How we support our members
At the Royal College of Nursing, our sole focus is the nursing workforce. This makes us better placed than any other UK trade union to provide expert advice, support and workplace representation to nurses, nursing support workers and student nurses.
Our expertise covers all areas of nursing, from clinical practice and policy, to standards and employment relations. This puts us in a unique position to shape the profession, influence policy makers and support hundreds of thousands of nursing staff who are delivering care.
Emotional and practical support
As an RCN member, you can get free, confidential help and advice on a range of issues that affect you at home and work. This includes:
- career coaching
- immigration advice
- support with health/disability issues
- advice on benefits, tax credits, debt, and housing
Over the past 12 months
Guidance on workplace issues
We're nursing legal experts. We provide advice and representation on a range of workplace legal issues, including:
- public inquiries
Our in-house legal team - the largest of any union in the UK - has a proven record of achieving excellent outcomes for members. Statistics show year-on-year that a member is likely to get a better outcome before their regulator when represented by the RCN.
Our 2022 legal victories for members
"Thank you for your unwavering and unconditional support throughout the case process. Thanks to you I can continue with a career I love"