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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.

11 Jan 2017 - 14 Dec 2017

Clinical Leadership Programme

Exemplary leadership in health and social care.

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

16 Mar 2017

South East region board meeting

A meeting of the South East region board.

30 Jun 2017

South East region board meeting

A meeting of the South East region board.

14 Nov 2017 - 15 Nov 2017

South East region board-branch meeting

A two day meeting for the South East region board and branches to get together to discuss 2017 and plan for 2018.

08 Feb 2017

South East region board induction

An induction session for new South East region board members.

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.

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.

08 Nov 2016

Greater Bristol branch AGM

Please come and support the RCN Greater Bristol branch at its annual general meeting.

07 Nov 2016

RCN Cornwall branch AGM and talk on sepsis

The Cornwall branch of the Royal College of Nursing  is giving a talk on the important topic of sepsis, before holding its AGM. 

17 Nov 2016

Training event for South East Regional Activists

Training event on Revalidation for South East Regional Activists

05 Nov 2016

'Preparing for Registration and Beyond' Student Nurse Conference

Conference for third year Surrey nursing students.

11 Nov 2016

RCN Oxfordshire Student Conference

A free conference for students covering a wide range of topics.

24 Nov 2016

South East HP centenary conference

'Leading Change, Adding Value' - centenary conference designed exclusively for Health Practitioners.

03 Nov 2016 - 04 Nov 2016

South East region board-branch meeting 2016

A meeting of the South East region board with the opportunity for newly elected branch committee members to join development sessions.

02 Dec 2016

Overseas nurses conference South East

For all South East region nurses who trained overseas

22 Nov 2016

Multicultural nurses' network

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

06 Dec 2016

West Yorkshire branch meeting Dec 2016

All members of the branch are welcome at this meeting.

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.


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.

16 Nov 2016

RCN South Staffordshire Local Learning Event: Influencing skills

This event will see Paul Vaughan, RCN West Midlands Regional Director, delivering a workshop on influencing skills. The session will look at a 9-step model to how you can influence on issues that are important to you, and will give you some practical skills to help you achieve what you set out to do.

14 Nov 2016

RCN Black Country Annual General Meeting - NEW DATE

The RCN Black Country has rearranged its Annual General Meeting. This is your chance to get involved in shaping the future of your branch, have your say on how your local branch is run, and learn more about the activities the branch undertakes.

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.

22 Nov 2016

RCN Coventry and Warwickshire Local Learning Event: An introduction to mindfulness

This basic introduction to mindfulness will explore what mindfulness is and how this can be used to enhance wellbeing at work and at home.

15 Nov 2016

RCN South Birmingham Local Learning Event: An NMC view - Continuing Professional Development

This workshop will look at Continuing Professional Development and the NMC, examining its importance to revalidation and remaining on the register. It will be followed by the South Birmingham Annual General Meeting.

15 Nov 2016

Multicultural nurses' group meeting

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

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.

06 Sep 2016

RCN Northamptonshire Branch AGM

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

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.

05 Dec 2016

RCN Northamptonshire Centenary Dementia Conference

To celebrate the Royal College of Nursing's 100th anniversary in 2016, the RCN Northamptonshire branch has organised this special free learning event, which is focusing on dementia and includes one of the stars of RCN Congress 2016, Tommy Whitelaw.

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.

07 Nov 2016

RCN North Nottinghamshire Annual General Meeting

Please come and join us at the RCN North Nottinghamshire branch Annual General Meeting. All members and activists are invited to attend, and refreshments will be provided.

04 Nov 2016

RCN East Midlands Centenary Nursing Seminar

To celebrate the Royal College of Nursing's 100th anniversary in 2016, this special free learning event has been organised for RCN members in the East Midlands.

02 Jun 2017

Lancashire West branch meeting

A branch meeting for RCN Lancashire West members

03 Mar 2017

Lancashire West branch meeting

A branch meeting for RCN Lancashire West members

01 Sep 2017

Lancashire West branch meeting

A branch meeting for RCN Lancashire West members

01 Dec 2017

Lancashire West branch meeting

A branch meeting for RCN Lancashire West members

23 Nov 2016

Centenary Afternoon Tea

A special centenary event for RCN retired members in the North West Region

04 Nov 2016

North West Regional Board Centenary Conference

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

30 Nov 2016

RCN North West Centenary Lecture

‘Ensuring a future’: Healthcare changes, challenges and learning disability services.

