Informing nursing support workers and sharing their stories

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

Restoring self-esteem

Two support workers have transformed lives and instigated a green revolution by giving service users on a mental health ward the chance to develop their skills in a woodshed.    

The demands of diabetes

Diabetes specialist Charlotte Gordon explains why the way we talk to people with diabetes is so important

Challenging perceptions

RCN member Jay has overcome huge obstacles to forge a fulfilling career as a radiology heath care assistant

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

Download the autumn issue of RCN Health+Care


Let's motivate

Support workers are leading a project to promote exercise for ensuring older adults with mental health challenges get the physical exercise they need to go back to the homes they love.

Right by their side

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