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RCN West Midlands Region
Black Country

Black Country

Every member of the Royal College of Nursing is affiliated to their local RCN branch. If you are a member affiliated to the Black Country branch - and you can check which is your local branch on your RCN membership card - you can take advantage of opportunities to meet fellow members, discuss issues of local interest and concern and take part in events and activities aimed at promoting your professional development. 

For information and contact details for the branch, please contact the RCN West Midlands office on 0121 450 4326 or 0121 450 4334.

Branch Officers

Chair: Jonathan Stringer
Treasurer: Thomas Boyle
Secretary: Julie Jones
Local Learning Event lead: Alison Geeson
Student lead: Jade Harrison
Equality and Diversity lead: Bhupinder Pawar

Members' meetings and Local Learning Events

The RCN Black Country branch has scheduled its branch members’ meetings and Local Learning Events.

Local Learning Events are bite-sized chunks of development and learning that last no more than 90 minutes. By attending, you contribute to your CPD and NMC revalidation portfolio, and you receive a certificate of attendance for your portfolio.

The events are free for RCN members and £25 for non-members. The cost for non-members is redeemable upon applying for RCN membership on the day.

You will need to book your place on the Local Learning Events. To reserve a place, please email westmidlands.region@rcn.org.uk or call 0121 450 4300.

Please specify the event you wish to attend and quote your RCN membership number (if applicable) and your place of work when booking.

If you have any queries about any of the events, please call 0121 450 4300.

16 Nov 2016

RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Awards 2016

2016 will see RCN Wales holding its fifth annual Nurse of the Year Awards, which will also celebrate the RCN's Centenary

22 Sep 2016

Registered nurses working in general practice - Diabetes Update

Afternoon update for registered nurses working in general practice

14 Oct 2016

Registered nurses working in general practice - Cervical CytologyUpdate

Afternoon update for registered nurses working in general practice

30 Sep 2016

Diabetes - Health Care Support Workers

This afternoon seminar aims to raise awareness of how to deal with the difficulties people with diabetes experience in managing their diabetes.

21 Oct 2016

Child Development

This morning seminar aims to give an explanation of the process of child development. The session begins with an exploration of development in utero, then examines child development from birth to 5 years, this includes hands-on interactive ideas which can be transferred to working with children and their families.

21 Oct 2016

Child Mental and Emotional Health

This afternoon seminar aims to explore normal child behavioural development and identify what influences mental and emotional health and wellbeing in under-fives.

05 Dec 2016 - 06 Dec 2016

RCN Wales Political Leadership Programme

The overall aim of this course is to develop individuals, teams and organisations to influence health, health policy and health care.

18 Oct 2016

Reflect, anticipate and celebrate: an RCN South West learning event for registered nurses - Bournemouth *FULL*

An RCN South West centenary learning event for registered nurses.

08 Nov 2016

Reflect, anticipate and celebrate: an RCN South West learning event for HCAs and APs - Plymouth

RCN centenary continuing professional development learning event for health care assistants and assistant practitioners.

17 Nov 2016

Reflect, anticipate and celebrate: a learning event for senior nurses in the independent sector - Exeter

If you are a senior nurse, matron or clinical manager in the independent sector, this  free event is for you.

06 Sep 2016

RCN Brighton and Hove Branch AGM

Details about plans for this session

05 Oct 2016

Portsmouth drop in session

Drop in session for anyone to come and meet with the RCN.

03 Nov 2016 - 04 Oct 2016

South East region Board Meeting

South East region Board Meeting

17 Nov 2016

Training event for South East Regional Activists

Training event on Revalidation for South East Regional Activists

20 Oct 2016

South Yorkshire branch Centenary conference

Nursing in the 21st Century, a full day conference on revalidation, reflection and more.

04 Oct 2016

North Yorkshire branch AGM

Come to this meeting to find out more about your local RCN and get involved in the AGM. 

12 Sep 2016

RCN South Birmingham Local Learning Event: How Dementia Friends improve patient experience

The Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Dementia Friends’ programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. This workshop is about learning more about dementia, Dementia Friends, and the small ways you can help. Every action counts!

08 Sep 2016

RCN South Staffordshire Local Learning Event: NMC revalidation and you

Revalidation is here, and it is something every registered nurse and midwife must be aware of and prepared for. Maureen Spinetto, RCN Senior Officer, will lead a session that will support nurses to demonstrate that they meet the requirements for NMC revalidation.

