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RCN Northern Region


If you are an RCN member and you work within Cumbria, you are automatically a member of Cumbria branch.  

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

If you would like to book a place to attend a branch meeting, please contact the RCN Northern region office at or on 0191 511 5801. Your branch president is Ella Cullen; its chair is Billy Drysdale and its secretary is Maggie Broatch.

The branch is currently looking for local RCN members to get involved with future events, including campaigns and membership recruitment drives. We can signpost you towards a number of career development and training opportunities. Please get in touch if you would like to get involved.

2016 Cumbria branch meeting dates

All meetings start at 12.30 pm and are preceded by a learning and development session for RCN representatives which starts at 10.30am. 
They take place at Newton Rigg College, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0AH.

Please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing

• 6 October. 

This will be the branch's annual general meeting and it is very important that as many members as possible attend it. If it is the one day in the year that you can come along, your attendance would be much appreciated. 

Branch executive elections at the AGM

Places on the branch's executive team are up for election at the AGM, and you have a chance to make a difference by electing your branch executive team - or joining it. In the Cumbria branch, the places available are the president, the chair, the vice chair, the secretary, the treasurer, and a branch executive member.

Further detail in our branch officer role descriptors document are available here.

Influence the strategic direction of your branch by attending and voting, or by standing for election yourself. 

Branch executive membership is a great personal and professional development opportunity. If you wish to stand for election for a branch executive position, please email identifying which seat you are interested in standing for and for which branch.