RCN Congress

The RCN headquarters in London

RCN culture inquiry finds 'division and distrust'

General secretary Pat Cullen apologises on behalf of the college and promises overhaul

Nursing students being ‘used and abused’ on placements

RCN congress votes to demand protection of supernumerary status for students

Employers failing nurses on flexible hours due to staff shortages

While a few trusts are trailblazing the practice, some nurses told ‘not to bother asking’

RCN congress speaker Liz Curr proposed the debate on the care of trans and non-binary people

‘Gender-diverse patients face horrendously bad healthcare experience’

Nurses urged to challenge discrimination and poor care of trans and non-binary people

Nurse Ann-Marie Fredericks-Fraser speaking at RCN Congress in Glasgow

Exploited and lied to – how overseas nurses are mistreated when they come to work in NHS

Stories of unfairness prompt call to lobby trusts on ethical policies for overseas nurses

Racism in the NHS: promotion twice as likely for white nurses

RCN survey shows racism is rife and black and Asian nurses often miss out on promotion

Craig Davidson spoke on behalf of fellow nurse Jenni Murphy, who was unable to attend due to long-COVID

Nurses with long-COVID are being abandoned instead of supported

Nurses with long-COVID face a lottery of care and need better support from NHS and employers

Former British prime minister Gordon Brown addresses RCN congress in Glasgow 2022

Food poverty: decent NHS pay would put an end to nurses queuing for food banks

Former prime minister Gordon Brown calls for action on nurses’ pay and short-staffing

Nurses call for ban on ‘abhorrent’ LGBT conversion therapy

Members say practice is a form of abuse that has driven some people to self-harm and suicide

RCN general secretary Pat Cullen gives keynote speech at college’s 2022 congress in Glasgow

NHS pay: don’t be embarrassed to ask for more, because you’re worth it

Nurses’ safety-critical work does not get the recognition it deserves, says union leader

Overworked, no lunch breaks, chronic staff shortages – nurses speak out

RCN congress discusses long hours and votes to investigate its impact on nurses’ health

Picture shows a nurse arriving at a hospital entrance

We can’t care for patients properly due to staff shortage, nurses say in survey

RCN survey of nurses on final day of work shows significant deterioration in staffing levels

When managers experience compassion fatigue

Trying to ease constant pressures and support staff can take a toll – here’s how to seek help

RCN congress 2022: how does it work, and what’s on the agenda this year?

Financial hardship, overwork and compassion fatigue are among the issues for debate

Debate the nursing issues that matter at RCN congress 2022

Have your say at the college’s annual event, which will take place in Glasgow on 5-9 June

Your guide to RCN congress 2021

All you need to know about this year’s amended programme, educational events and lectures

RCN calls in QC to lead review of its culture after sexual harassment claims

‘We must hold ourselves to the highest standards’, says college general secretary

RCN congress to be online-only amid 'serious allegations of sexual harassment'

Review of safeguarding and policies will also take place, council says

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