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RCN North West Region
Lancashire West

Lancashire West

Welcome to the RCN Lancashire West branch page. If you're an RCN member and you work between Ormskirk and Cumbria, then you will automatically be a member of the Lancashire West branch.  The branch represents some 12,000 nurses and is your local voice of the RCN.

The branch meets four times a year, usually every three months, whilst smaller workplace meetings are usually held as and when needed.  The branch brings members together to discuss a range of nursing and health issues that directly affect them. Every year, the branch will also discuss RCN Congress and arrangements to submit resolutions or matters for discussion as well as attendance.  We also organise various events and seminars on a range of topical issues from time to time. This year we've organised a branch conference and seminars on NMC revalidation. 

Get involved
You can check if you're a member of the Lancashire West branch by looking at MyRCN.  We use this page to publicise meetings and events, so please do get in touch with the regional office if you have any queries by emailing

If you need us
If you have a problem in your workplace, please contact your local steward in the first instance, or call RCN Direct on 0345 772 6100.
Lancashire West branch meetings and events in 2016
  • 21 April: Branch meeting from 2pm to 4pm at the NHS offices, Slyne Road, Lancaster, LA1 2HT. Meeting will discuss 'Better Care Together'.
  • 26 October: Branch AGM from 2pm to 4pm. Branch AGM. Blackpool Victoria Hospital - to be confirmed.
  • Friday 2 December from 2.30pm to 4.30pm at Room 7, Clinical and Skills Lab, Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, FY3 8NR


  • Friday 3 March from 2.30pm to 4.30pm (venue TBC) 
  • Friday 2 June from 2.30pm to 4.30pm (venue TBC)
  • Friday 1 September from 2.30pm to 4.30pm (venue TBC)
  • Friday 1 December from 2.30pm to 4.30pm (venue TBC)

If you require any details please contact Maggy Heaton on either her office number 01253 655198, mobile number 07580805704 or via email at 

Branch Executive

  • Chair: Maggy Heaton
  • Treasurer: Paul Jebb
  • Secretary: Steven Wenman
  • Supported by RCN Senior Officer: Mary-Ann Parkinson