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RCN congress 2020: your chance to vote on urgent nursing issues

Topics include unpredictable shift patterns, corridor care and assisted dying
RCN members voting at congress 2019

Topics include unpredictable shift patterns, corridor care and assisted dying

Unpredictable shift patterns and their effect on patient safety is just one topic to be debated at this years RCN congress.

The annual, five-day event is a chance for RCN members to vote on college policy and discuss issues affecting the profession.

The newly released agenda for this years congress includes a vote on whether the RCNs governing council should commission a full review on nurses shift work.

Another vote calls for RCN Council to lobby all governments in the UK to

Topics include unpredictable shift patterns, corridor care and assisted dying


RCN members voting at last year’s congress. Picture: John Houlihan

Unpredictable shift patterns and their effect on patient safety is just one topic to be debated at this year’s RCN congress.

The annual, five-day event is a chance for RCN members to vote on college policy and discuss issues affecting the profession.

The newly released agenda for this year’s congress includes a vote on whether the RCN’s governing council should commission a full review on nurses’ shift work.

Another vote calls for RCN Council to lobby all governments in the UK to end corridor care.

A recent Nursing Standard survey of 850 nurses found that 65% said providing care for patients in corridors was a ‘daily occurrence’.

Other issues to be discussed and voted on at RCN congress 2020

  • A discussion on assisted dying and the impact on the nursing workforce.
  • A vote on promoting the use of health ability passports for nurses among employers.
  • A vote on the college supporting the introduction of supervised safe injecting sites for drug users in the UK.
  • A vote calling for the college to ensure its members recognise that politics is embedded in every aspect of nursing policy and practice.
  • A vote on the college supporting the implementation of training for healthcare staff on caring for transgender patients.

 

RCN congress 2020 will be held from 7 to 11 June in Liverpool.


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