Royal College of Nursing publishes findings of investigation into its organisational culture

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has published the findings of an investigation, undertaken by Bruce Carr KC, into its organisational culture. The report is currently available to all RCN members. A copy of the report has been shared with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

The extensive review explores 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.

Following the publication of the report, the RCN General Secretary and Chief Executive Pat Cullen pledged to “overhaul” the organisation:

“The College owes Bruce Carr KC a debt of gratitude for the time he has taken to produce a report of such detail, breadth and quality.

Where behaviours have fallen short in the past, I apologise today on behalf of the entire RCN. I will hold this report close as I redouble efforts to overhaul this College and give members the strong, professional and genuinely representative organisation they deserve.”

The findings of the investigation have been reported in the press, including The Guardian.

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