19 Sep 2016

RCN Worcestershire Local Learning Event: The perils and pitfalls of social media

This session, presented by Tim Baggs, Communications Manager, RCN West Midlands, will give an overview of the perils and pitfalls of social networking for health care staff, including real examples of the inappropriate use of social media and guidance on how to make sure you use social media responsibly.

19 Oct 2016

Northern region board meeting open session

All RCN Northern region members are welcome to attend the open session of our board meeting. 

15 Nov 2016

Multicultural nurses' group meeting

All RCN Northern region members are welcome to attend the multicultural nurses' group.

07 Dec 2016

Essex County Conference

Come along to this free event to meet with other RCN members and representatives from your local branch, share views and network over lunch regarding key nursing issues.

14 Dec 2016

Cambridgeshire County Conference

If you are a member of the Cambridgeshire branch, then come along and meet other RCN members and representatives for your area.

09 Dec 2016

Beds and Herts joint County Conference

Come along to this FREE event to meet with other RCN members and representatives from your local branch, share views and network over lunch regarding key nursing issues.

21 Sep 2016

RCN South Lincolnshire Branch meeting

A meeting for members of the RCN South Lincolnshire Branch. 

05 Sep 2016

LGBT issues: RCN Leicestershire and Rutland Branch meeting

A meeting for members of the RCN Leicestershire and Rutland Branch.

09 Nov 2016

RCN Nottingham Branch meeting

A meeting for members of the RCN Nottingham Branch.

08 Nov 2016

RCN Northamptonshire Branch meeting

A meeting for members of the RCN Northamptonshire Branch.

20 Jul 2016

RCN South Lincolnshire Branch meeting

A meeting for members of the RCN South Lincolnshire Branch. 

08 Sep 2016

Multicultural nurses' group meeting

All RCN Northern region members are welcome to attend the multicultural nurses' group.

20 Oct 2016

Learning Exchange for Care Home Managers

The Learning Exchange is a great opportunity to discuss the issues of the day with influential speakers from the care home sector.

03 Oct 2016

Greater Bristol branch AGM

The venue for this year's annual general meeting (AGM) is Bristol Medical Simulation Centre, which provides an opportunity to view  the centre as well as some hands-on simulation.

07 Nov 2016

RCN Derbyshire branch meeting

A meeting for members of the RCN Derbyshire branch.

09 Jan 2017

RCN Derbyshire branch meeting

A meeting for members of the RCN Derbyshire branch.

22 Sep 2016

RCN Coventry and Warwickshire HCSW Conference: The heart of hands-on care

This free conference for HCAs/HCSWs will focus on your part in delivering safe, high-quality patient care and is open to RCN and non-RCN members, so please feel free to invite your colleagues.

07 Oct 2016

Cornwall branch AGM

Save the date for the Cornwall branch annual general meeting, which will take place from 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm - more details to follow.

25 Oct 2016

Torbay branch AGM

Save the date for the Torbay branch annual general meeting, which will take place from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm - more details to follow.

11 Oct 2016

West Yorkshire branch AGM 2016

All members of the branch are welcome at the AGM, come along and meet other local RCN members. 

06 Dec 2016

West Yorkshire branch meeting Dec 2016

All members of the branch are welcome at this meeting.

05 Sep 2016

RCN Derbyshire branch meeting

A meeting for members of the RCN Derbyshire branch.

22 Nov 2016

Multicultural nurses' network

Join this network to meet others and find out what support the RCN has to offer. 

11 Oct 2016

*FULLY BOOKED* Reflect, anticipate and celebrate: an RCN South West learning event for registered nurses - St Austell

A free RCN South West centenary learning event for registered nurses.

20 Sep 2016

A meeting for the East Kent committee

Details of the East Kent Branch meeting

05 Oct 2016

County Durham and Darlington branch AGM

If you can only attend one branch meeting a year, please make it this one. Branch executive positions are up for election, and by voting you will help shape the strategic direction of the branch's work over the coming year. You are also invited to consider standing for a branch executive position. The branch needs a president, chair, secretary, treasurer, and two further branch executive members. Please let us know by 19 September if you would like to stand.

04 Oct 2016

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear branch AGM

If you can only attend one branch meeting a year, please make it this one. Branch executive positions are up for election, and by voting you will help shape the strategic direction of the branch's work over the coming year. You are also invited to consider standing for a branch executive position. The branch needs a president, chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer, and one further branch executive member. Please let us know by 19 September if you would like to stand.

05 Oct 2016

Tees Valley branch AGM

If you can only attend one branch meeting a year, please make it this one. Branch executive positions are up for election, and by voting you will help shape the strategic direction of the branch's work over the coming year. You are also invited to consider standing for a branch executive position. The branch needs a president, chair, secretary, treasurer, and two further branch executive members. Please let us know by 19 September if you would like to stand.

