Launch of new RCN strategic plan - Forward Together
Published: 28 April 2008
The new RCN strategic plan for 2008 to 2013, Forward Together, has been launched at Congress today.
The new plan defines what is important to the RCN; setting out the organisation’s aims and aspirations, and will be used practically to influence the organisation’s strategic priorities for the next five years.
The new strategic plan continues to support the RCN’s overall mission to represent nurses and nursing, promote excellence in practice and shape health policy.
There are 10 key goals focussing on:
- Building an organisation which values both the professional and trade union functions
- Engaging members and staff and their clinical and workforce talents and experience
- Strengthening the RCN as the leading authority on nursing on health and social care
- Embracing the wider nursing family and furthering strategic activities in our membership, our networks and with employers
- Campaigning for nursing, health care and patients
- Strengthening accountability in our governance structure
- Maximising the RCN’s contributing to improving the health and wellbeing of the national, EU and international population
- Enabling structures and processes to value diversity
- Building the RCN as a business
- Communicating the responsibilities the RCN has given its current charitable status and consider how this should develop in the future
The new plan was shaped by members and staff during a year long process of research, debate and consultation. This included consultation events at Congress 2007 and at the RCN’s AGM in October last year.
For more information about the new RCN strategic plan see our Governance pages: RCN strategic plan 2008 to 2013, Forward Together