Bruce Carr QC to conduct an independent review into Royal College of Nursing organisational culture

Bruce Carr QC has been instructed by the Royal College of Nursing [RCN] to conduct an independent review into their organisational culture.

The extensive review will explore the RCN’s decision making and accountability, financial management, equality and inclusion, management of departure of staff and elected members, allegations of sexual harassment, and the roles and responsibilities of staff and elected members.

Bruce Carr QC commented: “I’m committed to working sensitively with those in the RCN who may have been affected by these issues. Every member, no matter their role, wants to make sure the College is fit for purpose and is a worthy professional body and trade union for nursing staff. My review will be far-reaching and thorough, with recommendations made to enable the organisation to become a better, safer and more inclusive organisation in the future.”

Members of the RCN and RCN staff who wish to engage with the independent review can contact Bruce Carr QC directly at The closing date is 31 October 2021.

In 2014 he was commissioned by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Minister for the Cabinet Office to conduct an independent review into the law governing industrial Disputes.

Bruce Carr QC is ranked as a Star Individual by Chambers and Partners, who note that he is “widely recognised for his unbeatable expertise in industrial relations and trade union matters”.

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