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Our work

Our members, their roles, the employers and our region are all diverse.  Our work in the RCN South West aims to support our members in times of adversity, in times of challenge and every other day to enhance their work.

Our work is wide ranging but falls into three broad categories.

Advise, support and represent

We support our members through issues they experience at work, both individually and collectively.  

RCN staff and actvists offer expert advice and support to represent our members' interests in employment, legal and professional matters.


We support our members by influencing decision-makers such as employers, local councillors and MPs on issues relating to health.  

We also create opportunities and support members to engage in campaigning and influencing work.

Professional development

Every year we and our branches hold a range of learning events for registered nurses and nursing support workers from all sectors.  

We also develop our representatives with a comprehensive training and mentoring programme and host regular learning and development events for them.

RCN reps

Being a rep can be one of the most fulfilling activities you can undertake. Fully supported by the RCN at every turn, we will equip you with the skills and knowledge to represent your colleagues and your region.

Rep at chalkboard

Page last updated - 10/03/2020