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Cecilia Anim to be president of RCN for further two years


Cecilia Anim, a sexual health nurse from North London, has been re-elected for a second term as president of the Royal College of Nursing.

She highlighted increasing engagement with RCN members and fighting for nursing in the face of ongoing challenges as priorities for her second term.

In a statement, she also thanked RCN members who had voted and supported her and said she was committed to serving the interests of nursing for a further two years.

She said: “I’m deeply honoured to have been elected to serve a second term in this prestigious role.

“I’m very excited about the prospect of continuing to serve RCN members and I will endeavour to promote the integrity and dignity of our profession,” she said.

She added: “I look forward to continuing to work with RCN members and staff to defend nursing in the face of challenges and to shape the future of the profession so that patients get the best possible care.”

Ms Anim received 12,521 votes, compared to her rival for the role, Mike Travis, who received 10,212. Turnout was just 5.3% of RCN voting members.


Readers' comments (2)

  • A turnout of 5.3% is pathetic and a damning indicator of what RCN members truely think of their union. Start representing our interests please, things on the front line are horrendous. That nonsense soundbite from her shows exactly what we need to know, more of the same, continuation of the status quo.

    At this point, things are so bad we need radical change, and a brave and radical union head who not only acknowledges this, but speaks it. She needs to be this change or she will fail us all.

    The RCN is over. We need a new union, quickly.

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  • Lovely, sincere nurse as President but I agree with the first comment. The RCN is an irrelevant organisation. No employers are afraid of them because they always want to be friends with the management and not us.

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