Beating bedbound boredom

Assistant practitioner Rebecca is helping patients support their own health and wellbeing in hospital

Time for teams

Senior nursing support worker Michelle’s initiative to boost staff morale has had a positive impact on wellbeing across her organisation

Supporting mental health recovery in Belfast

Robin Kelly tells us about his dedicated and person-centred work with adults experiencing mental health problems

Making the difference

Learning disability champion Rea Pugh-Davies knows that even the smallest changes make a big difference to her patients 

Redeployed during COVID-19

Senior health care assistant Eileen Quinn was redeployed for nine weeks to a high dependency respiratory unit at the height of the pandemic  

Download the autumn 2020 issue of RCN Health+Care

Autumn 2020 issue of RCN Health+Care

Crisis support

Recovery support worker Jasmine Cottle reflects on her essential community mental health work over the last few months

Life and laughter in care homes

Stand-up comedian Pope Lonergan reflects on his return to a caring role during the COVID-19 pandemic

Think eyes

Nursing support workers play a pivotal role in identifying  and caring for people who are visually impaired

Trusted, needed, adaptable

Trainee nursing associates have shown their professionalism, flexibility and skills during the COVID-19 pandemic 

Nursing in a pandemic

Nursing support workers share their stories and advice in the midst of COVID-19

Download the spring 2020 issue of RCN Health+Care


Fighting for patients

We spoke to nursing support workers who joined the picket lines in Northern Ireland to demand safe staffing and fair pay

Blood, sweat and tears

Nursing support workers are in a great position to help women talk about the symptoms of the menopause without embarrassment

Time for a change?

The RCN has online career resources especially for nursing support workers, and we offer one-to-one career coaching over the phone as part of your membership