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. *FULLY BOOKED*

28 Nov 2016 - 29 Nov 2016

Political Leadership Programme

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

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. * FULLY BOOKED *

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.

04 Oct 2016

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25 Nov 2016

Independent Sector Nurse Manager Network morning seminar

Accountability in record keeping

08 Dec 2016

RCN Black Country Local Learning Event: COURAGE: 6Cs in Practice - The journey of whistleblowing

This workshop will explore the journey of ‘whistleblowing’ and look at the past, present and future considerations for the nursing workforce.

01 Dec 2016

RCN Birmingham East, North and Solihull Local Learning Event: Quality Improvement Network Event - Excellence in older people's care

The Quality Improvement Network (QIN) is a great chance to showcase the local nursing contribution to improved patient care and service development. The theme for this event will be Older People, and the opportunity to network with like-minded people is too good to miss!

06 Dec 2016

RCN Birmingham West and Sandwell Local Learning Event: The perils and pitfalls of social media

This session, which will be presented by Tim Baggs, Communications Manager at RCN West Midlands, will give an overview of the perils and pitfalls of social networking for health care staff.

12 Dec 2016

The best of both worlds: Shaping integration and sharing innovation

A Royal College of Nursing event for internationally recruited nurses who work in the London or Eastern region and have been in post in the UK for 18-24 months, exploring contemporary issues for nurses and nursing.

11 Nov 2016

ENT and Maxillofacial Forum conference 2016

Spaces still left, book now.

08 Nov 2016

Somerset branch learning event and annual general meeting

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

13 Sep 2017

International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research (NPNR) Conference 2017

Presentations from the 2016 event now available. 

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.

30 Nov 2016

Don't write me off - workshop for nurse managers

This free one-day Royal College of Nursing South West workshop 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).

07 Nov 2016

RCN Defence Nursing Forum Workshop 2016

Advances in Trauma and Surgical Care in Resource Limited Environments

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.

15 Dec 2016

RCN North Staffordshire Local Learning Event: Personal resilience

This session, presented by Dave Dawes, Director of Possibilities at Community Health Innovation CIC, will explore ways to improve your personal resilience.

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?

16 Dec 2016

RCN North Lincolnshire Annual General Meeting

Do you want to get involved in shaping the future of your branch, have your say on how the branch is run, and learn more about the activities the branch undertakes? Then come along to the RCN North Lincolnshire Annual General Meeting.

09 Dec 2016

RCN Herefordshire Local Learning Event: Moving forward with end-of-life care

This session will be delivered by Jean Fisher, Head of Education, St Michael's Hospice, Hereford, and will be followed by a reflective practice session.

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

28 Feb 2017

Leadership for Health Care Support Workers

This afternoon seminar aims to raise awareness of leadership in healthcare and highlight the opportunity to make a difference in the workplace.  This seminar is aimed at Health Care Support Workers, Health Care Assistants and Nursing Students.

01 Dec 2016

RCN Wales Health Care Support Worker Conference

This conference aims to contribute to the learning, sharing good practice and networking opportunities available for health care support workers in Wales.  This conference is open to health care support workers and nursing students.

28 Feb 2017

Leadership for Registered Nurses

This seminar aims to raise awareness of leadership in healthcare and highlight the opportunity to make a difference in the workplace. This seminar is aimed at Registered Nurses.


30 Mar 2017

Leadership for Health Care Support Workers

This afternoon seminar aims to raise awareness of leadership in healthcare and highlight the opportunity to make a difference in the workplace. This seminar is aimed at Health Care Support Workers, Health Care Assistants and Nursing Students.

30 Mar 2017

Leadership for Registered Nurses

This seminar aims to raise awareness of leadership in healthcare and highlight the opportunity to make a difference in the workplace. This seminar is aimed at Registered Nurses.

14 Nov 2016

RCN Forth Valley Branch AGM

RCN Forth Valley Branch annual general meeting (AGM) in Larbert.

24 Jan 2017

Making Every Contact Count - Nursing and Public Health

RCN Wales and Public Health Wales present a morning seminar which aims to explore the opportunities for nurses and members of the nursing family to maximise the health and wellbeing of the people they care for, with particular reference to children and young people.

17 Nov 2016

RCN Orkney Branch AGM

RCN Orkney Branch annual general meeting (AGM) in Kirkwall.

