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HCA network

Join our regional network

The RCN is the only union in the UK that specialises in supporting those who work in nursing. We ensure that your voice is heard, your interests as a health care assistant are represented, you can connect with your colleagues and support is available if and when you need it.

In the West Midlands, as well as providing you with legal and workplace advice and representation and a wealth of resources and opportunities to develop your knowledge, skills and practice, we have established a network of health care assistants to ensure we understand the issues that matter to you and to enable you to share experiences and ideas with other HCAs.
If you’re an HCA in the West Midlands, we would be delighted to welcome you to our network.
The network will meet three times a year, and from September 2018 we will be taking the meetings 'on the road', with events being held in a variety of workplaces across the West Midlands.

Each meeting has two main objectives:
  • to offer you a professional development session, and
  • to hear about the issues that you and your fellow HCAs face at work so these can be represented at the RCN's national Health Practitioner Committee by Phil White, an HCA who is your West Midlands representative on this forum.

In return we will ask you to encourage HCAs in your workplace to consider joining the RCN so there is an even stronger voice for HCAs in the West Midlands.

Do you want to host a HCA network event at your workplace?

It doesn't matter whether you're working in an acute, community, general practice or care home setting - if you're interested in hosting a HCA network event, please email to discuss how we can make this happen. 

Events in 2018

  • Saturday 10 March
  • Saturday 23 June
  • Wednesday 26 September - this event is a Health Care Assistant Development Event hosted by the RCN Birmingham East, North and Solihull branch. If you're interested in attending, you can book your place now.
Check the RCN West Midlands Events page for more information on venues, subjects and speakers.

Find out more

Contact the RCN West Midlands regional office on 0121 450 4300 or email

Page last updated - 16/10/2018