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.

Make sure to visit this page regularly for the latest congress news, features and opinions, and share our coverage on social media using the link rcni.com/congress-2019.

Join the Emergency Care Association at RCN Congress and make your voice heard

Congress on 19-23 May can be a great platform to generate and share ideas

Homeless people urgently need timely and effective healthcare

Study shows it is often too late when homeless people present with cancer at hospital

Why nitrous oxide is nothing to laugh about

This fast-acting anaesthetic gas enjoys a reputation of being harmless, but could be lethal

Nurse-led clinical supervision role should not be eroded

Involving other health professionals may undermine nurses’ professional development

It’s fantasy that a fully decriminalised sex trade protects women

Legally sanctioned brothels only benefit the pimps, says nurse and campaigner Ellen Grogan

In the balance: austerity and its toll on mental health services

Loneliness highlighted at RCN congress 2019 as ‘a real problem for all NHS staff'

RCN congress 2019: fringe events include care of LGBTQ+ patients, social care and pay

Agenda also explores health challenges posed by large crowds, and staff support post-Grenfell