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Pain and Palliative Care Forum

About the Pain and Palliative Care Forum

This forum is committed to raising the profile of pain and palliative care nursing. We aim to promote the roles of palliative care nurses and help you to deliver quality service towards patient care to improve quality of life, pain management and end of life care.

The benefits of joining this forum

  • Get access to relevant RCN resources
  • Communicate with colleagues within your speciality and get peer support when you need it most
  • Share good practice and improve nursing care
  • Help shape the work of the RCN
Palliative care nurse attending to an elderly patient in a wheelchair in a care home

Our work

See how we're supporting the work of pain and palliative care nursing staff.

Meet the team

Find out about our committee members and the forum professional leads.


We welcome your views. Have your say on the latest consultations.

UK Career Framework for Pain Nurses

This framework was produced with the help of nursing representatives from across the UK.

COVID-19 and vaccination FAQs

This employment guidance covers public health, infection control, and employment relations.

Upcoming pain and palliative care events

Read about upcoming pain and palliative care conferences and workshops hosted by the RCN and other organisations.

Helpful resources

These resources are aimed at members working or interested in working in pain and palliative care nursing. Most of the advice guides, subject guides and clinical information on our website including on RCN Learn may also be useful to your area of practice.



Read interesting blog articles written by our members on pain and palliative care nursing issues.

Subject guides

Discover key pain and palliative care nursing information resources, reports and journal articles.

Career Resources

Read about the varying roles within pain and palliative care nursing throughout your career.

Pain and Palliative Care Forum Webinars

 Meet the Forum leads and watch the session on Difficult Conversations 30 March 2023. Download the webinar recording and powerpoint..

Join the RCN Pain and Palliative Care Nursing Forum

Join this network by logging in through your MyRCN account and get involved today.

Join our Facebook group

The RCN Pain and Palliative Care Nursing Forum Facebook group is a space for you to get involved in open discussions with colleagues.


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