06 Oct 2016

Cumbria branch AGM

If you can only attend one branch meeting a year, please make it this one. Branch executive positions are up for election, and by voting you will help shape the strategic direction of the branch's work over the coming year. You are also invited to consider standing for a branch executive position. The branch needs a president, chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer, and one further branch executive member. Please let us know by 19 September if you would like to stand.

11 Oct 2016

Mental cases: Nurses, doctors, poets and war trauma at Craiglockhart

An event exploring the hospital that treated officers suffering from psychological trauma, including poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen.

12 Oct 2016

Delivering nursing excellence in the independent sector: a free RCN conference

This free conference is a major event open to all those employed within the independent sector, whether you are an RCN member or not. As well as providing great career and professional development opportunities, it is an opportunity to network and make contacts with key leaders and front line staff across your sector. 

06 Sep 2016

RCN Northamptonshire Branch AGM

The RCN Northamptonshire Branch AGM, open to all members of the branch.

06 Sep 2016

RCN student member recruitment - University of the West of Scotland Hamilton Campus

The Royal College of Nursing is visiting university campuses all over Scotland - come along to find out why as a student nurse, you should join the RCN.

05 Sep 2016

RCN student member recruitment - Stirling University

The Royal College of Nursing is visiting university campuses all over Scotland - come along to find out why as a student nurse, you should join the RCN.

06 Sep 2016

RCN student member recruitment - University of Dundee

The Royal College of Nursing is visiting university campuses all over Scotland - come along to find out why as a student nurse, you should join the RCN.

08 Sep 2016

RCN student member recruitment - Stirling University Inverness

The Royal College of Nursing is visiting university campuses all over Scotland - come along to find out why as a student nurse, you should join the RCN.

09 Sep 2016

RCN student member recruitment - Queen Margaret University Edinburgh

The Royal College of Nursing is visiting university campuses all over Scotland - come along to find out why as a student nurse, you should join the RCN.

15 Sep 2016

RCN student member recruitment - University of Edinburgh

The Royal College of Nursing is visiting university campuses all over Scotland - come along to find out why as a student nurse, you should join the RCN.

19 Oct 2016

RCN Birmingham East and North and Solihull Local Learning Event: The Duty of Candour and what it means for you

This workshop, presented by RCN West Midlands Regional Director Paul Vaughan, will look at the impact of the Duty of Candour on the nursing family, and what your responsibilities are.

10 Oct 2016

RCN Black Country Local Learning Event: COMPASSION: 6Cs in Practice - Mental health: 'It could be you'

This workshop, delivered by Julie Jones, Practice Nurse, Mental Health, will outline the service options and resources that are available to help you improve your health, wellbeing, resourcefulness and resilience so you're able to deliver the best possible care.

20 Oct 2016

RCN North Staffordshire Local Learning Event: NMC revalidation and you

Ruth Burey, RCN Learning & Development Facilitator, will lead a session that will support nurses to demonstrate that they meet the requirements for NMC revalidation and undertake practise informed by the NMC Code 2016 and remain fit to practise.

04 Oct 2016

RCN Birmingham West and Sandwell Local Learning Event: Why does aggression occur and how can we manage it?

This session, which is presented by Susan Burns, Senior Practice Development Nurse, Violence and Aggression Advisor, Edward Street Hospital, will look at typical triggers to aggression, and how best nurses can verbally de-escalate the situation.

20 Sep 2016

RCN student member recruitment - Robert Gordon University

The Royal College of Nursing is visiting university campuses all over Scotland - come along to find out why as a student nurse, you should join the RCN.

28 Nov 2016 - 29 Nov 2016

Political Leadership Programme

Develop your skills as a system leader with the RCN's Political Leadership Programme

11 Jan 2017 - 14 Dec 2017

Clinical Leadership Programme

Exemplary leadership in health and social care.

07 Oct 2016

Beds and Herts joint County Conference and AGM

The theme for the day is 'The Contract of Employment' and will include the AGM during the afternoon.

13 Sep 2016 - 14 Sep 2016

RCN student member recruitment - Swansea University

RCN Wales will be participating in a number of events at universities offering nursing degrees during September. 

28 Sep 2016

RCN student member recruitment - Cardiff University

RCN Wales will be participating in a number of events at universities offering nursing degrees during September. 

09 Sep 2016

RCN student member recruitment - Canterbury Christ Church University Canterbury campus

RCN South East Region is visiting Canterbury Christ Church University. Come along to find out why, as a student nurse, you should join the RCN.

