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The Eastern region is one of the Royal College of Nursing’s nine regional offices in England. We serve more than 38,000 RCN members who work in Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

Our Branches

Wherever you work in the Eastern region you will belong to one of our six branches. The elected representatives who form the branch executive organise local services and meetings, including our popular county conferences which members are invited to attend.

Our Board

Each branch and area of nursing practice are also represented by the RCN Eastern Board of elected members. The board advises and supports the regional director, Teresa Budrey, on matters of interest to the RCN in the region.

Our Council Members

The Eastern region seat on the RCN Council is currently vacant.  The RCN Council is the governing body responsible for setting the RCN's priorities, objectives and policies.

RCN reps

Being a rep can be one of the most fulfilling activities you can undertake. Fully supported by the RCN at every turn, we will equip you with the skills and knowledge to represent your colleagues and your region.

Rep at chalkboard

Page last updated - 05/12/2020