Informing health care support workers and sharing their stories

Patient champion

Hannah helps patients better understand what’s happening while they’re being treated on an adult mental health ward 

Let's talk about sex

While most young people are able to express their sexuality without fear of comment or ridicule, it’s not the same for everyone

Money matters

Too much month left at the end of your money? An updated RCN money guide gives nursing staff quick and easy access to advice

Regulation and recognition

Lindsay Cardwell says it’s time for assistant practitioners to be regulated

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

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.

A professional voice

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

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