Su Hickman

Undervalued and overlooked as a nursing associate: why I left the NHS

Without a clear career pathway, others may also feel they’ll be stuck on band 4 forever

Nursing associates in training

I’m proud to be training as a nursing associate – and let me tell you why

Misunderstood role is no mere stepping stone – it has a distinctive place in the nursing team

illustration shows nursing support worker standing between opposing boxing gloves in red and blue

Nursing associates and assistant practitioners: let’s end the needless rivalry

These nurse support roles are similar but different, and deserve equal respect