08 Sep 2016

RCN student member recruitment - Canterbury Christ Church University Medway Campus

RCN South East Region is visiting Canterbury Christ Church University. Come along to find out why, as a student nurse, you should join the RCN.

30 Sep 2016

RCN student member recruitment - University of Brighton

RCN South East Region is visiting University of Brighton. Come along to find out why, as a student nurse, you should join the RCN.

30 Sep 2016

RCN student member recruitment - University of Surrey

RCN South East Region is visiting University of Surrey. Come along to find out why, as a student nurse, you should join the RCN.

13 Sep 2016

RCN student member recruitment - University of West London, Reading campus

RCN South East Region is visiting University of West London. Come along to find out why, as a student nurse, you should join the RCN.

26 Sep 2016

RCN student member recruitment - University of Southampton

RCN South East Region is visiting University of Southampton. Come along to find out why, as a student nurse, you should join the RCN.

07 Oct 2016

'Your Future, Your Care' - student nurse conference

Conference for all Sussex nursing students, with exhibitors including local trust.

27 Sep 2016

Healthy Workplace, Healthy You

An RCN learning event for North West reps

19 Sep 2016

RCN student member recruitment - Oxford Brookes University

RCN South East Region is visiting Oxford Brookes University. Come along to find out why, as a student nurse, you should join the RCN.

06 Sep 2016

RCN student member recruitment - University of the West of Scotland Dumfries Campus

The Royal College of Nursing is visiting university campuses all over Scotland - come along to find out why as a student nurse, you should join the RCN.

08 Sep 2016

RCN student member recruitment - University of the West of Scotland Paisley Campus

The Royal College of Nursing is visiting university campuses all over Scotland - come along to find out why as a student nurse, you should join the RCN.

26 Nov 2016

RCN West Midlands HCA Development Network Event

Are you a Health Care Assistant?

The Royal College of Nursing is establishing an HCA Development Network for the West Midlands to:

  • Promote learning and development opportunities
  • Champion action to address your issues and concerns
  • Enable you to share experiences and ideas with other HCAs

21 Oct 2016

RCN Southampton and Isle of Wight Branch AGM

Details of the Branch AGM and learning event

26 Sep 2016 - 27 Sep 2016

RCN student member recruitment - South Wales University

RCN Wales will be participating in a number of events at universities offering nursing degrees during September. 

14 Oct 2016

RCN West Midlands Black History Month Conference - Shaping your future

It’s Black History Month in October and, to celebrate the occasion, the Royal College of Nursing and NHS employers in the West Midlands are co-hosting a free conference for nursing staff, no matter what your field of practice, grade or ethnic background.

03 Feb 2017

Advanced Nurse Practitioner Conference 2017

Book your place now

30 Sep 2016

RCN Shetland Branch half-day study event

Half-day study event for clinical health care support workers and registered nurses in Lerwick, Shetland. Choose when you want to attend - morning or afternoon.

08 Nov 2016 - 09 Nov 2016

Celebrating the Past, Forging our Future

RCN Scotland's annual conference for representatives. Please note, this event is open to accredited reps in Scotland ONLY.

29 Sep 2016

RCN Shetland Branch AGM and panel debate

RCN Shetland Branch annual general meeting (AGM) and panel debate in Lerwick.

08 Sep 2016

RCN student member recruitment - Stirling University Stornoway

The Royal College of Nursing is visiting university campuses all over Scotland - come along to find out why as a student nurse, you should join the RCN.

29 Sep 2016

RCN Shetland Branch half-day study event

Half-day study event for clinical health care support workers and registered nurses in Brae, Shetland.

05 Sep 2016

RCN student member recruitment - Napier University Edinburgh

The Royal College of Nursing is visiting university campuses all over Scotland - come along to find out why as a student nurse, you should join the RCN.

08 Sep 2016

RCN student member recruitment - Napier University Edinburgh

The Royal College of Nursing is visiting university campuses all over Scotland - come along to find out why as a student nurse, you should join the RCN.

08 Dec 2016

Let’s talk about end of life care – RCN and NCPC joint workshop (London)

Join us at one of these 5 Autumn workshops to explore and discuss what good end of life care means for patients and for healthcare professionals.

25 Nov 2016

'Destination Nurse - are you ready?'

'Destination Nurse' is a one-day event for student and newly qualified nurses in Scotland to help you during the transition to becoming a registered nurse.

10 Oct 2016

Retired nurses' group meeting

All retired members based in the RCN Northern region are welcome to attend this RCN Northern region retired nurses' group meeting from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

05 Nov 2016

'Preparing for Registration and Beyond' Student Nurse Conference

Conference for third year Surrey nursing students.