03 Feb 2017

Advanced Nurse Practitioner Conference 2017

Book your place now

12 Dec 2016

East Kent Branch Christmas Social

Festive celebrations for East Kent Branch members, with a sit down buffet and chance to network.

08 Dec 2016

Emergency Nurse Network afternoon seminar

Emergency nursing, our future.....

25 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016

RCN Hackathon

The Royal College of Nursing is delivering its first Hackathon event. Hacking is a new approach to creative problem solving and is run as an event (often over 2 days) where a diverse range of people come together to ‘solve’ a common problem or issue.

08 Dec 2016

RCN Borders Branch AGM

RCN Borders Branch annual general meeting (AGM) in Melrose.

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.

07 Dec 2016

From sickle to Seacole - an inspiring free event for nurses and clinical staff

Organised by the Humber branch, members and non-members are welcome to attend this inspiring talk by Professor Elizabeth Anionwu.

24 Jan 2017

RCN Herefordshire Local Learning Event: Demystifying revalidation – been there, done that and survived

Presented by Debbie Smithers, Teacher Practitioner at St Michael’s Hospice in Hereford, this session aims to demystify the processes around revalidation and confirm that you can survive them.

18 Jan 2017

RCN Birmingham East, North and Solihull Local Learning Event: Nurses caring for their own mental health

The importance of improving the health and well-being of all health care professionals, including nurses, is well documented. 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 and ultimately facilitate the provision of the 6Cs of nursing.

14 Feb 2017

RCN South Birmingham Local Learning Event: NMC revalidation and you

This session will be presented by Paul Vaughan, Regional Director, RCN West Midlands.

15 Feb 2017

RCN Coventry and Warwickshire Local Learning Event: Dementia overview

This session will be presented by Sue Lillyman, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester.

13 Feb 2017

RCN Worcestershire Local Learning Event: Alcohol and drug abuse

This workshop will be delivered by Mark Vardy and Emma Davies, Alcohol Liaison Nurses at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

08 Feb 2017

RCN South Staffordshire Local Learning Event: Domestic abuse

This workshop will be presented by Mandie Burston, Staff Nurse at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust. It will be followed by an RCN South Staffordshire members’ meeting.

09 Feb 2017

RCN Shropshire Local Learning Event

This Local Learning Event will incorporate two workshops and will be followed by an RCN Shropshire members' meeting.

01 Nov 2016

RCN Lanarkshire and State Hospital Branch AGM

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

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.

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.

17 Nov 2016

RCN Tayside Branch AGM

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

07 Jan 2017

Join us at the RCN to await our extra-terrestrial overlords

The Martians are coming. Their efforts to exterminate the populace of England (and later the Earth) and claim the planet for themselves will present challenges for all humans. I personally welcome our new overlords. Do not resist! (They're over 100 years late already.)


06 Dec 2016

A Devon branch talk on our local sustainability and tranformation plan

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) were announced in the NHS England 2016/17 Planning Guidance, published in December 2015 as part of the Five Year Forward View. They aim to ‘bring local health and care leaders, organisations and communities together to develop local blueprints for improved health, care and finances over the next five years’. It is vital that local people are informed about the changes that are being planned and get involved in trying to influence decisions that will affect the shape and delivery of everyone's future services.

08 Dec 2016

Wiltshire branch meeting

All Royal College of Nursing members who work in Wiltshire are welcome to attend our meeting for nurses and health care assistants.

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.



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.

06 Dec 2016

RCN Nottingham Centenary Celebration

Are you a member of the Royal College of Nursing? Then come along to a celebration of the RCN's 100th anniversary being hosted by the RCN Nottingham branch.

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

12 Dec 2016

Launch of the RCN Standards for Infusion Therapy

Limited places available

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

ExpertTeas: Discover your nursing history with Ancestry

Discover your personal nursing history, with Ancestry and the RCN

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. 

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.

03 Jan 2017

RCN Boot Camp - With Mr Motivator

Shed those Christmas calories with a special health and fitness event for members at our London HQ.

17 Nov 2016 - 18 Nov 2016

Richards Event

An example used for my SiteCore training

16 Nov 2016 - 17 Nov 2016

RCN 100 celebration

Fantastic event at London RCN HQ hosted by RCN CEO Janet Davies. 

20 Mar 2017

RCN Herefordshire Local Learning Event: How to manage delirium

This workshop will be presented by Dr Nuala Bywater, Consultant Anaesthetist at Wye Valley NHS Trust.

