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The Royal College of Nursing is extremely proud of the diversity of the nursing community

The Royal College of Nursing promotes equality of opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) staff and champions equality, diversity, human rights and inclusion in the health and social care sector. 

Use this page to find information on how you can work with us to improve equality in the workplace, raise awareness, provide (and receive) support and celebrate diversity and promote equality of opportunity.

As an RCN member you can work with us to improve equality in the workplace, raise awareness, provide (and receive) support and celebrate diversity and promote equality of opportunity. 

Become a diversity champion in your workplace

The RCN diversity champions programme recruits and develops leaders and role models for diversity and equality of opportunity.

We now have over 500 registered diversity champions who help change attitudes and practice in their workplace.

Join our LGBT National Network

This RCN membership group acts as an influencing and lobbying agent to prompt lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality within the RCN and the health care sector. The network has a formal business meeting at Congress each year and membership of the network enables additional access to the RCN's renowned political leadership programme.

For more information please email the RCN diversity team.  

Find out more about equality and diversity

Whatever your job, and wherever you work, promoting equality of opportunity and inclusion will have an impact on you. The RCN supports members at work and you can find out lots of information about equality and diversity here

Understand the Principles of nursing practice

The RCN’s Principles of nursing practice tell us what patients, colleagues, families and carers can expect from nursing. Principle A states: ‘Nurses and nursing staff treat everyone in their care with dignity and humanity – they understand their individual needs, show compassion and sensitivity, and provide care in a way that respects all people equally.’
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Proud photo gallery

All the RCN photos from past Pride events.

Come and meet us at a Pride event! If you are posting photos on Twitter or Instagram, use #ProudRCN! It would be great to see your photos!

24 Sep 2016

Lincoln Pride 2016

24 September, Lincoln, England.