09 Sep 2016

RCN student member recruitment - University of the West of Scotland Ayr Campus

The Royal College of Nursing is visiting university campuses all over Scotland - come along to find out why as a student nurse, you should join the RCN.

03 Oct 2016

RCN Ayrshire and Arran Branch AGM

RCN Ayrshire and Arran Branch annual general meeting (AGM) in Kilmarnock.

04 Oct 2016

RCN Greater Glasgow Branch AGM

RCN Greater Glasgow Branch annual general meeting (AGM) in Glasgow.

30 Sep 2016 - 01 Oct 2016

RCN Ophthalmic Nursing Forum Conference and Exhibition 2016

Full programme available signposting clinical advances and professional issues making a difference to ophthalmic nursing practice.  

04 Nov 2016

North West Regional Board Centenary Conference

An event to celebrate the past, present and future of North West nursing

12 Dec 2016

Retired nurses' group meeting

All retired members based in the RCN Northern region are welcome to attend this RCN Northern region retired nurses' group meeting from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

04 Oct 2016

Cambridgeshire County Conference and AGM

If you are a member of the Cambridgeshire branch, then come along and meet other RCN members and representatives for your area.

06 Oct 2016

RCN Herefordshire Local Learning Event: Parkinson’s explained

Parkinson’s is extremely complex, and everyone with Parkinson’s is different, so having an overview of the condition is really important. This workshop will give you that understanding and is suitable for all levels of staff working with people affected by Parkinson's.

27 Oct 2016

Wiltshire branch AGM

Save the date for the Wiltshire branch annual general meeting, which will take place from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm.

05 Oct 2016

From patient to person: changing the way we think about growing older

RCN Scotland’s Centenary Public Debate to explore how a generation is changing the way we think about growing old.

29 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016

RCN UK Joint Representatives' Conference Autumn 2016

Bookings now closed.

01 Nov 2016

'Reasonable adjustments': enabling access to health care services for people with autism - a Devon branch talk

All members who work in Devon are welcome to attend this talk on enabling access to health care services for people with autism.

04 Oct 2016

Devon branch AGM

Save the date for the Devon branch annual general meeting, which will take place from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm at the RCN South West office in Exeter. 

11 Oct 2016

East Sussex Branch AGM

Details of the East Sussex Branch learning event and AGM

05 Oct 2016

RCN Jersey Branch AGM

Details of the Branch AGM

08 Nov 2016

Somerset branch annual general meeting

All members in Somerset are welcome to attend the  annual general meeting of the RCN Somerset branch.

17 Nov 2016

RCN Tayside Branch AGM

RCN Tayside Branch annual general meeting (AGM) in Dundee.

13 Oct 2016

History of Nursing Network Northern Ireland

This afternoon seminar is for everyone who is interested in the role of nurses during World War 1

20 Oct 2016

Older People's Nursing Network Conference 2016

Quality of life for older people - a balancing act?

14 Sep 2016

RCN student member recruitment - Glasgow Caledonian University

The Royal College of Nursing is visiting university campuses all over Scotland - come along to find out why as a student nurse, you should join the RCN.

22 Nov 2016

Agency nursing development and networking event

Do you work for a nursing supply agency? The RCN’s new Agency Nursing Network in the West Midlands offers you professional guidance and support - and helps your voice to be heard on matters of interest and concern to you.


19 Oct 2016

RCN South Lincolnshire Branch AGM

The RCN South Lincolnshire Branch's AGM, open to all members of the branch. 

07 Nov 2016

RCN Worcestershire Conference - Learning from clinical incidents

This special conference will cover a wide range of topics such as what happens in Coroner’s Court, the importance of good documentation, dealing with Serious Untoward Incidents (SUIs), ethical decision making and NMC legal processes.

17 Nov 2016

RCN Shropshire Local Learning Event: NMC revalidation and you

Maureen Spinetto, RCN Senior Officer, will lead a session that will support nurses to demonstrate that they meet the requirements for NMC revalidation and remain fit to practise.

16 Nov 2016

RCN South Staffordshire Conference: Caring for you, caring for patients – 100 years of the Royal College of Nursing

This specially arranged conference, which celebrates the centenary of the RCN, boasts a variety of expert speakers, including keynote speaker Jess Thom, co-founder of the Touretteshero website.

30 Nov 2016

Registered nurses working in general practice - Asthma and COPD

One day programme for registered nurses working in general practice

18 Nov 2016

Centenary tea party

RCN Northern region members are welcome to attend our centenary tea party. Fifty places are available and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.



