as a clinical nurse specialist in contraception and sexual and reproductive health at the Margaret Pyke centre in London. She has been an active RCN Steward for 15 years, is chair of her RCN branch and staff-side Secretary.

The RCN Deputy President is an important representative role. The Deputy President also helps raise the RCN’s profile, lobby on RCN policy and represents the RCN at various functions and conferences.

Cecilia Anim said:

 “I am so pleased to have been elected to this role by RCN members, and I am honoured to serve my fellow nurses. I look forward to using my time as Deputy President to speak up on their behalf. Nursing is a vital and rewarding career, and the RCN is in an excellent position to make the case for quality patient care and a safer working environment for nurses up and down the country.

“I am looking forward to working with our President, Andrea Spyropoulos, and to using my experience and passion to make the case for nursing now and in the future.” 


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Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is the voice of nursing across the UK and is the largest professional union of nursing staff in the world.  The RCN promotes the interest of nurses and patients on a wide range of issues and helps shape healthcare policy by working closely with the UK Government and other national and international institutions, trade unions, professional bodies and voluntary organisations.