The Royal School of Nursing has moved its upcoming annual convention on-line following “severe allegations of sexual harassment”.
The convention was resulting from be held in Liverpool for 3 days from 18 September.
The union – which represents some 465,000 well being staff – stated it was reviewing all safeguarding insurance policies and procedures “as a matter of urgency” following impartial authorized recommendation.
It didn’t present particulars of the allegations, however stated it took a “zero-tolerance strategy” always.
Carol Popplestone, chair of the RCN Council, stated: “We now have acted quick and took a unanimous resolution that protects all attendees.
“We all know that many members planning to attend had been wanting ahead to seeing one another in particular person for the primary time in two years.
“However this resolution was made with members’ security on the high of our minds. That’s what we’re right here to safeguard in any respect prices.
“I’m completely decided that Congress will nonetheless be its normal fascinating mixture of debates, occasions and speeches.
“Getting collectively nearly will not stand in the best way of that.”