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RCN Congress

RCN Congress is an annual event for RCN members to meet, learn, develop professionally and share excellent nursing practice.  Around 4,000 delegates attend each year, and it is an opportunity for members inform the RCN agenda and influence nursing and health policies through debate.

Congress 2014

Find out more about RCN Congress, exhibition and AGM 2014.

More about Congress

Debating the issues

Congress is the RCN's major annual debating forum. It provides RCN members with an annual opportunity to comment upon and influence Council policy, and to help inform the RCN's work for the coming year.

RCN members engage in key debates around nursing practice, public health, employment issues, the workings of the RCN and any other relevant topics. Issues debated at Congress frequently make the headlines - it's an opportunity for the world to listen to the voice of nursing.

Professional events

Running alongside the business of Congress is a large programme of professional, educational and social events. Plus the UK's largest exhibition of nursing products and services also takes place during the week.

Consitution and rules of Congress

For more information about the consitution and rules of Congress, see the following pages about us section of the site:

NB. The Congress constitution and rules are out of date in a number of areas because of changes resulting from the Legal and Governance Review. The Governance Support Committee will be updating and reviewing them at its June 2012 meeting and submitting amendments to Council in November. This will follow member engagement through the Boards over the summer.

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