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Exhibitors for 2019

Find out who will be exhibiting at RCN Congress 2019 in Liverpool


AKU Society

The AKU Society is a UK patient group offering support to patients diagnosed with a rare genetic disease called Alkaptonuria (AKU). AKU is characterised by black urine, black spots in the eyes and ears, and early-onset osteoarthritis. The AKU Society coordinates access to an expert clinic: the National AKU Centre.


Alchoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous has more than 4,400 groups across the country, designed to help those with alcohol problems learn how to stay sober. Groups are made up of people from all walks of life and all age groups. Membership of Alcoholics Anonymous is free and anonymity is carefully preserved.


Allocate Software

Allocate are the creators of the NHS’s most widely used e-Rostering tool – HealthRoster. Visit us to find out how to make direct shift bookings on your phone. Our team can also answer any other questions about HealthRoster, EmployeeOnline or our acuity based staffing tool -SafeCare.


BD - Becton Dickinson UK Ltd

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD helps customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.


Biomed Online

Biomed Online is a well-established programme of 17 M-level short courses, fully supported by tutors over 12 weeks, covering management and specialist healthcare topics specifically tailored for the professional development and workforce needs of employees across the health sector. We tutor 400 + students per annum with >90% pass rate.



Bio-Oil is an award-winning, specialist skincare treatment that has been clinically proven to improve the appearance of scarring, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. It contains vitamins A, E and natural plant oils, plus PurCellin Oil (TM) that lowers viscosity making it a dry oil. For more information visit


British Council


Cardiff University

Postgraduate Taught Programmes, School of Medicine. The School of Medicine is one of the largest providers of medically related PGT programmes in the UK. Our face-to-face and distance/e-learning programmes are focussed on enhancing the careers and skills of healthcare professionals. We have a range of programmes including dermatology, diabetes, palliative care, and pain management, all of which can contribute to your CPD portfolio. Visit our stand to find out more.


Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, caring, well-led and responsive care, and we encourage care services to improve. We monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and we publish what we find to help people choose care.


Clement Clarke International

Respiratory specialists, Clement Clarke International have a series of innovations to showcase; among them our Spacer devices. DispozABLE Spacer, the paper cup spacer for emergency SABA delivery, and our improved Able Spacer, featuring a 2 way valve, operating at less than 10L/min inspiratory flow, highly recommended for children and COPD patients.


Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The Countess of Chester Hospital is a 600-bed facility providing a range of acute and a number of specialist services for approximately 260,000 residents of Chester and the surrounding rural areas. We pride ourselves on leading through clinical excellence and creating an environment where all staff are valued and appreciated.


Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK is leading the fight against the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time, to create a world where diabetes can do no harm. We work with healthcare professionals to deliver the best diabetes treatment and care, by sharing knowledge, driving clinical improvement and growing leaders.



EBSCO Health, part of EBSCO Information Services, is a leading provider of clinical decision support solutions, healthcare business intelligence, and medical research information for the healthcare industry. Flagship products include CINAHL® Complete, DynaMed Plus™, Nursing Reference Center Plus™, Dynamic Health, clinical eBooks and eJournals, licensed databases such as MEDLINE®, and EBSCO Discovery Service.


Elysium Healthcare

Elysium Healthcare bring together a unique approach to the delivery of care, across over 65 sites, where the patient is embedded in the heart of all aspects of hospital life, in Mental Health, Learning Disabilities CAMHS and Neurological Services. Together our staff and our patients shape the care of today and the future.


Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust provides care for people living in Bolton, Salford, Trafford and the city of Manchester, with specialist services covering Greater Manchester and beyond. This includes: 24/7 community and home-based care for all ages, property and environmental improvement schemes designed to improve patient experience and enhanced research and development into mental health, including developing innovative treatment solutions.


