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RCN Northern Region


Cumbria branch is your voice in the RCN 

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

As well as sending delegates to RCN's annual Congress, the branch has representation on the RCN's regional board.  

We are a forum in which you can discuss issues that affect nursing staff in Cumbria. We can also signpost you towards a number of career development and training opportunities. 

We are currently looking for local RCN members to get involved with future events, including campaigns. Please get in touch if you would like to get involved. 

Your branch president is Ella Cullen; your chair is Karen Dutton, your secretary is Rachel Ridley and your treasurer is Lynda High.

Cumbria branch annual general meeting

As a member working in Cumbria you are invited to attend our next meeting on 6 November. There will be a learning event open to all members from 10.30 am to 12.00 pm, followed by lunch, before our Cumbria branch annual general meeting from 12:30 pm until 2:30 pm. These will take place for the first time at Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters , Carleton Avenue , Penrith , Cumbria CA10 2FA.

If you would like to book a place to attend a branch meeting or learning event, please contact the RCN Northern region office at or on 0191 511 5801

Places on the branch executive committee

At our annual general meeting we will be electing our executive committee. If you are interested in gaining valuable experience and adding another string to your bow then why not apply for one of our executive committee positions? Branch committee role descriptors and terms of reference are available here.

The roles of president, chair, vice-chair, secretary, and treasurer are available, along with one further branch executive member position, or two if a vice-chair isn't elected.

If you would like to put yourself forward, please express an interest* to the regional office by 23 October, in order to allow time for us to check your eligibility to stand. Email

Terms of office run from the date of the AGM until 31 December 2018, and will run annually thereafter from 1 January to 31 December. 

At the AGM itself, the successful candidate names will be read out if there is only one candidate for each role or an announcement made regarding arrangements for a vote.

*If a vote is required, each candidate will be invited to make a short statement of why they think they are the right person to fulfil the role.