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. RCN Yorkshire and the Humber works hard to provide a seamless range of professional, educational, and legal services to our members. We work in collaboration with individuals and organisations who share our aspirations; and seek to develop and maintain partnership working between members and staff.
You can find out more about RCN branches and officers working in the area, along with information and contact details for RCN staff and council members.
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 members with support and help if required.
There are many benefits to becoming a full member of the RCN. As well as providing free access to a wide range of professional and educational resources, such as the RCN e-library, members have access to RCN Direct, which provides free telephone advice to members from 8.30am to 8.30pm, 365 days a year on 0345 772 6100.
Your membership includes indemnity protection of up to £3 million against claims of clinical negligence if you are at work or on a placement (conditions apply). This includes a 'good samaritan' clause to safeguard you if you go to the aid of someone who needs urgent medical attention when you are outside of work. There are some exclusions to this scheme which are detailed on our indemnity information pages.
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 already a member, then isn't it time you joined the RCN?
If you're not a member of the RCN, then join today.
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. We know that roles in health care are no longer defined by job titles. 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.
So, if your routine health or social care work is delegated to you by a registered nurse/midwife or you have a qualification in health and care level one of the National Qualifications Framework in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, or level three of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework in Scotland, you can join the RCN. Find out more.