19 Oct 2016

Essex County Conference and AGM

Come along to this free event to meet with other RCN members and representatives from your local branch, share views and network over lunch regarding key nursing issues.

25 Oct 2016

Nursing Looking Back and Looking Forward

1st Annual Public Lecture celebrating 100 years of the Royal College of Nursing 

03 Oct 2016

Belfast Branch AGM 2016

The Belfast Branch will hold its 2016 AGM on Monday 3 October at 5.30pm.

11 Oct 2016

Northern Branch AGM 2016

The Northern Branch AGM will take place on Tuesday 11 October at 6pm

06 Oct 2016

RCN Lothian Branch AGM

RCN Lothian Branch annual general meeting (AGM) in Edinburgh.

10 Oct 2016

RCN Grampian Branch AGM

RCN Grampian Branch annual general meeting (AGM) in Aberdeen.

10 Oct 2016

South Eastern Branch AGM 2016

The South Eastern Branch AGM will take place on Monday 10 October at 12.30pm

24 Sep 2016

Lincoln Pride 2016

24 September, Lincoln, England.

23 Mar 2017

Women's Health forum conference 2017

Would you like to keep up to date in the ever-changing, fast developing area of women’s health nursing?

11 Nov 2016

ENT and Maxillofacial Forum conference 2016

Submit an e-poster and share your learning at one of the only dedicated ENT conferences in the UK.

05 Oct 2016

Gloucestershire branch AGM

Save the date for the Gloucestershire branch annual general meeting, which will take place from 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm.

21 Oct 2016

Practice development event in Dundee

Development event for health care support workers, assistant practitioners and care assistants.

10 Oct 2016

North Western Branch AGM 2016

The North Western Branch AGM will take place on Monday 10 October at 2pm

01 Nov 2016

RCN Lanarkshire and State Hospital Branch AGM

RCN Lanarkshire and State Hospital Branch annual general meeting (AGM) in Wishaw.

04 Oct 2016

RCN Guernsey Branch AGM and study sessions

Details on the free study sessions and AGM

21 Mar 2017 - 22 Mar 2017

Nursing education and professional development: the global perspective

Conference and exhibition hosted by the RCN Education Forum

07 Nov 2016

RCN Leicestershire and Rutland Study Day and AGM

Join the RCN Leicestershire and Rutland branch on this study day for HCAs and nurses. Topics will include end of life care, dementia care, reflective practice, diabetes and revalidation. The branch Annual General Meeting will take place after the learning event.

10 Oct 2016

South Yorkshire branch AGM

All members of the branch are invited to attend and get involved in local RCN activity.

06 Oct 2016

Oxfordshire Branch AGM

Oxfordshire Branch AGM

13 Oct 2016

RCN Surrey Branch AGM

Details on the Branch AGM and study event

10 Oct 2016

South Western Branch AGM 2016

The  South Western Branch AGM will take place on Monday 10 October at 7pm

21 Oct 2016

RCN Derbyshire: Nursing then and now; a celebration of nursing, plus branch AGM

Join the RCN Derbyshire branch for an afternoon of celebration to mark the RCN's centenary, with the chance to hear from a range of speakers talking about nursing through the years.

05 Oct 2016

RCN West Kent and Medway AGM and learning event

Full details of the free learning event and AGM

06 Oct 2016

RCN East Kent Branch AGM

Details of the Branch event

12 Oct 2016

RCN West Sussex Branch AGM

Details of the Branch event

03 Oct 2016

Milton Keynes Branch AGM

Milton Keynes Branch AGM

13 Oct 2016

Hampshire Branch AGM

Hampshire Branch AGM

19 Oct 2016

RCN Berkshire Branch AGM

Information and agenda for the Branch AGM

30 Sep 2016

Buckinghamshire Branch AGM

Buckinghamshire Branch AGM

29 Sep 2016

RCN Portsmouth Branch AGM

Details of the Branch AGM

20 Oct 2016

Norfolk County Conference and AGM

If you are a Norfolk member, come along to this free event and meet other RCN members and representatives from your area.

10 Sep 2016

Celebrating nursing and care: a Wiltshire branch centenary learning event

This RCN Wiltshire branch learning event is open to all nurses and health care support workers in Wiltshire, retired or in practice - whether they work in a hospital, the community, general practice or a care home.

15 Sep 2016

RCN Cornwall branch AGM

The Cornwall branch of the Royal College of Nursing  is holding its AGM. Please come along to our most important meeting of the year and help shape what we do next year by voting for your local branch executive team or even joining it.

