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Having an item debated at Congress is a great opportunity to highlight important issues and influence the RCN's work. The deadline for agenda item submissions is 2 January 2018.

Submit an agenda item

Do you have a topic that you would like to have debated in the main hall at Congress? Submit it here.

What makes a good agenda item?

Read our tips on submitting an agenda item that is sure to engage delegates.


If you need help or advice with putting together an agenda item, contact

Congress 2017 debates – see what was debated in 2017 to give you a flavour of how agenda items work

  1. Nursing associates (Matter for discussion)

  2. Clinical placement hours (Resolution)

  3. Education and development (Matter for discussion)

  4. Mandatory training (Matter for discussion)

  5. Mentors (Matter for discussion)

  6. Autism (Resolution)

  7. Nursing with dementia (Resolution)

  8. Parity of esteem (Resolution)

  9. Wellness (Matter for discussion)

  10. The NHS (Resolution)

  11. Nurse debriefing (Matter for discussion)

  12. Designated places of safety (Resolution)

  13. AfC re-banding (Resolution)

  14. Emergency departments (Matter for discussion)

  15. Asylum seekers and refugees (Matter for discussion)

  16. Cycle helmet legislation (Resolution)

  17. Working time regulations (Resolution)

  18. People trafficking (Resolution)

  19. STPs (Matter for discussion)

  20. Assaults (Matter for discussion)

  21. Benefits (Resolution)

  22. Emergency Resolution - Pay (Resolution)

  23. Emergency Resolution - Brexit (Resolution)

  24. Emergency Resolution - Prime Minister's letter (Resolution)

Want to know more?

Find out how the agenda is set or how you can have your say and how voting at Congress works.

Debates from previous Congresses

Find out which topics have been debated at previous RCN Congresses.