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Arrange a meeting with your MP

RCN members across the UK are campaigning to get the fair pay they deserve

Now the pay cap has been scrapped, the UK Government must ensure nursing staff get the pay award they deserve.

We are encouraging all members to arrange a meeting with their MP to explain this face-to-face and to ask them to support the campaign.

You can also request to take along postcards, signed by RCN members and the public, to share with your MP to show the strength of feeling against the real-terms cuts to nursing pay in your constituency. To do so, complete the form at the bottom of the page. 

In Northern Ireland, RCN pay champions have now completed a programme of engagement with MPs.

Why it's important:

We need your help to keep the political pressure on the UK Government. The best way to do this is through meetings with your MPs and asking them for their support.

Constituency meetings are an opportunity for you to talk about the impact of poor pay on you and your place of work.

While MPs in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland won't have a direct say in all health matters, they will be interested in issues that affect their constituents and are likely to raise issues with their relevant national parties. 

It's important to remember that the RCN is not affiliated to any political party.  We work alongside organisations and individuals from a range of backgrounds who champion our causes to achieve the best deal for nursing.

Local support

We will support you to arrange, prepare and feedback on your MP meeting. This support includes:

  • a sample letter to send to your MP
  • information to help you build on this relationship

Before arranging a meeting with your MP, please contact your local RCN office.

Arrange a meeting

Learn more about contacting your MP.

Prepare for your meeting

Information to take along with you.

Follow up with your MP

Find out how to build on your meeting.