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

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