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RCN Scotland

Our team

Executive team

 Theresa Fyffe

Theresa was appointed Director of the Royal College of Nursing Scotland in 2007.  At a time of extensive change not only within the health service, but also in the political arena, her wide experience and influencing skills bring a strategic focus and direction to the RCN in Scotland on behalf of the Scottish membership. In her current role Theresa is Co-Chair of the Scottish Partnership Forum and works with colleagues in Scotland and across the UK to influence public health strategy and policy.

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Norman Provan   Associate Director for Employment Relations

Norman has responsibility for ensuring the RCN in Scotland has the capacity and capability to provide comprehensive employment relations services including standard representation, regulatory representation and legal advice. 

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Ellen Hudson
Associate Director for Professional Practice

Ellen is responsible for leading the professional ‘College’ arm of the RCN which includes the learning & development, knowledge and research and policy teams within RCN Scotland. 

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Departments and managers


Judy Fulton
Communications Adviser

Judy heads up the communications team, which comprises Parliamentary and Media Relations and member communications and positions the RCN as the voice of nursing for Scotland.

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Rachel Cackett
Policy Adviser

Rachel heads up the policy team which – as a part of professional practice – influences Scottish health and social care policy on behalf of nurses and patients.

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Learning and Development

Alison Manners
Professional Learning and Development Lead

Alison leads the learning and development team which – as a part of professional practice – supports our members to improve their patient care and trains our reps.

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Knowledge and Research

Sian Kiely
Knowledge and Research Manager

Sian manages the knowledge and research team which – as a part of professional practice – is responsible for RCN Scotland’s provision of information and analysis, and providing RCN library and information services.    

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Business and Facilities

Susan Kirkman
Business Manager

Susan is in charge of RCN Scotland’s facilities and finances.

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