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Member Stories

Learning from member's lived experience of disability

RCN Peer Support member Ana speaking about her experiences

Ana's story

Hear from Ana as well as her line manager, Head of Nursing and RCN Officer about how an innovative approach to adjustments kept her in work and the benefits of this for all involved.
Peer Support member Jody

Jody's story

Hear Jody's story about the barriers she has faced during her nursing career and how her current employer got support right from interview onwards.                                                                                     
Peer Support Service Member Aileen

Aileen's story

Aileen talks about how the Peer Support Service has helped her and how she supports other members based on her lived experience of ill health and disability.              
Peer Support Service member Stuart

Stuart's story

Watch Community Health Care Support Worker Stuart discuss the changes needed for an inclusive health sector as he reflects on his nearly 30 years in the profession with lived experience of disability.
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Sammi's Story

Sammi is a nurse and she is Deaf. In this video she discusses reasonable adjustments, tackling disability at interview and gives tips for line managers and workplaces on how to be inclusive.     
Laura's face taken from her video story.

Laura's story

Laura shares her experiences of nursing with a diagnosis of MS. She describes her redeployment journey, tips for disclosing a disability and how the Peer Support Service can help. 

Photograph of Amelia taken from her video story

Amelia's story

Amelia shares her experience as a nurse with ADHD and Dyspraxia. She reflects on the value of promoting support and listening to lived experience at work.
An image of Kaynath taken from her video story.

Kaynath's story

Kaynath is a third year nursing student and is dyslexic. She shares her experiences of the degree and her advice for other neurodiverse students.
Photo of Lauren

Lauren's story

Lauren is an autistic nurse with diagnoses of EUPD, PTSD & depression. She shares the adjustments that help her at work and what makes her a great nurse.

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Share a success story

Use our form to share your reasonable adjustments success story 
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Neurodiverse RCN

Resources and information for ND nursing staff, their managers and supporters.
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Health Ability Passports

Read our guidance to documenting reasonable adjustments at work.