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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.

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The RCN Congress and AGM will soon be here!

This year the Annual General Meeting will be held during RCN Congress, on 15 – 19 June at the Arena Convention Centre (ACC) Liverpool. For those who have never been to Congress there are discussions and debates in the main hall and a range of professional and educational events and workshops throughout the days and evenings. There is a huge exhibition, opportunities to network and meet like-minded people and a chance to have your voice heard.

We have taken note of your feedback and this year the main programme contains debates and events that are relevant to HCAs, APs and every member of the nursing team.  We would love to see you there! To find out more about RCN Congress visit http://www.rcn.org.uk/newsevents/congres

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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.


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