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RCN announces election candidates to be next president

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The Royal College of Nursing has announced the election candidates for its next president and deputy president.

RCN members will vote for their next president and deputy president by post from 11 October to 14 November.

“It is such a privilege to represent nursing and I encourage members to vote in this important election”

Cecilia Anim

The candidates for RCN president are Sue Hill, Celia Manson, Marion Mason, Professor Anne Marie Rafferty, Robert Sowney and Professor Rod Thomson.

The candidates for RCN deputy president are Liz Brasnett, Yvonne Coghill, Catherine Kelsey, Paul Watson, Jeni Watts and Dr Sue Woodward.

The successful candidates will hold office for two years, from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2020. To be eligible, candidates must have been an RCN member for five consecutive years.

Royal College of Nursing

Cecilia Anim has been re-elected as president of RCN

Cecilia Anim

The elected candidates will succeed out-going president Dr Cecilia Anim, who has served in the role since 2014, and deputy president Professor Thomson.

RCN members will have until 5pm on Thursday 16 August to make objections about the eligibility of the candidates to stand.

The new president and deputy president will be announced on Friday 16 November 2018.

Speaking about the upcoming election, current president Dr Anim said: “RCN presidents have embodied the ambition, vision and values of members for more than a century.

“It is such a privilege to represent nursing and I encourage members to vote in this important election,” she added.

More information about the candidates standing for election is available on the RCN website.

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