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RCN Northern Region
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear

If you are an RCN member and you work within the geographic area covered by Northumberland, Tyneside or Wearside, you are automatically a member of our branch.  

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.

The branch is currently looking for local RCN members to get involved with future events, including campaigns and membership recruitment drives. We can also signpost you towards a number of career development and training opportunities. If you would like to get involved with branch activities, please get in touch with your local branch representatives via the Northern region office: email or call (0191) 511 5801.

President: Ann Mott
Chair: Denise McLaughlin
Secretary: Jan Weightman

2016 branch meeting dates

All meetings take place from 10.00 am until 12.00 pm at the RCN Northern region office, Avalon House, St Catherine‚Äôs Court, Sunderland Enterprise Park, Sunderland SR5 3XJ. 

Please let us know if you plan to attend: email

  • Tuesday 4 October.  This will be the branch's annual general meeting and it is  really important that as many members as possible attend it. If it is the one day a year you can commit to, please put it in your diary and come along. 

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 Northumberland, Tyne and Wear branch, the places available are president, chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer, and one 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.