19 Sep 2016

CANCELLED: Opportunities for health care assistants and assistant practitioners: an RCN Torbay branch conference

The Torbay branch of the Royal College of Nursing is holding a half-day conference for health care assistants and assistant practitioners at Torbay Hospital on the morning of Monday 19 September. You don't have to be an RCN member to take advantage of this learning and development opportunity. 

13 Sep 2016

Reflect, anticipate and celebrate: an RCN South West learning event for registered nurses - Gloucester *FULL*

An RCN South West centenary learning event for registered nurses.

27 Sep 2016

Somerset branch meeting

All members in Somerset are welcome to attend this branch meeting, which will address the hot topics of revalidation, sepsis and pensions.

20 Sep 2016

Let’s talk about end of life care – RCN and NCPC joint workshop (Peterborough)

Join us at one of these 5 Autumn workshops to explore and discuss what good end of life care means for patients and for healthcare professionals.

28 Sep 2016

Joint RCN & Travel Health Training Ltd Travel Health Roadshow Cardiff

This event is now fully booked. Places still available for the Leicester and Leeds roadshows.

11 Oct 2016

Plymouth branch AGM

Save the date for the Plymouth branch annual general meeting, which will take place from 5.15 pm to 7.00 pm and address the theme of domestic violence and abuse.

25 Oct 2016

Suffolk learning event and AGM

Come along to this FREE event to meet with other RCN members and representatives from your local branch, share views and network over lunch regarding key nursing issues.

04 Oct 2016

RCN Northamptonshire - Revalidation: what you need to know and do

The RCN Northamptonshire branch has organised two more sessions to support members in understanding and undertaking the NMC revalidation process, following a similar and very successful event earlier this month. Places are limited, so book now!

25 Jan 2017

The Journey of Childhood Public health: From the Victorian Age to the present

Expert speakers explore health issues facing children from inter-war malnutrition to the Every Child Matters initiative.

11 Oct 2016

Dorset branch AGM

Two become one as the East and West Dorset branches merge to form the new RCN Dorset branch. Have your say about how your local RCN develops by coming to the branch AGM on 11 October. This is also a learning event with a speaker from the CCG in attendance to discuss the implications of the Dorset clinical service review. 

30 Nov 2016

Don't write me off - CPD event for nurse managers

This free one-day Royal College of Nursing South West workshop event is open to members and non-members. It will support nurse managers to recognise disability, understand their role in supporting staff with a disability, understand what a 'reasonable adjustment' is so that they can support staff to continue to work, understand the role of occupational health, and understand the legislation surrounding disability discrimination and the Equality Act (2010).

25 Oct 2016

RCN Northern Ireland

Regulating Rita - the story of a nurse and the code

27 Sep 2016

Southern Branch AGM 2016

The Southern Branch AGM will take place on Tuesday 27 September at 2.00pm.


08 Sep 2016 - 01 Dec 2016

Northern Ireland Regional Spirometry Course 2016

To ensure that spirometry will be carried out safely with technically reproducible results, ensuring quality spirometry readings suitable for interpretation.  This will facilitate accurate diagnosis and management of patients with respiratory conditions.

13 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016

Speaking and listening in a Health and Social Care setting, Level 1 and 2 (accredited by Open College Network, Northern Ireland)

English classes for overseas nurse and health care assistants working in all health care settings

07 Sep 2016 - 28 Sep 2016

Anaphylaxis and Basic Life Support workshop for registered nurses working in general practice

afternoon workshops for registered nurses working in general practice

22 Sep 2016

Wiltshire branch wound care study evening

This free study evening will include an update on skin tissue adhesive and what dressing to use when.

Come along to hear the latest information on wound care, backed up by a free online learning package which counts towards CPD.

15 Sep 2016

RCN Cornwall branch HCA and AP conference

The Cornwall branch of the Royal College of Nursing  is holding a conference for health care assistants and assistant practitioners in Newquay. You don't have to be an RCN member to take advantage of this learning and development opportunity.

19 Oct 2016

Bath branch AGM

Save the date for the Bath branch annual general meeting, which will take place from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm at the A&E Conference Room at RUH in Bath.

29 Sep 2016

Seminar on end-of-life issues

Presented by RCN West Midlands and The National Council of Women Great Britain, this event will feature a number of high profile speakers discussing a range of aspects of end-of-life care.

