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Advanced Nurse Practitioner with two nurses

Advanced Nurse Practitioner Forum

For members working in advanced roles across the NHS and independent sectors

We aim to raise awareness of advanced nursing practice across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, while supporting nurses who are already working, or aspiring to work, at an advanced level. 
Public Health Forum Our Work

Our work

Discover what we're working on now and what we're planning for the future
Public health forum meet the team

Meet the team

Find out more about our committee members and the forum professional lead
Public Health events


Read more about upcoming advanced nurse practitioner conferences, workshops and study days hosted by the RCN.


We welcome your views. Have your say on the latest consultations

Forum Library Subject Guide

Library subject guide

Discover key advanced nursing practice information resources including books, reports and journal articles
Public Health News

Related news

The latest RCN updates for advanced nurse practitioners 


Read the latest views from advanced nurse practitioners
Nursing careers resource

Career resources

Read about the varying roles that you can enjoy throughout your health career

Fit notes: nurses now among professionals able to issue

  • RCN. Fit notes. The RCN welcomed moves to extend the range of health care professionals who can certify and issue fit notes for patients needing time off work due to illness.
  • Department for Work and Pensions. Fit note. Guidance for doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, employers, and patients using fit notes (statements of fitness for work).

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RCN Facebook groups are a place where you can get involved in honest and open discussions on the issues that affect you and your field of practice.