Diversity and inclusion
The RCN champions equality, inclusion and human rights issues across the depth and breadth of the health and social care sector.
RCN Equality and inclusion strategy
The new RCN Group equality, diversity and inclusion strategy is being developed and will be launched later in 2023.
20 Oct 2023
Steve Barclay’s instruction to NHS managers to stop recruiting to diversity and inclusion roles creates ‘false division’, threatens staff wellbeing and patient outcomes.
18 Oct 2023
Recognition for healthcare staff making a significant contribution to the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda.
> RCN position on employer responsibilities for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) staff during the COVID-19 pandemic
The responsibilities of employers to comply fully with their health and safety obligations and wider duty of care to BAME workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report commissioned by the RCN shows that nursing is undervalued in status and pay because most nurses are women.
Report outlining the statistics of the gender pay gap at the Royal College of Nursing.
Resources for promoting equality and inclusion in the workplace.
Guidance on protected characteristics, types of discrimination and what you should do if you feel you are being discriminated against at work.
Advice on pay and discrimination and what to do if you think you are not receiving equal pay.
Guidance on disclosing disability to your employer, types of discrimination and challenging discrimination.
A podcast series that asks nursing staff from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds to share their thoughts, reflections and insights on their experiences of working in healthcare.
Information and resources related to breaking down health and social inequalities.
Guidance for nurses and health care support workers on LGBT next of kin issues.
Guidance on responding to the needs of trans patients.