Independent health and social care in Northern Ireland
Many of our members in Northern Ireland are employed in independent health and social care (IHSC). This includes all members working in settings outside the HSC, such as nursing homes, independent hospitals, nursing agencies, hospice services, general practices and more.
As the voice of nursing, we’re committed to connecting, engaging and representing nursing staff, no matter what sector or setting you’re employed in. This page signposts to useful information and resources about IHSC in Northern Ireland. For more general information about IHSC across the UK, please see our ‘Nursing across independent health and social care’ page.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact Brenda Rushe, our Lead Nurse for Independent Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland, at Brenda.Rushe@rcn.org.uk.
IHSC networks in Northern Ireland
Our member-led networks in Northern Ireland provide professional networking opportunities and support for members in IHSC. This includes the Primary Care Network, the Independent Sector Nurse Managers Network (ISNMN) and the Independent Sector School Nurses Network. For more information, join our Independent Sector Network Facebook group or contact Brenda Rushe at Brenda.Rushe@rcn.org.uk.
6 Dec 2023
Connie Mitchell, Manager of Aughnacloy Nursing Home, tells us how Jack Russell pups Sidney and Stanley have brought joy to both residents and staff at the home.
23 Nov 2023
Rebecca Watkins, a Health Care Assistant for adults with learning disabilities, discusses what being a Nursing Support Worker means to her.
23 Nov 2023
Louise Devlin, Senior Health Care Assistant at Aughnacloy Nursing Home, tells us what being a Nursing Support Worker means to her.
17 Oct 2023
I am proud to say that my journey to achieving change in nursing homes has resulted in recognition of my hard work and dedication. I was honoured to receive the RCN NI Independent Sector Runner-Up Award.
3 Oct 2023
My role as Independent Health and Social Care Lead Nurse at RCN Northern Ireland role is exciting and diverse.
Page last updated - 06/02/2024