20 Mar 2017

RCN Black Country Local Learning Event: COMPASSION: 6Cs in Practice – How Dementia Friends improve patient experience

This session will be presented by Stuart Young, Registered Nurse and Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Champion.

16 Mar 2017

RCN Birmingham East, North and Solihull Local Learning Event: The perils and pitfalls of social media

This session will be presented by Tim Baggs, RCN Regional Communications Manager.

09 Mar 2017

RCN North Staffordshire Local Learning Event: Encouraging and facilitating the service user’s engagement

This workshop will be delivered by Mike Dixon, Chairman of Community Health Voice.

03 Apr 2017

RCN Worcestershire Local Learning Event: Nurses caring for their own mental health

This session will be presented by Julie Jones, Practice Nurse, Mental Health.

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. *FULLY BOOKED*

01 Feb 2017

ExpertTeas: Drop-in to read your books on prescription

Drop-in to discover Books on Prescription with the Reading Agency

23 Nov 2016

'Joining the dots': What does integrated care look like?

A conference hosted by the Greater Manchester branch looking at integrated care 

15 Nov 2016

RCN Greater Liverpool & Knowsley branch HCA Training and Development Event

A free training event for all healthcare staff

20 Nov 2016

RCN President to commemorate RCN founder at special church service in Lincolnshire

RCN President Cecilia Anim will lay a wreath dedicated to Dame Sarah Swift, one of the RCN's founders in 1916, who was born in Kirton, Lincolnshire.

06 Dec 2016

Event for RCN Manchester Central branch members

What you need to know about NMC Revalidation and what you need to do to prepare

02 Dec 2016

Lancashire West branch meeting

A branch meeting for RCN Lancashire West members

02 Mar 2017 - 03 Mar 2017

RCN UK Joint Representatives' Conference Spring 2017

Save the date.

05 Apr 2017

RCN South Birmingham Local Learning Event: End-of-life care: a nurse’s perspective

This workshop will be delivered by Ester Riley, Palliative Care Nurse at St Mary’s Hospice, Birmingham.

06 Apr 2017

RCN Shropshire Local Learning Event

This Local Learning Event will incorporate two workshops on dementia, which will be followed by a reflective practice session.

05 Apr 2017 - 07 Apr 2017

RCN International Nursing Research conference and exhibition 2017

Book your place now

24 Apr 2017

RCN Coventry and Warwickshire Local Learning Event: Reflective practice and portfolio development

This session will be delivered by Sheila McSharry, Practice Development Nurse at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.

11 May 2017

RCN North Staffordshire Nurses' Day Local Learning Event

This special Nurses' Day Learning Event will incorporate two workshops and will be followed by a reflective practice session.

25 May 2017

RCN Herefordshire Local Learning Event: Clinical incidents

This workshop will be delivered by Darren Thorne, Associate Director of Governance at Wye Valley NHS Trust, and will be followed by a reflective practice session.

11 May 2017

RCN Black Country Local Learning Event: CARING: 6Cs in Practice - Student nurses caring for and about patients and celebrating the nursing profession on Nurses Day

This workshop will be delivered by Alison Geeson, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at University of Wolverhampton.

03 May 2017

RCN Birmingham East, North and Solihull Local Learning Event: NMC revalidation and you

This workshop will be delivered by David Kirwan, RCN Senior Officer, and will be followed by a reflective practice session.

10 May 2017

RCN Birmingham West and Sandwell Local Learning Event: The big 3 of honesty: Duty of Candour, Freedom to speak up, Whistleblowing

This session will be delivered by Paul Vaughan, Regional Director, RCN West Midlands.

14 Jun 2017

RCN South Staffordshire Local Learning Event: Dignity in mental health

This workshop will be presented by Jas Kaur, Dignity and Respect Lead at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

12 Jun 2017

RCN Worcestershire Local Learning Event: Pause for thought: reflection to improve nursing practice

This session will be delivered by Ruth Burey, RCN Learning and Development Facilitator, and will be followed by an RCN Worcestershire members’ meeting.

08 Jun 2017

RCN South Birmingham Local Learning Event: The importance of hydration

This workshop will be presented by Amanda Steane, Patient Champion for Hydration.

08 Jun 2017

RCN Shropshire Local Learning Event

This Local Learning Event will incorporate two workshops and will be followed by an RCN Shropshire members’ meeting.

