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Agenda

The Congress agenda is generated entirely by RCN members. It highlights important issues and influences the RCN's work.

R indicates a resolution. 
MfD indicates matter for discussion. 

That this meeting of Congress calls upon Council to lobby governments across the UK to decriminalise prostitution. Proposed by the RCN Greater Bristol Branch. (R)

That this meeting of Congress asks RCN Council to review possible failures of healthcare staff to communicate fully Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) orders with vulnerable groups. Proposed by the RCN Forth Valley Branch. (R)

That this meeting of Congress debates whether the RCN would be more influential for nursing and health globally if we re-joined the International Council of Nurses (ICN). Proposed by the RCN Devon Branch. (MfD)

That this meeting of Congress asks RCN Council to challenge employers who impose clinical supervision on registered nurses by other professions. Proposed by the RCN Birmingham West and Sandwell Branch. (R)

That this meeting of Congress discusses the impact on nursing, health care and our members when disputes about care decisions attain a high media profile. Proposed by the RCN Children and Young People: Acute Care Forum. (MfD)

That this meeting of Congress discusses the lack of understanding of the abuse of nitrous oxide and its consequences on health and wellbeing. Proposed by the RCN Mental Health Forum. (MfD)

That this meeting of Congress directs RCN Council to instigate a review of the joint Chief Executive & General Secretary role with a view to introducing an elected General Secretary. Proposed by the RCN Greater Liverpool and Knowsley Branch. (R)

That this meeting of Congress discusses the health and well being impact on families and individuals without a secure, affordable home. Proposed by the RCN North Yorkshire Branch. (MfD)

That this meeting of Congress calls on RCN Council to lobby governments across the UK  to provide adequate resources to deal with the rising levels of child poverty. Proposed by the RCN Cardiff Branch. (R)

That this meeting of Congress condemns the failure by governments across the UK to introduce legislation to prevent bullying in the workplace and urges RCN Council to insist that this is addressed urgently. Proposed by the RCN Lancashire West Branch. (R)

That this meeting of Congress calls upon Council to lobby governments across the UK to end period poverty. Proposed by the RCN Women's Health Forum. (R)

That this meeting of Congress asks RCN Council to lobby governments across the UK for better rural healthcare provision. Proposed by the RCN North Yorkshire Branch. (R)

This meeting of Congress discusses how we can further reduce avoidable harm and death from sepsis. Proposed by the RCN Children and Young People: Specialist Care Forum. (MfD)

That this meeting of Congress discusses how role design and job flexibility will help the UK’s health service recruit and retain staff. Proposed by the RCN UK Stewards Committee. (MfD)


That this meeting of Congress considers that national uniforms in England should be introduced to mirror that in the other three countries. Proposed by the RCN Plymouth Branch. (MfD)

That this meeting of Congress discusses if resilience is always a positive attribute and one to be aspired to in the modern health care workforce. Proposed by the RCN Norfolk Branch. (MfD)

That this meeting of RCN Congress discusses the role of the NHS Staff Council in delivering fair and adequate pay. Proposed by the RCN Greater Liverpool and Knowsley Branch. (MfD)

That this meeting of Congress discusses the Code of Practice on Ethical Employment in Supply Chains. Proposed by the RCN Cardiff Branch. (MfD)

That this meeting of Congress calls on RCN Council to lobby employers to set up systems to protect healthcare professionals from sexual harassment by patients or their families or friends. Proposed by the Outer North West London Branch. (R)

That this meeting of Congress calls on RCN Council to lobby the governments across the UK and all social care providers to recognise that personal care is nursing. Proposed by the RCN Suffolk Branch. (R)

That this meeting of Congress asks RCN Council to engage with governments across the UK on the National Strategy on Loneliness in order to improve the ability of nursing staff to recognise loneliness and its effects. Proposed by Outer North West London Branch. (R)

That this meeting of Congress discusses the importance of raising awareness of safety culture and in doing so enhancing workplace culture. Proposed by the RCN UK Safety Representatives Committee. (MfD)

That this meeting of Congress urges RCN Council to review the functions and structures of RCN boards and branches to promote and encourage members to engage with the RCN. Proposed by the RCN Greater Liverpool and Knowsley Branch. (R)

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Page last updated - 15/02/2019