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Current RCN elections and appointments

Vacancies and voting

President and Deputy President election 

Candidates for this election will be confirmed soon. Voting opens on 11 October. Read more about the candidates and the election. 

Chair and Vice Chair of Congress election

The new Chair of RCN Congress has been announced and an election is underway for Vice Chair of Congress. Read more about the candidates and the election.

Board Elections

There are a number of opportunities to become an RCN Country or Regional Board member and members are encouraged to get nominated. Vacancies will be filled by election. Read more about the elections. 

Eastern Region Member of Council election
Voting is underway in this election and closes on 5 September. Read more about the election. 

Student Member of Council election  

Nominations for RCN Student Member of Council are now open. Read more about how to get involved. 
Students Committee election

There are eight regional/country vacancies on the RCN Students Committee which will be filled by election. Read more about how to get involved. 

UK Reps Committees election  

The candidates standing for Learning Representatives Committee, Safety Representatives Committee and Stewards Committee were published and an objection period has ended. Confirmation of contested and uncontested candidates will be published shortly. Read more about the election. 

Health Practitioner Committee election

An election is underway for the Northern seat on this committee. Uncontested candidates for other seats will be confirmed soon. Read more about how to get involved. 

Forums Steering Committee appointments

Thirty four RCN Forum Steering Committees have one or more vacancies each and applications closed on 30 July. Read more about the forums appointments process. 


The following elections and appointments have concluded and results are published  

  • Chair of RCN Congress 2019 and 2020
  • Health Practitioner Committee London and East Midlands seats 
  • Health Practitioner Committee London seat (casual vacancy)
  • Eastern and East Midlands Regional Board seats (casual vacancies)

Follow RCN Governance on Twitter to be the first to hear about advertised vacancies. Casual vacancies may also arise during the year.

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