07 Nov 2016

RCN Defence Nursing Forum Workshop 2016

Advances in Trauma and Surgical Care in Resource Limited Environments

15 Nov 2016

Best Practice in Procurement for Quality and Safety – procurement networking event

Best Practice in Procurement for Quality and Safety – procurement networking event

07 Nov 2016

RCN Remembrance Ceremony 2016

This service is to honour the sacrifice made by nurses and defence medical services personnel killed or wounded caring for victims of conflict.

30 Nov 2016

Let’s talk about end of life care – RCN and NCPC joint workshop (Glasgow)

Join us at one of these 5 Autumn workshops to explore and discuss what good end of life care means for patients and for healthcare professionals.

01 Nov 2016

Let’s talk about end of life care – RCN and NCPC joint workshop (Torquay)

Join us at one of these 5 Autumn workshops to explore and discuss what good end of life care means for patients and for healthcare professionals.

15 Sep 2016

Joint RCN & Travel Health Training Ltd Travel Health Roadshow

Bookings now open - Newcastle

06 Oct 2016

Let’s talk about end of life care – RCN and NCPC joint workshop (Wrexham)

We are sorry to announce that this event has been cancelled.

19 Oct 2016

Let’s talk about end of life care – RCN and NCPC joint workshop (Newcastle)

Join us at one of these 5 Autumn workshops to explore and discuss what good end of life care means for patients and for healthcare professionals.

10 Oct 2016

Dangerous liaisons? The myth of mental illness and risk

The myth of the mentally ill as dangerous and menacing persists despite evidence to the contrary. Speaker Professor Patrick Callaghan (Professor of Mental Health Nursing, School of Health Sciences and Professorial Fellow of the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham) will argue that it is the often unquestioned acceptance of the effectiveness of risk assessment and the unconscious bias that emerges from this narrative that poses the biggest risk.

04 Oct 2016

Vaccination past and present: Public Health exhibition launch

Join us for a panel discussion for the launch of the exhibition A healthful form of work: The history of public health nursing.

24 Sep 2016

Edinburgh Doors Open Day at RCN Scotland

Join us for Edinburgh Doors Open Day when we will be opening our building for the public to discover the history and architecture of the RCN Scotland.

23 Feb 2017

The Psyche on the Skin: A History of Self-harm

Join a panel of speakers to debate their historical, social, political and personal views of self-harm for the launch of ‘Psyche on the Skin: A History of Self-Harm’ by Dr Sarah Chaney.

15 Feb 2017

Nursing the Tropics: The history of travel health

Join our speakers to hear about travel health's fascinating history and how the nursing role in this field has changed.

08 Mar 2017

Sanitary Skills: Health visiting past to present

Three expert speakers will explore the changing role of health visitors from the late nineteenth century to today.

13 Feb 2017

Out in the District: The history of community nursing in Scotland

Join us for a talk drawing on materials from the Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland Archive to explore the history of district nursing.

09 Nov 2016

Science Showoff: Are you being nursed?

Join us for this special edition of Science Showoff, a night of chaotic cabaret themed around nursing. 

27 Oct 2016

The right sort of women

The RCN Scottish Board first met on 1 November 2016. To commemorate this historic event, join Dr Alison O’Donnell from the RCN History of Nursing Society.

28 Nov 2016

Pre-Wolfenden to PrEP: HIV and sexual health services then and now

What can we learn for the future of sexual health from its history?

23 Nov 2016

The Genital Touch: Understanding male cancers past and present

For International Men’s Day on 19 November, hear about the history and future of male cancer treatment from two expert speakers.

29 Oct 2016

Connect! Nursing: Museums at Night Centenary Celebration

Celebrate nursing and its history with artist Peter Liversidge in this unique creative event.

29 Oct 2016

Connect! Nursing: Museums at Night afternoon art tours

Free drop-in tours of our Centenary art installation for Museums at Night with Peter Liversidge

05 Oct 2016

Desert Island Discs: Professor Elizabeth Anionwu

For Black History Month at the RCN we will be hearing the Desert Island Discs of Professor Elizabeth Anionwu.

09 Oct 2016

Dysentery, disease and death rates: History of public health walk

A guided walk on the history of public health in Liverpool.

08 Dec 2016

Disability History Month at the RCN

For the RCN’s centenary, writer and activist Penny Pepper will explore the achievements of nurses and health care workers with disabilities over the last 100 years.

21 Sep 2016

RCN student member recruitment - Bangor University

RCN Wales will be participating in a number of events at universities offering nursing degrees during September. 

05 Apr 2017 - 07 Apr 2017

RCN International Nursing Research conference and exhibition 2017

Call for abstracts now open

18 Mar 2017

AfPP and RCN Perioperative Forum Workshop

Booking now open