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RCN advice, support and representation

For many people, the peace of mind which trade union membership brings is itself worth the cost of monthly subs.

As a single-issue trade union whose sole focus is the nursing workforce, the RCN is better placed than any other trade union in the UK to provide expert advice, support and workplace representation to nurses, nursing support workers and student nurses.

An enormous strength of the RCN is in its combined role as trade union and professional body. Our expertise across all areas of nursing - clinical practice, policy, standards and employment relations - puts us in a unique position to shape the profession, influence policy makers and support many hundreds of thousands of nursing staff who are delivering care.

"I've been blown away by the care and support I've been offered. I couldn't be more impressed with the speed and efficiency of the service."

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Over the last 12 months:

55,037 phone/live chat queries answered
18,949 emails answered

Member Support Services

As an RCN member, you can get free, confidential advice, representation and support on a range of issues that affect you at home and at work.

This includes support on careers, counselling, immigration, health/disability issues, benefits, tax credits, debt, and housing.

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"Amazing service as always. Not only with the required help but also the peace of mind that you are supported."

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"From the point in which I contacted the RCN for assistance they have been nothing but helpful, supportive and reassuring."

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"Thank you for your unwavering and unconditional support to me all throughout the case process. You have never ceased to speak and offer your time to listen whenever I call. Your professionalism, kindness and understanding is always felt. Thanks to you I can continue with a career I love"

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Get Help

Whether you're employed by the NHS or the independent sector, an agency worker, self-employed or a student member, you can get help and guidance here.

Legal support

Our specialist legal teams can support and represent you as an RCN member. Find out more about the help we give with NMC referrals, police matters, personal injury, wills and more.

Become a member of the RCN

Join the world's largest union and professional body for nursing.

Join online or call our membership team on 0345 772 6100.
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