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Membership for Health Practitioners

Join the world’s largest union and professional body for nurses, health care assistants, assistant practitioners, nursing apprentices and trainee nursing associates

By joining the RCN, you’ll benefit both professionally and personally.

You’ll have access to workplace representation, the largest legal team of any UK union, a 365-days-a-year helpline, professional development, member discounts and much more all at an affordable rate.

See how by watching the videos below.

Benefits

Learning resources

Develop and grow with access to online learning resources, First Steps, local learning events and Europe’s largest nursing library.

Advice service

Our confidential advice service is there to help you with workplace issues, your career, welfare rights and more.

Career progression

Gain from one-to-one career advice, help with writing your CV and interview skills.

And more

Find out about the other ways our members have benefited from their RCN membership, from financial guidance to legal advice and much more.

Membership costs

 

 Monthly rate

*After tax relief 

 HCAs, APs and TNAs first year discount membership

 £4.10

 £3.28

 HCAs, APs and TNAs full membership

 £8.20

 £6.56

 HCAs, APs and TNAs voluntary break membership

 £4.10

 n/a**

 HCAs and APs retired membership

 £0.84

 n/a

* tax relief may vary depending on your tax situation

** however, tax relief is available if you are paying basic rate tax

Find out more about how you can claim tax relief on your RCN subscription.

Eligibility

To be eligible for Health Practitioner, you must work providing health or social care under the guidance and supervision of a registered nurse, midwife or health visitor and not be on a professional register (such as NMC or HCPC), unless it is a register held by the Scottish Social Council or the Northern Ireland Social Care Council.

Become a member

Not a health practitioner?

Nurse and midwife membership

Find out what the RCN can offer nurses and midwives.

Student nurse and midwife membership

Find out what the RCN can offer student nurses or midwives.