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#RCN2020 debates and events 

The first part of 2020 has been like nothing you have known before, which is why your Agenda Committee delayed the start the programme of debates and events until after the summer. 

But now more than ever it is important that we discuss as a professional union the future of nursing. 

The Agenda Committee has agreed the following programme selected from the debates and fringe events for Congress 2020. 


Please put these dates in your diary now:

Wednesday 9 September 8-9pm   Event  How does economic inequality contribute to the global public health crisis?  Hosted by RCN Devon Branch 
Tuesday 15 September 8pm     Council’s Report to Members

Thursday 17 September 8-9pm  Debate Politics in nursing: Should the RCN take steps to ensure RCN members recognise that politics is embedded in every aspect of nursing policy and practice?
Proposed by RCN Outer North West London Branch
Tuesday 22 September 1-2pm  Event Nursing student internship in care homes
Hosted by RCN Older People’s Forum
Monday 28 September 1-2pm Debate Future of nursing: In this International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, what are the future opportunities and challenges for the nursing profession?
Proposed by RCN Mental Health Forum
Monday 5 October 8-9pm 
Event What use are human rights in end of life care?
Hosted by RCN Pain and Palliative Care Forum 
Friday 16 October 1-2pm
Event RCN Reps: organising and campaigning in nursing workplaces
Hosted by RCN Employment Rights Department (National Trade Union)
Friday 23 October 8-9pm 
Debate Care homes: Should the RCN develop a strategy to promote the unique role of registered nurses in care homes?
Proposed by RCN Southern Branch
Thursday 29 October 1-2pm 
Debate Digital exclusion: how does it affect health and social care?  Proposed by Cheshire East Branch
Wednesday 4 November 8-9pm 
Event Investing in yourself as a leader
Hosted by RCN Management and Leadership Forum
Tuesday 10 November 8-9pm
Debate Unpredictable shifts: Should the RCN commission a full review on the effects of unpredictable shifts patterns on the nursing workforce and the impact on patient safety.
Proposed by the RCN UK Safety Representatives’ Committee

To book your place for a debate or event, please follow the links above.