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Advice and support for RCN members

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

Our practical online advice can help you resolve your workplace problems, and more.

Search our advice guides

They'll answer many of your questions about work. 

Statements, investigations and discipline

Find out what to do, and how we can help, if you are involved in an incident at work.

RCN indemnity scheme

Learn more about the RCN indemnity scheme and whether it applies to you.

Maternity, work and family

Learn about maternity leave and pay, your rights as a pregnant worker, family friendly hours and time off. 

Sick leave and sick pay

Learn about your sick pay entitlements, prepare for meetings with your employer and find ways to deal with work-related stress.

Bullying, harassment and stress

Find out how to tackle bullying at work, or deal with accusations of bullying.

Your contract

Get answers to your contract questions including handing in your notice and whether your employer can change your contract.

Professional practice

You can access advice and information on clinical topics such as medicines managementimmunisationcaring for older people and advance practice standards.

Need to know more about revalidation? We're here to help

Healthcare assistant, assistant practitioner or trainee nursing associate? Find professional resources here

Contact the advice team online

We are here to help.  

Questions about your membership?

Find out how to change your personal details, find your membership number, subscribe to or change an RCNi journal, claim tax relief, and more. 

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 and more.    

Careers Service

Get help with writing your CV, preparing for interviews, planning your career and more.


Advice and support for those experiencing circumstances that impact on their finances.


Get support with personal or work related issues such as stress, depression or relationship breakdown.

Peer support

Join this group to give and receive support on health and disability issues.


If you're an RCN member already in the UK, you can get free, confidential support and assistance on immigration issues.

Welfare Service

Get expert support and advice on benefits, tax credits, debt, and housing.

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