16 Jun 2017

RCN Coventry and Warwickshire Local Learning Event: Nursing a patient with mental health needs - a holistic approach

This session will be delivered by Becky Hoskins, Forensic Mental Health Nurse and RCN Mental Health Forum Committee Member.

06 Jun 2017

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear branch meeting

All RCN members who work in the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear branch area are welcome to attend this meeting.

14 Feb 2017

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear branch meeting

All RCN members who work in the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear branch area are welcome to attend this meeting.

18 Oct 2017

County Durham and Darlington branch meeting

All members who work in the County Durham and Darlington branch area are welcome to attend this meeting.

31 Oct 2017

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear branch meeting

All RCN members who work in the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear branch area are welcome to attend this meeting.

15 Feb 2017

County Durham and Darlington branch meeting

All members who work in the County Durham and Darlington branch area are welcome to attend this meeting.

07 Jun 2017

County Durham and Darlington branch meeting

All members who work in the County Durham and Darlington branch area are welcome to attend this meeting.

12 Jan 2017

RCN North Staffordshire Local Learning Event: Public Health: what the nurse needs to know

With acute hospital services under severe pressure, the health and social care system is sending out an ever stronger message that preventing chronic illness is the key to enable our population to age well. Prof. Rod Thomson, RCN Deputy President and Director of Public Health for Shropshire and Herefordshire, will outline the challenges and opportunities for nursing.

23 Jan 2017

RCN Black Country 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. Ruth Burey, RCN Learning and Development Facilitator, will lead a session that will support nurses to demonstrate that they meet the requirements for NMC revalidation and remain fit to practise.

14 Dec 2016

RCN South Staffordshire Annual General Meeting

This is your chance to get involved in shaping the future of the RCN South Staffordshire branch, have your say on how it is run, and learn more about the activities the branch undertakes.

15 Feb 2017

Tees Valley branch meeting

All members who work in the Tees Valley area are welcome to attend this meeting.

01 Nov 2017

Tees Valley branch meeting

All members who work in the Tees Valley area are welcome to attend this meeting.

02 Nov 2017

Cumbria branch meeting

All members who work in Cumbria are welcome to attend this meeting.

16 Feb 2017

Cumbria branch meeting

All members who work in Cumbria are welcome to attend this meeting.

08 Jun 2017

Cumbria branch meeting

All members who work in Cumbria are welcome to attend this meeting.

07 Jun 2017

Tees Valley branch meeting

All members who work in the Tees Valley area are welcome to attend this meeting.

15 Nov 2017

Northern region board meeting open session

All Northern region members are entitled to sit in on the open session of the Northern region board meetings. Lunch is provided.

15 Mar 2017

Northern region board meeting open session

All Northern region members are entitled to sit in on the open session of the Northern region board meetings. Lunch is provided.

27 Jun 2017

Northern region board meeting open session

All Northern region members are entitled to sit in on the open session of the Northern region board meetings. Lunch is provided.

06 Dec 2016

Norfolk 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.

14 Sep 2017

Multicultural nurses' group meeting

Anyone who wishes to is welcome to attend the multicultural nurses' group.

15 Jun 2017

Multicultural nurses' group meeting

Anyone who wishes to is welcome to attend the multicultural nurses' group.

12 Dec 2016

Leeds branch study day

Free learning event open to all members of the Leeds branch.

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.

23 Mar 2017

Multicultural nurses' group meeting

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

21 Nov 2017

Multicultural nurses' group meeting

Anyone who wishes to is welcome to attend the multicultural nurses' group.

18 Jan 2017

East Kent Branch Event - Learning in Practice and Revalidation

Talks from the Lecturer of Practice Learning at Canterbury Christ Church University on her role, and from RCN Learning Rep on Revalidation.

22 Feb 2017

East Kent Branch Event - Discharging Patients

The Inreach Discharge Team will talk on their roles in discharging patients from hospital to their homes in a safe environment.

17 Feb 2017

Record Keeping

This morning seminar aims to promote good record keeping and understanding as to what a health record is in the context of person centred care.  

17 Feb 2017

Accountability

This afternoon seminar for Registered Nurses aims to highlight the general principles of accountability and delegation of duties.

08 Dec 2016

Disability History Month at the RCN

For the RCN’s centenary, Penny Pepper will tell her personal story exploring ideas of difference, diversity and identity.

