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RCN Congress

This year, we’re taking Congress to south Wales. Join us at the ICC Wales in Newport from 2 to 6 June.

Network, learn, develop, debate

Congress is the ultimate opportunity to network with peers, hear from exceptional keynote speakers and take part in hot-topic debates about the issues affecting the nursing workforce.

Plus, with a dynamic learning and wellbeing programme, exhibition and scenic woodland location, you’re sure to leave Congress feeling enriched and inspired.

Will we see you there?

Get involved

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Congress debates

We received an incredible 149 ideas for debate at RCN Congress this year. If you have an interest in artificial intelligence, access to controlled drugs, genomics, virtual wards, green health care, or political influencing, come along to Congress 2024.

View the agenda

Don't forget to pick up your RCN Congress guide

Submit an emergency agenda item

Help bring attention to important issues affecting nursing staff and encourage positive change. If you have an idea, you can still propose an emergency debate for consideration in June.

Submit your debate idea

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Be a Congress Ambassador

We’re looking for volunteers to help make our annual networking and learning event better than ever before. As one of our ambassadors, you’ll be instrumental in helping our members feel welcome and get the most out of their Congress experience.

Sign up today

Connecting you with the right people

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Browse our exhibition

Our exhibition connects you with companies that can help improve the patient experience and further your career.

See who is exhibiting this year

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Exhibit your product or service

Does your company sell a product, technology or service that has a positive impact on the nursing profession and patients? Why not get in touch about exhibiting with us?

Learn more about exhibiting

Getting to Congress

Congress 2024 takes place at the International Convention Centre Wales, better known as the ICC. It’s reachable by car and public transport. Accommodation is limited, so book yours early.

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See our progress

See the progress we've made against the discussion items our members passed at Congress 2023.

As ever, it was a broad and far-reaching agenda, with issues including corridor care, LGBTQ+ hate crime and health care provision for refugees and those seeking asylum.

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Pat Cullen

RCN Congress is a unique opportunity for nursing staff from every part of the UK to come together, learn from each other and engage with the College and its partners. Join us in Wales to help shape the future of nursing.

Pat Cullen RCN General Secretary & Chief Executive
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Countdown to Congress 2024

Will we see you there?

News from Congress 2023

Congress archive

View previous debates in our archive.