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About us

Extending from Scarborough to Sheffield and from Huddersfield to Hull, the RCN in Yorkshire and the Humber represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies on behalf of some 32,000 members across the region.

We undertake a wide range of activities to both promote the value of nursing to society and to support our members - from registered nurses to health care assistants and nursing students. You can find out more about RCN branches and officers working in Yorkshire and the Humber, along with information and contact details for RCN staff and council members on these pages.

RCN Yorkshire & The Humber - by your side and on your side

The backbone of our support for members is provided by our regional RCN representatives - volunteers who ensure that members are treated fairly, and with dignity and respect in the workplace. Our regional staff, which includes professional RCN officers and legal advisers, provide RCN members with support and help if required.

As well as having free access to a wide range of professional and educational resources, such as the RCN e-library, members also have access to RCN Direct, which offers free telephone advice to members from 8.30am to 8.30pm, 365 days a year on 0345 772 6100.

Professional support for you

We promote learning and development through conferences, events, programmes and publications. As the voice of nursing, we campaign for nurses to safeguard your interests. If you're not a member of the RCN, then join today.

Heath care assistants and assistant practitioners

Health care assistants and assistant practitioners are valued members of the nursing team and play a crucial role in delivering health care across all sectors and in many specialities. Whether you're a care worker, health care support worker, nursing auxiliary or assistant practitioner, our broad membership criteria means you can join the RCN.