This year’s Congress was cancelled due to social distancing rules.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has set its sights on moving its annual Congress to September.
Reflecting on members’ overwhelming desire for a face-to-face event, and taking into consideration the impact of COVID-19, the College’s Agenda Committee is currently exploring the option of moving Congress to September.
The College clarifies that May no longer seems a feasible option for members wanting to attend in person.
Those affected directly in the planning have been contacted with an extended branch selection deadline and changes to the agenda and fringe events.
This year’s Congress was cancelled due to social distancing rules and a concern about taking nurses away from the front line during the height of a pandemic.
Chair of RCN Congress BJ Waltho said: “The absence of Congress this year has emphasised what a vital event it is.
“Our members have had an incredibly challenging year, and the energy and camaraderie of Congress have been sorely missed.
“Our members deserve for 2021 to be the best Congress ever.
“So while we continue to work through the pandemic, and track the progress of the vaccination programme, planning is underway to make sure that’s exactly what our members can look forward to next year.”
The date for a September Congress is yet to be finalised.