Informing health care support workers and sharing their stories

Uncharted territory

What’s it like to work as an assistant practitioner in a GP practice?

Knowing when to say no

Roz Hooper, from the RCN’s legal team, explains why you must speak out if you’re uncomfortable with work delegated to you

Valued, inspirational, professional

Meet the nursing staff supporting patients at a specialist cancer centre in south Wales

Promoting independence

Beth Cook and Sharon Thompson work in an innovative role helping patients regain their independence at home

Should we all be dementia friends?

Bernadine McCrory from the Alzheimer’s Society wants to change the way people think about dementia

Making a difference

Health practitioner members make brilliant reps

Congress firsts

Nursing’s liveliest and most action-packed conference is done and dusted for another year and health care assistants were at the centre of the action

Pre-diabetes: how to help others to help themselves

Health care assistants can support patients to make lifestyle changes that can lower the risk of pre-diabetes

A professional voice

Tracie Culpitt is ready to ensure the views of the whole nursing workforce are heard in the RCN

Taking the lead

Jean Dipple’s not prepared to sit back in the face of change. She's decided it's time to do more to promote the voice of HCAs and recognise their vital role in her workplace.

Nursing associates

What you need to know one year after the first trainee nursing associates started out

Delayed discharge

An older person's health can deteriorate rapidly due to hospital bedrest. HCAs will tackle the issue at RCN Congress

Reaching out

Steven Evans-Jones is passionate about self care and he's taking his message into his local rural community

There in your hour of need

HCAs are making a difference in their workplace as RCN reps

No place for bullies

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

Everyone's business

Advice for HCAs on supporting patients to talk about continence