Foundation at RCN Congress 2021

RCN Congress 2021 

This year’s RCN Congress is taking place between Saturday 18 and Monday 20 September 2021. There will be a virtual exhibition running across the weekend where RCN Foundation staff will be on hand throughout the day to answer any questions you might have on our work and how we support the nursing and midwifery teams across the UK. 

Registering for Congress

Registration for Congress is now open. You do not have to be an RCN member to participate in Congress. To book, please visit this link. You can also contact the RCN directly by calling 02920 546460 or emailing

RCN Foundation Fringe Event at Congress

The RCN Foundation, in partnership with the RCN Nurses in Management and Leadership Forum, is delighted to host 
“The Courage of Compassion- giving nurses a voice to lead” 
Fringe Event on Saturday 18 September 12.45-13.15“

A year on from the publication of The Courage of Compassion (West et al., 2020), the mental health and emotional wellbeing of nurses and midwives continues to be a significant challenge (Health and Social Care Committee, 2021). 

This fringe will explore the effectiveness of the ABC (Autonomy, Belonging, Contribution) framework of core working needs (Stone et al., 2009) on the mental health and emotional wellbeing of nurses and midwives. The event will review progress made against the key recommendations of the report, considering how compassionate and inclusive leadership can give nurses a voice to influence leadership styles across the profession.

To sign up visit