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Retired nurses' group meeting

When: 10 Apr 2017 13:00 - 16:00
Where: Northern region office, 2nd floor, Avalon House, St Catherine's Court, Sunderland Enterprise Park, Sunderland, SR5 3XJ.

Retired RCN members are welcome to join our group. Our regular meetings reflect our retired members’ nursing interests and concerns, as well as featuring topical discussions and presentations.

Cate Woolley-Brown, the group's chair, reflects on the group's purpose and achievements:

"When you retire, it doesn’t have to mean the end of your involvement with nursing. I started the Northern region’s retired nurses’ group in 2009 and membership of the group is growing very steadily – people see the value of coming along. It’s very nice for us to meet together but it’s not just a social drop-in – it’s not that kind of group - we focus on nursing issues and get a lot done. We talk about anything that’s current in the nursing world, local issues and issues that affect us as retired nurses. We have a lot to offer."

"It’s definitely a two-way thing though – members can bring their concerns to the group, and often because a lot of us are members of other groups, committees and boards, we can raise the issues elsewhere too. We’re a very lively and active group and people can benefit from coming to know what’s going on in their local area. Our regional director and the RCN officers are very supportive of the group, and it’s good to still feel part of nursing, we’re not forgotten and we’re out there and an important part of the Royal College of Nursing."

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