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We Care

Valuing our Health Care Support Workers

Our 'We Care' campaign shines a light on the outstanding contribution of health care support workers. Visit this page to get the latest campaign updates and find out about the value and benefits of becoming an RCN member.

HCAs, APs and TNAs

Find out what the RCN can offer you if you are working in the nursing team.

Health care support workers are among the most visible members of the health and social care workforce for patients and service users.

However, they are often the least visible in health and social care planning and policy.

The ‘We Care’ campaign recognises the high quality care and support health care support workers provide to patients and those requiring care.

The RCN hugely values the health care support workers for their contribution to support and care. We also hugely value their contribution as members of the RCN. 

Health care support workers can find out just what the RCN has to offer them - from workplace representation and support when it is needed to learning and development plus a whole lot more.

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The delivery of health care across Scotland is changing.

More care is being provided outside of hospitals, to be delivered in people's homes or as close to their home as possible.

Health care support workers play a pivotal role in delivering this vision - find out more in this short film celebrating the role of HCWSs.

Nursing beyond Nurses

Valuing our Health Care Support Workers


The RCN interviewed health care support workers working in different settings across Scotland to find out what they do and just why they find their role so rewarding.

Hear health care support workers describe in their own words just what it means to them to make such a valuable contribution to health and social care in Scotland's communities.

Learning resources for HCAs, APs and TNAs

Health care assistants (HCAs) and assistant practitioners (APs) are hugely valued members of the RCN and the nursing team.
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HPs: Your Career

Career resources for Health Practitioners, including HCAs, Assistant Practitioners, Nursing Associates and Support Workers.

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Page last updated - 05/10/2018