RCN Congress
14 May 2009
Held at Harrogate International Centre
The theme for this year's event is Counting on Care and its choice reflects how nursing is key to both public health and to service delivery. Patients count on the skills and compassion of nurses; the Government counts on their hard work and dedication; and communities count on their professional expertise and spirit of public service. We’ll be broadcasting all plenary sessions from Harrogate live and all the content will be archived on both our site and the RCN.
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  • Programme
    Sir Michael Parkinson
    Keynote address - WEDNESDAY

    Prime Minister Gordon Brown MP
    Keynote address - MONDAY

    Prime Minister Gordon Brown MP
    Question and answer session - MONDAY

    Rt Hon David Cameron MP Leader of the Conservative Party
    Keynote address - MONDAY

    Rt Hon David Cameron MP Leader of the Conservative Party
    Question and answer session - MONDAY

    Maura Buchanan President, RCN
    Opening address - SUNDAY

    Awards ceremony
    SUNDAY

    What the papers say
    - MONDAY

    Peter Carter
    keynote address

    A uniform approach? (R)
    - MONDAY

    Eat well, stay well (M)
    - MONDAY

    What the papers say
    - TUESDAY

    Points of order
    Morning session 2 Tuesday

    Nowhere to go (R)
    - TUESDAY

    Session 1
    Statement and points of order

    ISA - for better or worse? (M)
    - TUESDAY

    HR - a positive contribution? (R)
    - TUESDAY

    There they go (R)
    - TUESDAY

    Agenda for change, changed agenda? (M)
    - TUESDAY

    Young hearts (R)
    - TUESDAY

    Debating session
    including the discussion and vote on changes to the Congress constitution

    Louise Christian - corporate manslaughter
    John Goodlad Memorial lecture - TUESDAY

    It's in the mix (R)
    - WEDNESDAY

    Green light for red light (R)
    - WEDNESDAY

    HPV vaccine for all (R)
    - WEDNESDAY

    RCN reps - what next?
    - WEDNESDAY

    Assisted suicide fringe meeting
    - WEDNESDAY

    Statement from Dr Peter Carter on indemnity insurance.
    - THURSDAY

    What the papers say
    - THURSDAY

    Leading change for nurse leaders (R)
    - THURSDAY

    Emergency resolution 23: Nurse or Police Officer
    - THURSDAY

    Foundation for a healthy future?
    - THURSDAY

    APs - who needs them? (R)
    - THURSDAY

    NHS Ltd - worth the price? (M)
    - THURSDAY

    Heath and social care
    Round table discussion - THURSDAY

    Waste not, want not (M)
    - THURSDAY

    Union matters (R)
    - THURSDAY

    A word for dyslexia (R)
    - THURSDAY

    Putting its house in order (M)
    - THURSDAY

    Diversity, equality, opportunity (R)
    - THURSDAY

    Millennium goals or own goals?
    - THURSDAY