RCNi Roundtable events

Connecting you to the nursing community

RCNi Roundtables are an effective way to build relationships with senior nurses, allied healthcare professionals and other relevant stakeholder organisations, who are experts in their field of practice.

At RCNi, we have a wealth of healthcare knowledge across a wide range of therapy areas. Through our journals, digital platforms and association with the Royal College of Nursing, we have unique access to nurses who will bring essential experience and expertise to any discussion.

Whether you’re looking to build your knowledge before launching into a new therapy area or wish to support the development of education around a specific topic, RCNi Roundtable events are the ideal opportunity to connect with the nursing community.

Why support an RCNi Roundtable event?

We’ll organise all the logistics and work with you to agree a topic outline and achievable outcomes from the roundtable discussion. We can source and select the contributors for the roundtable event or work with you to create the group of experts.

  • Position your organisation as a thought leader in a specific therapy area
  • Gain deeper insight into your target audience’s views
  • Network with leading experts and stakeholder groups
  • Publish and disseminate post roundtable content on your chosen topic through our range of leading nursing journals

What’s included in an RCNi Roundtable event?

Venue hire and refreshments

8-15 panellists with expertise in the clinical area

Dedicated RCNi event manager and attendee liaison

Report coverage in leading RCNi Journals and online

Up to 3 hours of discussion time

Discussion chaired by a field expert

Comprehensive event branding

Dedicated photographer on site

Post-event attendee satisfaction survey

Report promotion in relevant RCNi communications

Case Study:
Cancer Research UK

Before the event

Following an initial scoping discussion with RCNi’s team, Cancer Research UK decided to focus the discussion around bringing CRNs and CNSs together to support recruitment of patients to trials and to improve support for patients when leaving a trial.

Key questions to facilitate the discussion were then identified and included:

  • What are the challenges around CNSs discussing clinical trials with patients?
  • How could a closer CRN/CNS relationship overcome these challenges and support recruitment and consent of patients to trials?
  • How could a closer CRN/CNS relationship improve support for patients coming off trials? i.e. to ensure appropriate hand-over and minimise patient distress/ feelings of abandonment
  • How can CRNs and CNSs work together to cultivate more of a research culture and sense of teamwork locally?

On the day

RCNi assembled a panel of 14 nursing professionals which included 10 expert practitioners specialising in cancer care, leading academics and researchers in this field and a representative from Cancer Research UK itself.

Case studies of both good and bad working relationships between CRNs and CNSs were discussed and by the end of the two-hour event, key recommendations had been highlighted for building positive local relationships to improve patient recruitment & ensure appropriate support for patients leaving trials.

Post-event activity

The discussion on the day generated a seven-page report communicating the panel’s key findings, alongside an editorial write-up, with promotion across print and digital channels:

7,871 social media impressions within the first month

Report sent to 4,580 print and digital RCNi Journal subscribers

Seen by 70,957 readers in RCNi e-newsletters

80,000+ made aware of the findings from the event

“This was a really good event with lots of best practice shared and practical, take-home message”
Lisa Berry, editor of Cancer Nursing Practice

RCNi Roundtable Sponsor Opportunities

Standard rates to organise an RCNi Roundtable event start at £15,000

To discuss your individual objectives and how an RCNi Roundtable event could work for you, please contact our team for an informal discussion.

Additional event extras:

  • Live streaming and/or filming of the event: £7,500
    This cost includes editing and hosting the recorded footage on Nursing Standard and other relevant RCNi Journal websites.
  • Event networking drinks: £5,000
    Depending on your attendees, some roundtables are best held in the late afternoon and a post-discussion drinks reception is an excellent way to say thank you and create valuable networking opportunities.
  • Alternate event locations
    Due to travel costs of our editorial and events team and varying venue costs, if you wish to hold your RCNi Roundtable event outside of London, an additional cost may be applicable.

Additional post-event extras:

After your RCNi Roundtable event has taken place and the report has been published, these options offer first-hand engagement to a wider audience and allow nurses to interact directly with the report’s findings:

  • Live Twitter chat hosted via Nursing Standard: £2,500
    A live chat, marketed in advance, to give readers the chance to pose questions via Twitter to the roundtable attendees about the report and their findings.
  • Live or pre-recorded webinar: £10,000 - £20,000
    A live or pre-recorded webinar including two or three roundtable attendees to give the nursing community the chance to engage with the original discussion and raise the profile of the report. Price dependent on the scale of the webinar.
  • Featured podcast episode: £2,500
    An episode of the Nursing Standard Podcast series dedicated to discussing the report and its findings.