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RCN International Nursing Research conference and exhibition 2017

When: 05 Apr 2017 - 07 Apr
Where: University of Oxford Examination School, 75-81 The High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BG

Within the overarching theme of ‘influencing’, delegates will debate how research influences policy and political decision making. Using a range of formats, the extensive oral and poster programme will stimulate discussion on areas such as research methodology, patient experience, workforce issues, nursing policy and practice.

Final Programme   Flyer/booking form    Why should I attend? 

To register for this event please fill in and return the booking form, or call our friendly registrations team on +44 (0) 2920 546 460 if you wish to obtain the presenter rate or if you wish to book two days attendance only. 

Breaking programme news - panel members announced for 'Focussing on influencing' question time

Friday 7 April 3.35- 4.15pm 

Panel members: Lara Carmona, Associate Director - Policy, International and Parliamentary, Royal College of Nursing; Jane Ball, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton; Sally Kendall, Professor of Community Nursing and Public Health, University of Kent; Dr Abigail Masterson, Abi Masterson Consulting Ltd.

Chair: Jane Hughes, Deputy Director of Communications and Campaigns, Royal College of Nursing

New for 2017

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Conference programme available here.
Book of abstracts available here.

Keynote speakers confirmed for 2017

Keynote speaker biographies available here.

Trish Greenhalgh OBE, Professor of primary Care Health Sciences, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, UK
Jane Ball, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, UK
Sally Kendall, Professor of Community Nursing and Public Health, University of Kent, UK

Conference information

All registrations and pricing queries should be directed to the events registrations team.

We recommend attending all three days to maximise learning and networking time however, if you are unable to, a one or two day rate is available, see below.

How to book

Telephone bookings: +44 (0)29 2054 6460 

Email a completed booking form to

By post: see address details on booking form

Conference fees (ex.VAT)

Prices held for the fourth consecutive year

RCN member or international Non RCN member
Delegate rate
Full 3 day conference £375 (+VAT) £485 (+VAT)
2 days £300 (+VAT) £388 (+VAT)
1 day £225 (+VAT) £291 (+VAT)
Presenter rate (paper, poster, symposia, fringe)
Full 3 day conference £315 (+VAT) £410 (+VAT)

* If you wish to book the presenter rate or two days attendance please telephone +44 (0)29 2054 6460

  • all presenters are offered a discounted presenter rate - equivalent to 15% off the full three day conference fee. 
  • all international delegates are entitled to the RCN member rate at this conference
  • other discounts are available on conference fees including group discounts for three or more delegates (please see the discounts section below)
  • all prices are exclusive of VAT which will be charged at 20%
  • onsite registrations at the event will be subject to a 10% increase.

Additional discounts

  • nursing student (pre-registration only)/ associate retired/ HCA / AP: 40% discount
  • accredited RCN rep: 25% discount
  • RCN credit card: £15 discount
  • groups of 3 or more: 10% discount when booked together
  • only one discount can be used for each booking
  • discounts do not apply for accommodation

Travel to the venue

The Oxford Examination Schools has very good transport links, whether travelling by plane, bus or train. Buses from Heathrow and Gatwick stop directly outside the venue as does the Oxford Tube (coach service) from London. Click here to view more information.


There is a range of accommodation available in Oxford from university halls to hotels and bed & breakfasts. As a lot of the city centre is owned and managed by the university, a university hall of residence may offer the best located and best priced accommodation as well as an authentic Oxford experience.

You can book a room at a range of colleges direct via the following online service; these range from simple study bedrooms at £37 per night to four person apartments at £225 per night.

Alternatively, Experience Oxfordshire offer an accommodation service. How to contact:

Call +44 (0)1865 686430 (option 2 – accommodation) or email


Exhibit with the RCN and reach your target audience!

The RCNs International Nursing Research Forum Conference and Exhibition gives you an unrivalled opportunity to connect with researchers from diverse clinical and academic backgrounds.

Exhibitors include: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR); Research Quality Association; Sage Publishing; Routledge; Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences; Wiley

There are a number of ways for you to be involved in the exhibition giving you the opportunity to network and raise your profile within this nursing arena. For exhibition packages and sponsorship opportunities, please download the sales brochure or contact Mark Wilkins on 01442 870143 or email

Availability is limited and so spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Abstract Management System

Presenters can log into the Abstract Management System here to view previously submitted abstracts and results.

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Event Contact

Jane Edey
Conference and Events Organiser
Tel: 02076473578