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RCN: Council elections open

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Members will be elected for four years Members will be elected for four years

Members of the RCN will have until 4.30pm on Friday 19 July to put themselves forward for election to 13 seats on RCN Council, the governing body of the RCN, the organisation has announced.

Members will be elected for four years with the next elections due to take place in 2023.

‘Electing fellow members to Council is a key way to ensure we’re truly member-led - rooted in their views and ambitions for our College and the profession too,’ said Dame Donna Kinnair, RCN Chief Executive and General Secretary.

‘As a member, this is your chance to represent your constituency on Council and make sure the voice of members is loud and clear. Whether standing for election or remembering to vote, members will be part of the change happening in our College.’

Those wishing to stand for election must have been an RCN member for three consecutive years immediately prior to the closing date for nominations.

Voting will be conducted by postal ballot and will take place between 2 September and 30 September 2019. Elected candidates will take up their post on 1 January 2020 and stay in the role until 31 December 2023.

‘These are really important roles and I would urge anyone with an interest in shaping the future direction of the College to stand for election,’ said Chair of RCN Council Sue Warner. ‘Elected candidates will be crucial to helping the organisation to grow and develop. They will be central to delivering our promise of better engaging with members, strengthening our position as the true voice of nursing.’

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