RCN Congress

Congress 2021

After having reflected on the overwhelming desire for a face-to-face event, taking into consideration the COVID-19 situation and its impact on members, the Agenda Committee is exploring an option to move Congress to September. The Committee believes May will not be feasible for members to attend in person. 
Both the Agenda Committee and Council believe this will give members the best chance at meeting in-person.  
The submission forms for fringe items and the agenda items will remain live on the website and the new deadlines will be added as soon as we have more information.  

Branch and forum committees should continue to select their voting members but bear in mind that Congress may now move to September. We will publish further guidance when we know more about timelines.  

Read more about voting at Congress 

Read more about what happened at Congress 2019 and view some of our previous debates in the RCN archive.

Congress 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) did not go ahead with Congress 2020 in Liverpool this year. 

The Agenda Committee instead selected a number of the debates and events from the 2020 Congress programme which took place online throughout the rest of the year. Find out more about our #RCN2020 programme of events and debates.

RCN Council published the Independent Governance Review Report on Thursday 11 June as planned. 

The annual general meeting took place on 6 August.