RCN Congress

Congress 2021

RCN Congress 2021 will now take place from 18 to 20 September in Liverpool.

The situation with COVID-19 restrictions and large gatherings continues to change. Based on current projections, both RCN Council and the Agenda Committee believe that the September date will give members the best chance of meeting face to face. However, contingency plans are being developed for an online event.

Branch and forum committees should continue to select their voting members but bear in mind that Congress will be held in September, rather than May.

The Agenda Committee will agree timelines and publish further updates as the situation becomes more clear. Discussions also continue with the venue to explore extending the dates to run the usual four-day event, but for now members are asked to hold 18 to 20 September in their diaries.

The submission forms for fringe items and the agenda items will remain live on the website and the new deadlines for submitting agenda items for Congress 2021 is Friday 23 April at 12 noon.  

Branch and forum committees should continue to select their voting members but bear in mind that Congress may now move to September. We will publish further guidance when we know more about timelines.  

Read more about voting at Congress 

Read more about what happened at Congress 2019 and view some of our previous debates in the RCN archive.

Congress 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) did not go ahead with Congress 2020 in Liverpool this year. 

The Agenda Committee instead selected a number of the debates and events from the 2020 Congress programme which took place online throughout the rest of the year. Find out more about our #RCN2020 programme of events and debates.

RCN Council published the Independent Governance Review Report on Thursday 11 June as planned. 

The annual general meeting took place on 6 August.