17 Jan 2017 - 11 Apr 2017

Northern Ireland Regional Spirometry Programme 2017

Regional Spirometry Programme 2017

21 Mar 2017 - 22 Mar 2017

Nursing education and professional development: the global perspective

Provisional programme now announced

17 Jan 2017

Cheshire East branch meeting

Cheshire East branch first meeting of 2017

02 Mar 2017

Cheshire East branch meeting

Cheshire East branch second meeting of 2017



07 Dec 2016

Putting theory into practice - end of life planning for MND

Using MND as an example, this free evening lecture will inform health and social care professional practice and help people and carers living with a condition with end of life planning.

24 Jan 2017

RCN Birmingham West and Sandwell Local Learning Event: Domestic violence: how you can help, how we can help

This workshop will help you identify victims of domestic violence or abuse, as well as provide an overview of the support available at the Birmingham Crisis Centre. It will be followed by a reflective practice session.

11 Jan 2017

Multicultural nurses' group revalidation workshop

All RCN Northern region members are welcome to attend this multicultural nurses' group revalidation workshop.

14 Dec 2016

RCN Carols at Christmas

Now fully booked

10 Oct 2017

RCN Dorset branch annual general meeting

This will be our annual general meeting (AGM). If you can only make one meeting a year, please come along to this one and support RCN activism at a local level. 

04 Apr 2017

RCN Dorset branch meeting

Please come along and support the RCN at a local level, and find out what we can do for you. 

11 Jul 2017

RCN Dorset branch meeting

Please come along and support the RCN at a local level, and find out what we can do for you. 

12 Apr 2017

RCN South Staffordshire Local Learning Event: New generation: advances in the care of frail older patients

This workshop will be presented by Julie Thompson, Senior Nurse for Older People at Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

08 Feb 2017

Berkshire HCA Conference

A conference for HCAs across Berkshire

08 Dec 2016

'Waving not drowning': positive responses to stress in the working environment - a Devon branch workshop

This free half-day workshop will include sessions on defining stress and its impact on wellbeing, practical strategies for staying in control, mindfulness and meditation-based exercises, work/life balance, and guided meditation.

03 Jan 2017

RCN Dorset branch meeting

This will be the first meeting of the newly-merged Dorset branch. At this time of unprecedented change in health and social care, please come along and support RCN activism at a local level. 

30 Mar 2017

Plymouth branch meeting on STPs

RCN Plymouth branch's March meeting will tackle the important issue of sustainability and transformation plans.

26 Jan 2017

Plymouth branch meeting and wellness event

RCN Plymouth branch's first meeting of 2017 will be a wellness event, addressing the Department of Health's Change4Life programme, mental health, and a discussion around Congress attendance.

17 Oct 2017

Local learning event and East Sussex branch AGM

Local learning event and East Sussex branch AGM

03 Jan 2017

Leeds branch meeting Jan 2017

Come along to this meeting and get more involved with your local RCN.

04 Apr 2017

Leeds branch meeting April 2017

Free learning event for members of the Leeds branch followed by the regular branch meeting.

03 Oct 2017

Leeds branch AGM October 2017

Leeds branch Annual General Meeting is open to all local members. There will be an opportunity to set priorities for the year ahead and elect the branch executive.

04 Jul 2017

Leeds branch meeting July 2017

Free study event held before the branch meeting, all local members are welcome.

25 Apr 2017

Local branch meeting and learning event

East Sussex branch meeting and learning event

03 Oct 2017

West Yorkshire branch AGM Oct 2017

All members of the West Yorkshire branch are invited to the Annual General meeting which will be held at the regional office in Leeds.

06 Jun 2017

West Yorkshire branch event June 2017

Free learning event around telemedicine followed by the regular branch meeting.

12 Sep 2017

West Yorkshire branch event Sept 2017

Free learning event and meeting for members of the West Yorkshire branch.

25 May 2017

Plymouth branch meeting

At this meeting of the RCN Plymouth branch there will be a presentation from a military nurse on their ebola deployment, and members will also have an opportunity to look back on Congress and hear others' reflections on the proceedings there.

13 Jul 2017

Plymouth branch meeting

Come along for a useful and informative presentation on the important topic of skin cancer.

12 Oct 2017

Plymouth branch meeting

Come to our annual general meeting, support the work our activists do on your behalf all year, and experience a lively debate on human factors.

14 Dec 2017

Plymouth branch Christmas meeting

Come to our annual general meeting, support the work our activists do on your behalf all year, and experience a lively debate on human factors.