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Neuroscience Forum

Representing RCN members working in the field of neuroscience

We promote best practice for people with long-term neurological conditions and represents the voice of neuroscience nurses and influences policy to improve care for our patients.
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Forum committee applications are now open

Deadline to apply: 4.30pm on Friday 21 June 2024

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Neuroscience Forum Webinars 2023

Available recordings

Public Health Forum Our Work

Our work

Discover what we're working on now and what we're planning for the future
Public health forum meet the team

Meet the team

Find out more about our committee members and the forum professional lead
Forum link nurse

Forum link nurses

Nurses with expertise and particular specialism in neuroscience
Public Health events


Read more about upcoming neuroscience conferences, workshops and study days hosted by the RCN and other organisations


We welcome your views. Have your say on the latest consultations.
Forum Library Subject Guide

Library subject guide

Discover key neurosciences information resources including books, reports and journal articles.
Public Health News

Related news

The latest RCN Neuroscience updates


Read the latest views on neuroscience related issues
Nursing careers resource

Career resources

Read about the varying roles that you can enjoy throughout your health career

Further resources

Introduction to Neuropathic Pain

In this podcast members from the pain and palliative care forum and the neurosciences forum share their experience and knowledge regarding the assessment and management of neuropathic pain across different patient groups. For more information regarding the nursing assessment of neuropathic pain please read this article: Galligan M (2023) Exploring the prevalence, characteristics and nursing assessment of neuropathic pain. Nursing Standard.

  • National Clinical Guideline for Stroke. This guideline provides authoritative, evidence-based practice guidance to improve the quality of care delivered to every adult who has a stroke in the UK and Ireland, regardless of age, gender, type of stroke, location, or any other feature. 
  • UK Career Framework for Stroke Nurses. This resource outlines the range of career pathways within stroke nursing and minimum recommended education requirements, in addition to knowledge and skills. It provides a guide for stroke services and employers to develop local career development frameworks for the nursing workforce.
  • Neuroscience nursing clinical topic. This specialist area contains information and resources relevant to those working in the field of neurosciences.
  • Neurological Rehabilitation and Care (Online Learning) PgCert. This programme has been developed with funding from the RCN Foundation and in partnership with the charity SameYou.

Join the RCN Neuroscience Forum Facebook Group

RCN Facebook groups are a place where you can get involved in honest and open discussions on the issues that affect you and your field of practice.

The Neuroscience Forum has been a great link to other nurses working and interested in neurology. It's a great way to keep up to date with how nurses and their services are advancing, including sharing good practice. Working in a relatively small hospital, the forum has enabled me to reach out to colleagues across the whole country and I would recommend any nurse interested in neurology to utilise this resource.

Vicky Queen Acute Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist (PDNS) for Torbay & South Devon NHS and Forum Committee Member