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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 Rachael Ridley and your treasurer is Lynda High.

Cumbria branch meeting dates

We hold regular meetings where we discuss issues of concern to local members.  As a member you are invited to attend.

Meetings take place at Newton Rigg College, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0AH.

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. 

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust drop-in surgeries

If you work at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, you are invited to drop in to one of several surgeries we’re holding at both hospital sites from 2 to 5 May.

Please attend one of these surgeries and let us know how you are feeling as it is important that we know your views, concerns and anxieties. This is an opportunity to share information with us so we can work together to try and address some of these issues. You can attend as an individual or in groups if you have the same issues as others. We can talk on the spot when you drop by or we can arrange a time to speak at the end of the drop-in sessions.

  • 2/5/2017 West Cumberland Hospital A&E Seminar Room 11.30am to 1.00pm - with Senior RCN Officer Greg Canning
  • 2/5/2017 Cumberland Infirmary Boardroom 2.00pm to 5.00pm - with RCN Officer Heather Whitton
  • 3/5/2017 West Cumberland Hospital A&E Seminar Room 12.00 to 2.00pm and 3.00pm to 5.00pm - with RCN Officer Oisin Gourley
  • 3/5/2017 Cumberland Infirmary – MDT Room (Outpatients clinic) 4.00pm to 5pm - with RCN Officer Barry Hutchinson
  • 4/5/2017 West Cumberland Hospital A&E Seminar Room 12.00pm to 2.00pm and 3.00pm to 5.00pm - with RCN Officer Lin Clarkson
  • 4/5/2017 Cumberland Infirmary Boardroom 1.30pm to 3.00pm - with Regional Director Glenn Turp
  • 5/5/2017 West Cumberland Hospital A&E Seminar Room 9.00am to 10.30am, 12.00pm to 2.00pm, 3.00pm to 5.00pm - with Regional Director Glenn Turp.
  • 5/5/2017 Cumberland Infirmary Boardroom 1.00pm - 2.00pm and 3.00pm - 5.00pm - with RCN Officer Janet Maclean.