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Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA)


RCN support

The RCN is committed to supporting members who work overseas for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA). SSAFA recognises the RCN as a trade union. The RCN can provide practical employment and professional information for members who work for SSAFA.

SSAFA nurses are generally employed under the Agenda for Change (AfC) terms and conditions

Disputes with your employer

If you are experiencing a workplace dispute you can access our advice guides but do call us if you require further support.

Defence Nursing Forum

Have you joined the Defence Nursing Forum? Members of the forum enjoy regular e-newsletters keeping them up to date with the latest news and forthcoming events. Each forum also has its own area on our website where you can network with others in your forum. To join go to the Defence Nursing Forum.

Further information

Although we are unable to provide representation if you are based outside of the UK, our working overseas guidance may be useful.

Professional practice

Read our advice on medicines management, immunisation, revalidation,  practice standards and mental health.

Search our advice guides

See our A-Z of advice. These guides will help you answer many of your questions about work. 

Need more help?

Call us on 0345 772 6100. We're here 8.30am to 8.30pm - seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Page last updated - 24/06/2019