Discussions about the safety of nursing staff and patients will also take centre-stage with members considering the effects of unpredictable shift patterns and whether the RCN should be lobbying all governments across the UK to take action to end "corridor care".
Delegates will also debate the implications and opportunities for NHS staff following the introduction of mental health first aiders into the workplace, and how patients and staff who are affected by demonstrations outside abortion clinics can be supported.
A number of important issues for the RCN will be discussed too, including whether the College should establish an England country board, the impact of our staffing for safe and effective care campaign, and the role and purpose of RCN Congress.
Chair of RCN Congress BJ Waltho said: “As ever, a huge range of topics will be debated at Congress. The agenda demonstrates some of the different issues that members deal with through their work and it shows that they feel strongly enough to put them forward for discussion.
“The issues emerging from Congress each year are vital in shaping the work carried out by the RCN.
“We look forward to hearing from voices from all sides of the debates in Liverpool so that we continue to ensure the views and experiences of our members are heard.”
RCN Congress 2020 takes place at the ACC in Liverpool from Sunday 7 June to Thursday 11 June. Details, including booking information, the full agenda and how to submit emergency agenda items, are available on our Congress webpages.