Forums and networks
Forums and networks are groups of RCN members who work or have an interest in a particular area of professional nursing practice.
All forums provide you with the opportunity to keep up-to-date with development in your field, contribute in consultations, network with your peers and explore career development opportunities.
You can join more than one forum, but have to nominate one as your first choice, as this can impact on the power of a forum by influencing its voting rights at RCN Congress.
Networks bring members together in different ways – sometimes in a region or country, sometimes through a forum, sometimes by staff bringing members together, or members finding each other.
RCN Forums and Networks Review Report
The RCN forums and networks review looked at the ways in which our forums and networks function and made recommendations for how they could be improved. A full report on the review is now available.
Expertise in nursing: RCN Forums
RCN Forums provide expertise across a huge range of the RCN's work. Here's a quick look at just some of the work they do.
Last year the RCN Newly Registered Nurse Network created a series of short films about life as a newly registered nurse, which demonstrates the diversity of a career in nursing.
Latest forum and networks news
10 Oct 2023
Nursing staff raise alarm over mental health care inequality, saying it’s got worse since the pandemic and governments have failed to address the issue.
12 Sep 2023
Experts came together at RCN HQ to discuss the urgent issue of suicide prevention among nursing staff and launch a new toolkit to reduce suicide in the NHS workforce in England.
23 Aug 2023
We’re looking for RCN members to get involved as volunteers throughout the exhibition project. This is a chance to research nursing history, learn new skills, do something a bit different, and work with a small, enthusiastic team of staff and other volunteers.
Featured forum: Education forum
We are open to all members who have an interest in education, including registered nurses, nursing associates, health care support workers, apprentices and undergraduate students.
Our members include those working in clinical practice, education and training roles within service provider organisations, as well as further and higher education.
You can find out more information about the forum by watching the video on the right hand side, or by visiting the forum page below.