Voting opens for RCN Council
The voting for the candidates standing in the Royal College of Nursing Council elections opens today and runs until Monday 30 September.
The countries and regions where the candidates standing for election are: London, Northern, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South East, Wales, West Midlands, and Yorkshire and the Humber.
Eastern, East Midlands, North West, South West and Nursing Support Workers only had one eligible nomination each and the candidates have been elected unopposed.
Voting is via a postal ballot and full details of the election procedure is available here
Sue Warner, outgoing Chair of RCN Council (who is not eligible for re-election) said:
“This is a hugely important time not just for the College but for nursing in general.
“The successful candidates will play a crucial role in strengthening our position at this pivotal time.
“I urge all of those who are eligible to vote to use this opportunity to vote for candidates to represent you views and ensure your voice is heard.”
The full list of candidates is available on the RCN website
Notes to Editors
Council members have a responsibility to ensure the RCN delivers its statutory purpose as outlined in its Royal Charter and Standing Orders and that the College complies with trade union and company legislation. They are accountable for the affairs and activities of the RCN, advocate for the organisation and provide an overview and scrutiny of its activities.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is the voice of nursing across the UK and is the largest professional union of nursing staff in the world. The RCN promotes the interest of nurses and patients on a wide range of issues and helps shape healthcare policy by working closely with the UK Government and other national and international institutions, trade unions, professional bodies and voluntary organisations.