Forum steering committees

We are now welcoming applications to join a number of RCN forum steering committees. The following forum steering committees are seeking applications:

Bladder and Bowel Cancer and Breast Care Critical Care and Flight Nursing CYP: Acute Care CYP: Continuing and Community Care
CYP: Professional Issues CYP: Specialist Care Defence Nursing Diabetes District and Community Nursing
Education eHealth Emergency Care Association ENT - Maxillofacial Nursing Fertility Nursing
Gastrointestinal Nursing General Practice Nursing History of Nursing Learning Disability Nursing Mental Health
Midwifery Neuroscience Nurses in Management and Leadership Nursing in Justice and Forensic Health Care Older People's
Ophthalmic Nursing Perioperative Public Health Research Rheumatology Nursing


Joining a forum steering committee is a great way to take a step up if you're looking for a new challenge in your nursing career. It's an opportunity to influence both the RCN and the nursing profession more broadly when it comes to the things that matter in your specialism. As well as giving you a valuable opportunity to network with colleagues from around the UK, you will inform and have the chance to deliver:

  • conferences and workshops
  • projects, publications and consultation responses
  • debates and fringe events at RCN Congress.

With the exception of one strategy day held in London towards the start of the calendar year, the remaining committee meetings are held virtually.

To find out more about RCN forum steering committees and to read a role descriptor, please see the RCN forum steering committees - terms of reference.

Nursing derives its strength from its diversity and an integral part of living our commitment to equality and inclusion means that it is vital that our forums reflect the diversity of our membership and the communities that they serve. Forum applications are welcomed and encouraged from everyone who meets the eligibility criteria and we want to ask nurses from black and minority ethnic backgrounds to put themselves forward.

If you would like to apply please read this appointment procedure to check you meet the eligibility criteria and that your forum has a vacancy, then complete this application form by 4.30pm on Friday 14 August 2020

The appointments process has been designed to be professional, fair and supportive with a focus on the skills and qualities you can bring to the forum and the RCN. The appointments process, from shortlisting through to interviews, is member-led and ensures that RCN forums are run by people who are subject area specialists and reflect the diversity of the nursing workforce.


14 August Deadline for applications