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About the community

In order to become a member of the Learning Representatives community you first need to be a member of the RCN. As a member you can join as many RCN communities as you wish. To find out more about RCN nursing communities please see our about nursing communities section.

If you are experiencing any technical problems with this community then please email webteam@rcn.org.uk

If you have any editorial questions then please email peter.fairbank@rcn.org.uk

An ongoing training scheme for volunteer community editors, recruited from the community has been established to update the website. Editorial training sessions are ongoing and take place across the UK. The session lasts about two hours and will teach you how to build and edit community web pages, upload documents and create links. For further information please contact webteam@rcn.org.uk

By members, for members

The Learning Representatives community will be tailored to meet your informational and communication needs. If you have information you would like to see on your community pages then send it to peter.fairbank@rcn.org.uk. In this way, we hope to build up an excellent informational resource for community members.

Types of information you may wish to send are:

  • News
  • Events, conferences and meetings
  • Opinion
  • Feature articles
  • Consultation documents
  • Useful links
  • Resource material (books, manuals, websites, etc)
  • Anything else you feel may benefit members within your professional community.

Get writing and email your contributions to peter.fairbank@rcn.org.uk

It is helpful to have more than one editor for each community area so the time commitment required can be kept to a minimum. If you would like to become an editor for this community then please contact peter.fairbank@rcn.org.uk

Community discussion area

Your Learning Representatives community discussion area is the place for you to interact with other community members and start a debate on any matter relevant to your community or to share news, views and ideas. It may be more beneficial to start a conversation on a subject area rather than emailing the editor with your opinion.

You are free to say what you want, but please adhere to our Acceptable Use Policy.

Your comments

Beneath many of the news, opinion and feature articles within your community, community members will soon be able to post a brief comment about the article. Again, please adhere to our Acceptable Use Policy.

Future community developments

This is just the beginning for your community. Future community enhancements are planned to open up more two-way communications channels between members and the RCN as an organisation. New developments will be advertised on the RCN website.

Meet the team

This is where you should give names, biographies and contact details for prominent community members. This could include forum steering group members or community editors.