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Debates

Having an item debated at Congress is a great opportunity to highlight important issues and influence the RCN's work.

The deadline for agenda items submissions has now passed. You can however still submit an emergency agenda item until Wednesday 17 May. Emergency agenda item must be on an issue or topic which has arisen since the closing date for agenda items on 11 January 2017.

So keep an eye out for political announcements or new policy affecting nursing or health care in the run-up to Congress and stay up to date with what’s in the news internationally, UK-wide, or locally.

This year's agenda

  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.