Royal College of Nursing Representing nurses and nursing, promoting excellence in practice, shaping health policies

Our work 

The Forum are currently involved in the following projects:

Rheumatology Nurse Specialist Competency Framework

At the beginning of 2019 the Rheumatology Forum commenced work to produce a Rheumatology Nurse Specialist career pathway and competency framework.  Rheumatological conditions and their treatments are varied and complex and the role of the Rheumatology Clinical Nurse Specialist (RCNS) therefore requires a high level of clinical skills and knowledge. The framework will ensure that there is a universal benchmark of standards for training and competency across the UK and will support career development, provide a credentialing opportunity, and will align to the wider RCN Career Pathway work stream.  The competency framework is due to be launched in March 2020.


Forum activity in 2019:

Read our annual report for a summary of forum activity in 2019.

Page last updated - 19/02/2020