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Nursing Support Workers' Day

23 November 2022

On 23 November we celebrated our third ever Nursing Support Workers’ Day.

It was a brilliant day with so many members, employers and the public joining us to celebrate the essential contribution nursing support workers make to nursing teams, patients, families and carers. 

Highlights from the day

Check out the highlights from the day in our Twitter Moment.

Listen to our podcast

Hear from Tara Johnson, a healthcare assistant working with children and young people at Torbay Hospital, and Richard Griffin, Professor of Healthcare Management at King’s College, London as they discuss the invaluable work of nursing support workers.

Nursing behind locked doors 

“I don’t think about why the prisoners are here. I just focus on the patient in front of me.”

Debra has worked as an HCA in a prison for the past 10 years. Read more about her integral role and the essential care she provides. 

A prison fence

“Labels don’t define you”

“To do this job you have to care, have a range of skills and want to make people smile."

Read about the essential role Tara plays in ensuring children with additional needs get the right care during visits to the emergency department. 

A nurse sitting on a couch with toys on a table

“Nursing support workers are worth their weight in gold” 

Our Nursing Support Workers’ Day film shines a light on just how vital nursing support workers are to not just their colleagues and the teams they work in, but also the patients they care for. Please watch and share our film to continue recognising their invaluable contribution throughout the year.