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You have a crucial role in this election

 Janet Davies 3 May 2017 Chief Executive and General Secretary

Ask your candidate to improve, value and invest in nursing.

Hands put voting ballot papers in box
This June, you have the chance to vote for your next representative in Parliament.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll see all political parties set out their vision for health and social care for the next five years.

However, you need to understand the important part you can play in this election.

It’s a fantastic opportunity to get your voice heard, and to make sure candidates hear what matters most to nursing staff.

You have the power to shape the debate.

Now more than ever, it is important that you get involved, get political and use your vote.

If you’re not already registered, make sure you do so by Monday 22 May.

From improving patient care, to valuing nursing and investing in health and social care, these are the principles we think need utmost attention from all parties.
In the coming weeks, you may get the chance to speak directly to your local prospective parliamentary candidates (PPC).

If you meet your PPC at a local surgery or they come to your door, why not ask their view on our manifesto asks?

You, your colleagues and your patients will be impacted by the outcome of this election on 8 June.

Read our manifesto and engage with your local representatives – this is your chance to hold all political parties to account.
Janet Davies

Janet Davies

Former RCN Chief Executive & General Secretary

Janet began her nursing career in Manchester and gained experience in acute, mental health and community settings. She later moved into director of nursing roles, where she obtained experience in leadership, before being RCN Chief Executive & General Secretary from 2015 to August 2018.

Read the RCN manifesto

We've outlined our health and care priorities.

Page last updated - 05/09/2018