Congress agenda 2020

What's being debated in 2020

1. Intergenerational fairness
That this meeting of RCN Congress discusses intergenerational fairness, its relevance to, and impact on nursing. This is a matter for discussion submitted by the Suffolk branch.

2. National Care 

That this meeting of RCN Congress calls for the development of a National Care Service in all four countries of the UK, funded by general taxation and free at the point of use. This is a resolution submitted by the Wales Board.

3. Health ability passports
That this meeting of RCN Congress asks RCN Council to promote to employers across the UK the use of health ability passports for the nursing workforce. This is a resolution submitted by the UK Stewards Committee.

4. Politics in Nursing
That this meeting of RCN Congress urges RCN Council to take steps to ensure RCN members recognise that politics is embedded in every aspect of nursing policy and practice. This is a resolution submitted by the Outer North West London Branch.

5. Organising model
That this meeting of RCN Congress discusses whether the RCN should be an organising trade union and professional body, or a service delivery institution. This is a matter for discussion submitted by the Lothian Branch.

6. Pressure on NQNs
That this meeting of RCN Congress discusses whether too much pressure is being placed on Newly Qualified Nurses to practice extended skills on qualification. This is a matter for discussion submitted by the Dorset Branch.

7. Assisted dying
That this meeting of RCN Congress discusses assisted dying and the impact on the nursing workforce. This is a matter for discussion submitted by the Nursing Support Workers Committee.

8. Corridor care
That this meeting of RCN Congress asks RCN Council to lobby all governments in the UK to take action that would result in an end to "corridor care". This is a resolution submitted by the Norfolk Branch.

9. Safe injecting sites
That this meeting of RCN Congress asks RCN Council to lobby all governments in the UK for the introduction of supervised safe injecting sites. This is a resolution submitted by the Lothian Branch.

10. Digital exclusion
That this meeting of RCN Congress discusses digital exclusion and how this affects health and social care. This is a matter for discussion submitted by the Cheshire East Branch.

11. Mental Health First Aiders
That this meeting of RCN Congress discusses the implications and opportunties for NHS staff related to the introduction of Mental Health First Aiders into the workplace. This is a matter for discussion submitted by the Greater Liverpool and Knowsley Branch. 

12. Hospital food and drink
This meeting of RCN Congress requests RCN Council to develop a strategy for holding NHS trusts/boards to account for ensuring that food and drink in hospitals are an integral part of treatment and care. This is a resolution submitted by the Buckinghamshire Branch. 

13. Abortion demonstrations
That this meeting of RCN Congress considers how we can effectively support patients and staff from the impact of demonstrations outside abortion clinics in the UK. This is a matter for discussion submitted by the Women's Health Forum.

14. Unpredictable shifts
That this meeting of RCN Congress asks RCN Council to commission a full review on the effects of unpredictable shifts patterns on the nursing workforce and the impact on patient safety. This is a resolution submitted by the UK Safety Reps Committee. 

15. Congress
That this meeting of RCN Congress discusses the role and purpose of RCN Congress. This is a matter for discussion submitted by the Mental Health Forum.

16. Erosion of the RN
That this meeting of RCN Congress discusses whether current public policy is leading to the erosion of the role of the registered nurse. This is a matter for discussion submitted by the General Practice Nursing Forum.

17. Safe and effective care campaign
That this meeting of RCN Congress discusses the impact of the Staffing for Safe and Effective Care Campaign. This is a matter for discussion submitted by the Public Health Forum.

18. Transgender care
That this meeting of RCN Congress calls on health ministers in all countries in the UK to ensure the implementation of training for healthcare staff to enable transgender people to receive appropriate, compassionate and person-centred care. This is a resolution submitted by the Students' Committee.

19. RCN England Board
That this meeting of RCN Congress asks RCN Council to establish an English country board. This is a resolution submitted by the Greater Liverpool and Knowsley Branch. 

20. Stress on RCN activists and campaigners
That this meeting of RCN Congress asks RCN Council to review the level and causes of stress on activists and campaigners. This is a resolution submitted by the Mental Health Forum. 

21. RCN Respect Charter
That this meeting of RCN Congress asks RCN Council to ensure the RCN Respect Charter is fit for purpose. This is a resolution submitted by the London Board.

22. Clinical audit
That this meeting of RCN Congress discusses if clinical audit is something to be embraced or endured. This is a matter for discussion submitted by the Norfolk Branch.

23. Care homes
That this meeting of RCN Congress asks RCN Council to develop a strategy to promote the specialist role of registered nurses in care homes. This is a resolution submitted by the Southern Branch.

24. Future of nursing
That, in this International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, this meeting of RCN Congress discusses the future opportunities and challenges for the nursing profession. This is a matter for discussion submitted by the Mental Health Forum. 

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