HSCRecruit (Northern Ireland)

Come and visit us for information on Integrated Health & Social care (HSC) in Northern Ireland. Let us tell you about the opportunities in the 5 HSC Trusts to develop skills, experience and career progression in an environment where you will find diversity of practice, team work and support from your nursing family.


Lighthouse Financial Advice

Lighthouse is the RCN partner for Professional Financial Advice to members and staff. Financial Planning for retirement is no longer just a case of putting money in to a pension. Visit the Lighthouse stand and find out how RCN members can benefit from our workplace events and professional advice to create a financially secure retirement using a range of financial products in the correct manner. A pension is a long term investment and your eventual income may depend upon the size of the fund at retirement, future interest rates and tax legislation. The value of your investments can go down as well as up, so you could get back less than you invested. Lighthouse Financial Advice Limited are an appointed representative of Lighthouse Advisory Services Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Lighthouse Financial Advice Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lighthouse Group plc.


Liverpool John Moores University

We offer an extensive range of CPD options – from single non-accredited modules to full Masters programmes and research degrees, based at our convenient Liverpool city-centre campuses. Unique collaborations set us apart. Partnerships with highly respected organisations such as the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, NHS trusts, Health Education England and private sector organisations means you’ll learn from leading practitioners and academics.


LV= Liverpool Victoria

RCN members have been enjoying exclusive discounts on LV= car and home insurance have been given a 5 star rating - its highest level of rating - by independent financial information business. Members can also receive a 10% online discount of travel and pet insurance, while existing car and home customers could save up to 15% on motorbike, caravan and classic care insurance. For a quote visit 


NHS Employers

NHS Employers helps the NHS to support its workforce and put patients first. We keep employers up to date with latest workforce thinking, help make sense of workforce issues and provide resources to ensure they are informed and equipped to be the best employers they can be.


NHS Lothian

‘NHS Lothian looks after the Health of Scotland's Capital City, Edinburgh and beyond. We are an integrated organisation, incorporating a wide range of acute hospital services, community health, prison health and social services. Whatever the future holds, the advances in healthcare and technology, our most valuable resource will remain constant - our Staff. Come and work with us.’


NHS Resolution

NHS Resolution is the operating name of the NHS Litigation Authority. Our services have a shared goal of reaching a resolution, whether that is around a claim, a concern about performance or a dispute between an NHS contractor and provider.


NHS Wales

Discover Wales - the perfect place to train, work and live. We’re a country that truly values the contribution nurses make to people’s health and the Welsh NHS. Achieve great work life balance, explore stunning scenery, great shopping, vibrant city life and adventure around every corner.




Nuffield Health

Nuffield Health is Britain’s largest not for profit healthcare business. We reinvest all profit in our expert staff, our technology and our facilities, to provide accessible, innovative ways for people to get and stay healthy. We’ve built a pioneering, integrated network including Hospitals, Fitness & Wellbeing Gyms and Medical Centres.


Nursing and Midwifery Council

We’re the independent regulator for nurses, midwives and nursing associates. We hold a register of all the 690,000 nurses, midwives and nursing associates who can practise in the UK. Better and safer care for people is at the heart of what we do, supporting the healthcare professionals on our register to deliver the highest standards of care.


Nursing Times

Nursing Times has long been established as the voice of the nursing community. It combines double-blind, peer reviewed research with a suite of online learning units, ensuring subscribers have constant access to the most up-to-date best practice to support their development. Readers also benefit from being the first to know breaking news which, along with thought-provoking comment and opinion from nursing leaders and experts, gives them an unprecedented overview of the nursing world.


Open University

The Open University (OU) is marking its 50th anniversary this year! If you are an OU graduate, an OU nurse or simply looking for professional development, please celebrate with us! WE offer CPD across a range of specialisms, end-of-life care, dementia, diabetes, health and wellbeing and, NEW for 2019, Non-Medical-Prescribing. #ou50


Oxford Brookes University

"The Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery at Oxford Brookes University, delivers the Test of Competence for international nurses. Our test centre boasts cutting edge simulation facilities across both our Oxford and Swindon sites."


Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Pennine Care is a leading provider of community and mental health services. Our vision is to deliver the best care to patients, people and families in our local communities, by working effectively with partners to help people to live well. Our 5,500 dedicated staff provide services across Greater Manchester.


PJ Care

PJ Care Ltd is a leading provider of specialist neurological care and neuro rehabilitation for people with complex progressive or acquired neurological conditions. PJ Care’s highly skilled multi-disciplinary team manage these varied and complex needs with a fully holistic approach.


PLS Medical

"Happy feet are here again the aches and pains are clear again so let's sing a song of cheer again Happy feet are here again" Join PLS at Stand C42 for a song and dance - its how our footwear affects you!


The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is the largest nursing-specific professional union worldwide with over 435,000 members. We represent the interests of registered nurses, health care assistants, assistant practitioners and students; and help shape healthcare policy and promote excellence in practice. For more information talk to us at stand D20, or visit our website.

RCN Foundation

The RCN Foundation is an independent charity supporting the nursing community. We do this through grants, bursaries and hardship funding for individuals and project grants for organisations wishing to make a positive impact on nursing. Come talk to us and see how we could support you.


RCN Group Stand


RCNi is part of the Royal College of Nursing Group. We are committed to being an essential learning resource, inspiring and informing the whole nursing team to deliver best practice and exceptional patient care. We publish 11 leading journals covering most specialisms in nursing, including Nursing Standard - Europe's best selling nursing weekly.


Scope Opthalmics

Scope is a family-run company for three generations with a heritage of bringing evidence-based, premium products to healthcare professionals and end-consumers alike. Scope offers innovative Ocular Surface Disease Diagnostic & Management Dry Eye and Blepharitis products. Scope operates in both the United Kingdom and Ireland and ensures its product offerings are well-established with a track record of successfully treating patients worldwide.


Society for Endocrinology

The Society for Endocrinology is the UK home of endocrinology. We bring together the global endocrine community to share ideas and advance our discipline. The Society supports nurses who work with hormones. We also engage policy-makers, journalists, patients and the public with hormone science to encourage informed health decisions, and to demonstrate the value of endocrinology to the wider world.



Plantar Fasciitis? Sore Feet? Knee or Hip Pain? Poor Circulation? Nothing provides the comfort and support offered by Sole Mate insoles. ‘Floating the foot’ on a cushion of glycerine that displaces to spread weight across the whole foot, removing pressure from the ball and heel, making standing and walking easier.


The Queen’s Nursing Institute

The QNI is committed to supporting excellent nursing care in the home and community. We do this by developing our community of Queen’s Nurses to champion high standards of care, supporting and funding local projects and working behind the scenes to influence policy.


Thesis technology products

The LimbO solves the problem of bathing and showering without getting dressings, casts or PICC lines wet. Easy to put on and comfortable with no constriction, the LimbO is a trusted product in over 750 UK hospitals. Half leg & PICC line models also on prescription. Outdoor protectors available too.


University of Derby Online Learning

The University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL) is the thriving distance learning division of the University of Derby. Since 2011, the University of Derby Online Learning has offered a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and short CPD courses to students who require more flexible study options. Our courses are particularly suited to busy, working professionals with many of our degrees being accredited by professional bodies, ensuring our courses are recognised and valued by your industry.


University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich is situated in South East London. The Faculty of Education and Health provide pre-registration nursing courses at undergraduate and post graduate level. We also offer a range of Continuing Professional Development Courses. These include Degree, Masters and Doctoral programmes.


Vifor Pharma UK LTD

Coinciding with the publication of new RCN guidance for iron deficiency, this educational testing event allows delegates the opportunity to be voluntarily, personally tested for anaemia and iron deficiency, while learning more about the condition. This non-promotional educational activity is organised by Vifor Pharma UK.


Virgin Care

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