The Royal College of Nursing is the world’s largest nursing union and professional body. We represent more than 435,000 nurses, student nurses, midwives and health care assistants in the UK and internationally who work part-time and full time. Our members work in the NHS, local government, schools and the independent sectors
The RCN is a membership organisation of more than 435,000 registered nurses, midwives, health care assistants and nursing students. We are both a professional body, carrying out work on nursing standards, education and practice, and a trade union.
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|Staff Side Chair and Lead Rep for RCN
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|Krysette Bernadette Quirk
|Health and Safety Rep
Our membership fees are very competitive
HCA’s/AP’s (all Bands 1-4) from £4:10 per month Join today Health practitioner membership | Royal College of Nursing Tel: 0345 772 6100
Training Associates from £3.28 per month Join today at RCN Membership | Royal College of Nursing Tel: 0345 772 6100
All Registered Nurses (Band 5 upwards) from £16:40 per month Join today at RCN Membership | Royal College of Nursing Tel: 0345 772 6100
Whether you're a nurse, midwife, HCA, AP or student, you can get a huge range of benefits when you join the RCN with RCN Extra.
As a RCN member you can visit our online advice pages Member support services | Royal College of Nursing for help on a range of issues or contact us for confidential advice and support.
RCN Direct is a telephone advice line open from 8.30am to 8.30pm seven days a week, 365 days a year . Contact RCN Direct on 0345 772 6100
We represent the professional interests of nursing staff working in the public, private and voluntary sectors.
We are on the NHS Staff Council, which negotiates pay, terms and conditions for NHS staff. We are represented in social partnership arrangements in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Our stewards, safety reps and learning reps represent members across the UK and are supported and supervised by employment relations officers.
We offer our members free, confidential advice and support on employment matters, career development, immigration, welfare and more. We support and protect the diversity of the nursing profession by actively promoting inclusion. Our Diversity Champions programme is designed to give members the skills to make sure their organisations are inclusive. We provide accredited reps with the tools to challenge discrimination in the workplace.
We lobby governments and other bodies across the UK to develop, influence and implement policy that improves the quality of patient care.
Through our campaigns, we encourage health care officials and elected representatives to recognise the importance of nurses, health care assistants and nursing students to outcomes for patients.
We provide expert advice to parliamentarians on developing healthcare policies through legislation, select committees, all-party parliamentary groups and parliamentary briefings, and attend all of the major UK party conferences. We have no ties to any political party and we take pride in our political independence.
Join the UK's largest union and professional body for nursing
Whether you're a nurse, midwife, HCA, AP or student, you can get a huge range of benefits when you join the RCN.
Join the RCN today at rcn.org.uk