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National Pensioners Convention Network

Older People's Forum

The NPC network works closely with the RCN Older People's Forum.

Your elected RCN members are representing you through four seats on the NPC National Council, one seat on the Executive Committee, and membership of five NPC working parties (Health & Social Care, Pensions & Income, Minority Elders, Trade Union, Digital Inclusion).

We also participate in the Pensioners Parliament and the biennial policy making Annual Convention. Key NPC policy and campaigning issues include:

  • Decent state pension
  • The NHS and social care
  • Ending  fuel poverty
  • Accessible public transport
  • Retaining universal pensioner benefits
  • Dignity Code
  • Social and digital inclusion
  • Uniting the generations

The RCN representatives are elected biennially by Network members. Find out who your network representatives are.


How we represent network members through the NPC

The RCN is affiliated to the National Pensioners Convention (NPC), along with over 20 other trade unions.  The NPC's main objective is to promote the welfare and interests of all pensioners, as away of securing dignity, respect and financial security in retirement.  The NPC organises rallies and lobbies of MPs, leads delegations to parliament and makes submissions to government on policies affecting older people. 

Members of the RCN NPC Network elect four members of the network to represent them at the NPC.  These elected members work to ensure that the voice of nursing is heard in the work of the NPC, in particular at the biennial policy making delegate conference, and through membership of the governing council and executive. Your elected members also participate in NPC working parties, NPC campaign activities and attend the annual Pensioners' Parliament.  They represent network members through the NPC by:

  • Informing you about revelvant issues and developments
  • Representing RCN retired members’ voices
  • Promoting NPC pensioners’ campaigns
  • Ensuring the voice of nursing is heard on a wide range of issues
  • Supporting and influencing the work of the NPC
  • Voting in NPC elections
  • Sitting on NPC working groups.

Network members receive a regular newsletter from the elected members who represent them at the NPC and can join the network's Facebook group to share information and discuss key NPC campaign and policy issues.  You can also support and influence the work of your elected members.

1,600 network members

RCN NPC Network Facebook Group

Join the RCN NPC Network Facebook Group and get involved.

National Pensioners Convention

The NPC is the UK’s biggest organisation representing pensioners.