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RCN Wales Political Leadership Programme

Every year, RCN Wales offers a training opportunity for nurses to develop their influencing skills and expand their knowledge of how health and social care policy is made.

This course will appeal to those who want to:

  • understand the influence of politics on healthcare in Wales
  • influence change in health or social policy
  • develop strategies to shape policy
  • understand the history and context of devolution
  • gain the support of stakeholders
  • improve their leadership skills
Health and social care services in Wales are confronting a new Welsh Government and context of health and social care integration. Public services are facing tough choices in an age of austerity whilst an ambitious programme of Welsh legislation sets new goals for health and social policy. 

The course explores how the political environment sets the context for the individual practitioner and the organisation - and how you can influence that agenda. The case for organisations to invest in updating their political knowledge is a forceful one.

RCN Wales will be holding the annual two-day political leadership course for a limited number of participants on in late 2018.

The course will develop your influencing skills and expand your knowledge of how health and social policy are shaped in Wales. The course provides an invaluable insight to the Welsh political landscape and illustrates how policy is shaped by that context. It will encourage participants to engage with strategic policy and provides the tools for such engagement. 

This course includes a visit to the National Assembly itself, contributions from highly regarded guest speakers and networking opportunities.

To register your interest for 2018, please email 

For more information, contact Liz Newton at, or on 02920 680 737