RCN West Midlands
Make the most of your membership by attending a Local Learning Event
If you are an RCN member in the West Midlands, you can make your membership subscription go further by taking part in learning and development opportunities organised by your RCN branch. These are called Local Learning Events (LLEs).
Your branch holds regular LLEs in your area. Delivered as an expert presentation, talk or workshop, the events are designed to support your continuing professional development, boosting your knowledge and skills and helping you to provide high-quality patient care.
Free to you as an RCN member, each LLE typically lasts around 90 minutes. You receive a certificate for your CPD portfolio after each event you attend. If you’re a registered nurse or midwife, attendance at an LLE helps you to demonstrate that you are keeping your knowledge and skills up to date in accordance with the standards of conduct, performance and ethics set out in your professional code.
Attending an LLE will also count towards the required amount of CPD that registered professionals will have to complete when revalidation is introduced in 2015. Revalidation is the process by which nurses and midwives will demonstrate to the NMC that they remain fit to practise.
Watch our short film below to find out more about LLEs.
Getting involved with your branch may also mean that you are nominated to attend RCN Congress as an expenses-paid delegate and vote on behalf of all the members in your area.
You can find out more about the activities organised by your local branch by visiting the Events page or by visiting the branch page for your area. Your RCN membership card displays the name of the local branch to which you are affiliated. 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 four geographical patches - Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern.
Each patch has a staff team headed by a Senior RCN Officer. These teams represent members as well as support branches and facilitate RCN representatives and 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.