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RCN Northern Ireland 

The RCN is the largest professional association and trade union for nurses, nursing assistants and nursing students. We campaign on issues of concern to nursing and patients, influencing health policies and promoting excellence in nursing practice on behalf of our members.

Northern Ireland


All members belong to an RCN branch. Branches work across the HSC, independent, private and voluntary sectors to deliver services to members and provide opportunities for members to participate in, shape and influence the work of the RCN.

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Safe staffing saves lives - support nursing staff in Northern Ireland

Please show your support and sign our petition to demand safe staffing and equal pay for nursing staff in Northern Ireland.

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Important information

When signing our petition, you may notice that there is an option to contribute to Change.org and promote their petitions to a wider audience. You are not under any obligation to contribute to this and we wanted to be clear that the money does not go to the Royal College of Nursing. We are not being charged for the cost of hosting the petition. Further information can be found here.


  • RCN Northern Ireland, 17 Windsor Avenue, Belfast, BT9 6EE
  • 028 90 384 600 or 0345 772 6100
  • ni.board@rcn.org.uk

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Page last updated - 03/02/2020