Caring for you while you care for others
Health care assistants (HCAs) and assistant practitioners (APs) are hugely valued members of the RCN and the nursing team. Although there are a wide range of titles used to describe these roles, we have chosen to encompass all of these under the titles HCA and AP.
Look on the left hand side of this page for topics that interest you, and see below for a full listing of the content.
We always appreciate receiving your views and feedback, so please contact us and share your stories!
The talent for care: a national consultation on a NHS bands 1-4 workforce strategy
The support in training and development of the Bands 1-4 Workforce in England has been identified as a core objective in the Health Education England Mandate. (April 2013 to March 2015) . HEE has launched a consultation which is open to all members of staff to complete. Find out more in our NEWS item http://www.rcn.org.uk/development/health_care_support_workers/news
Wherever you work, we would encourage you to share this widely with your colleagues so that your views are heard.
The consultation closes on 24 March 2014
Health care support workers can join the RCN in our health practitioner membership category, and enjoy the huge range of benefits on offer. Find out more and urge your colleagues to join today.
- Accountability and delegation
- RCN Direct online advice
- Record keeping
- Nursing practice issues
Working in health care support
- More about working in health care including how to become an assistant pracitioner or a health care assistant.
- Education and training
- Scholarships and awards
- The RCN HCA and AP Network
- Become an RCN representative
- Become a five-minute activist
- Join an RCN forum
- Become a diversity champion