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We recognise the importance of the role of nursing in adult social care and the need to offer employers appropriate support. 

We’re the leading source of workforce intelligence for adult social care in England and our work includes providing statistics and reports about the contribution of nurses to the sector. This can help employers and strategic bodies make informed decisions about the nursing workforce.

We also provide a range of resources from guidance, webinars, and networking groups to support employers and nurses as well as newsletters to keep up to date with news and events from the sector.

Upcoming events

International Nurses Day - 12 May 2024: We’re celebrating nursing in social care 

As part of our celebrations, we're hosting an online event to celebrate all things social care nursing, with people who draw on care and support from all fields of practice. You’ll hear from Deborah Sturdy the Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care followed by stories from people working in the sector.

Whether you’re an adult nurse, mental health nurse, children's nurse, or a nursing associate working in adult social care this session is for you. This is an opportunity to come together and leave with a shared value of nursing in social care.

Online event details: 

Friday 10 May 2024 | 11:00 – 11:45 | Zoom


Nursing recruitment and retention toolkit webinar series

Recruiting and retaining the nursing workforce within the social care sector is now more important than ever. We have two webinars covering opportunities for restorative clinical supervision and developing the nursing associate role in social care. These webinars are designed for those invested in the social care nursing workforce and with input from key stakeholders will explore best practices in both topics.


Online event details: 


Wednesday 15 May 2024 | 13:00 – 13:45 | Zoom

Wednesday 12June | 13:00 – 13:45 | Zoom

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Updated information and support needed for your role as a registered nurse during the pandemic.