RCN congress 2019
Thousands of nurses are gathering in Liverpool for the annual RCN congress, which takes place between Sunday 19 and Thursday 23 May.
In the main hall nurses will be debating big issues including pay, uniforms, sepsis, sexual harassment, decriminalisation of prostitution and how to tackle loneliness.
Fringe events will also cover safe staffing, gang violence, suicide awareness and nurse-led social prescribing.
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Nikki Morris on the benefits social media can bring to the nursing community
College members want RCN to work with ministers to tackle loneliness
Nurse activists highlight effects of socioeconomic disadvantage on children and families
RCN members applaud London’s fire chief for supporting staff affected by traumatic events
Redthread’s violence intervention programme provides hospital-based support for young people
Nurses urge RCN council to lobby government, after BBC programme shows alleged abuse
Parents urged to ensure those who have missed MMR vaccine receive it before they travel
RCN council told to lobby for better healthcare in rural areas amid ‘unsustainable pressure’
Congress wants employers to provide more protection for staff
Nurses struggling to cope in stressful workplaces are pressured by demands to show resilience
RCN members back call for mandatory sepsis training after hearing survivor’s account
Congress discusses whether a national uniform should be introduced