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Since 2010, we have been committed to supporting and strengthening nursing and midwifery across the UK and in turn, improving the health and wellbeing of the public.

Our support is available to every current and former nurse, midwife, and healthcare support worker, as well as students and nursing associates. Through our campaigns and investment in nursing-led research projects across the UK, we champion nursing and midwifery and have supported countless members of both professions.



A significant step: We've signed up to the Funder Commitment on Climate Change (FCCC), making a significant step in our commitment to tackling climate change. Funders who sign the commitment assume responsibility to address climate change in the funding space and commit to work together to rise to the challenge. By signing the commitment, we hold ourselves accountable in playing our part.


A first of its kind: We committed to invest over £700,000 over a five-year period to support and improve adult social care in the UK. The creation of the RCN Foundation Chair in Adult Social Care Nursing hosted by the University of Salford, is a role that will take a strategic lead in shaping research and education in adult social care at a local, national, and international level and will provide the building blocks for the next generation of adult social care nurses.

Award winning campaign: Here for Life is a social movement for nurses and midwives to show what they do and raise the awareness of the professions and the impact that they have on individual patients and clients and on wider society.

The campaign won ‘Healthcare Charities, Patient Associations & The NHS’ category at the PM Society Digital Awards as well as ‘Highly Commended’ in the Charitable Campaign of the Year category at the Communique Awards.


Investing in Neuro Rehabilitation: The development, funding, and delivery of the UK’s first-ever Postgraduate Certificate in Neurological Rehabilitation and Care, at the University of Edinburgh. For nurses to develop as advanced practitioners in the area of neurological rehabilitation for the of support young adults who have experienced an acquired brain injury (ABI) or stroke.

Climate Change

RCN Foundation becomes a signatory to the Funder Commitment on Climate Change

RCN Foundation makes a significant step in commitment to tackling climate change by signing up to the Funder Commitment on Climate Change (FCCC).

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University of Salford announced as host of the RCN Foundation Chair in Adult Social Care Nursing

Our Annual Lecture on 15 Nov, announced the host of the CASCN alongside the panel discussion on critical aspects of adult social care.

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The RCN Foundation win 2nd award for the Here for Life campaign!

On 14th September, the RCN Foundation attended the PM Society Digital Awards 2023 after being nominated in the ‘Healthcare Charities, Patient Associations & The NHS’ category. 


The RCN Foundation win at Communique Awards 2023

On 6 July, the RCN Foundation attended the Communique Awards 2023 following being shortlisted for three awards for the Here for Life campaign.

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Here For Life – a celebration of nurses and midwives

The RCN Foundation is proud to launch an exciting new social media campaign created in in partnership with the Chief Nursing Officers of the UK and Republic of Ireland.

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Nurse training to enhance care for brain injury survivors

A new online course has been developed at the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with the RCN Foundation to help nurses respond more effectively to the effects of neurological conditions.