Informing health care support workers and sharing their stories

Pressure ulcers: early inspection means early detection

Sarah Westcott shares her expert knowledge on how you can help in the fight against pressure ulcers

No place for bullies

Bullying can be devastating to experience and witness. How do you deal with it?

Nursing staff remember

Health care assistants serving in the army reflect on their essential roles as we remember the sacrifices of those who have died in conflict

Be somebody’s Beryl

RCN steward Hilary Nelson reflects on the huge impact health care support workers have had on her career

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Right by their side

Charlene talks about her role supporting patients through the ups and downs of fertility treatment

New role proves vital

Linda says her role is bringing benefits for patients and the multidisciplinary team

Motivating patients to get moving

Support workers are leading a project to promote exercise alongside medical intervention in an acute psychiatric hospital in Scotland

‘We’re essential to nursing and essential to the RCN’

Annette’s using her position on the nursing support workers’ committee to strengthen the voice of HCAs in the RCN

‘Every bump in the road is worth it’

Two members describe their journeys to becoming assistant practitioners and the benefits the hard work brings

Loud in Liverpool

Nursing support workers were a key part of the action at RCN Congress

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Speaking up for you

Evan Keir has been elected as your representative on RCN Council. We find out a little more about him and his plans 

Push yourself out of your comfort zone

Thinking about your next role? Linda Ewen talks about how she helps other support workers develop their careers

Look beyond assumptions

Ellan Corner explains why taking individual needs into account is so important when working with people with a learning disability