Active Care Group and Royal College of Nursing (RCN) sign partnership learning agreement

Active Care Group and Royal College of Nursing (RCN) sign partnership learning agreement


We are delighted to announce that Active Care Group and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) have signed a partnership learning agreement which will support the creation of up to ten RCN learning representative roles at Active Care Group.

This new partnership means RCN members working at Active Care Group will now benefit from the support of access to learning and development resources to help them grow their skills and further their nursing careers.

As a result of this new partnership RCN learning representatives will:

  • support other RCN members in planning and managing their learning and development
  • help to develop training by negotiating and supporting continued professional development within Active Care Group
  • organise events such as seminars, study days and workshops, either with employers or local RCN branches
  • keep up to date with learning opportunities and promote information, resources, and support which is available to current RCN members.

RCN National Officer with the independent sector, Irene Murray, said:

“I am delighted at this new partnership which will help the development of nursing staff at Active Care Group. Nursing is a continuing developing profession, and this new commitment will play a key role in helping staff to grow their skills.

“The new RCN learning representatives at Active Care Group will play a pivotal role in sharing and signposting our members and their health care colleagues to a wealth of RCN learning resources.”

Group Head of Nursing at Active Care Group, Aimee Dunn, said:

“Taking this overall approach to learning and development will make a huge difference to colleagues across our Group. Anything we can do to promote continued learning is only ever going to be positive. It will also benefit our clients and service users, helping to improve standards of patient safety and the care they receive. Further embedding our vision which is to ensure those with the most complex problems are surrounded by the collaborative, holistic and expert care they require and the kindness they deserve, to live a brighter future and their best lives.”

RCN learning representative, Arianne Shephard, said:

“Becoming an RCN Learning Rep ignited my passion for nursing and made me feel part of the nursing family. It reminds you of all that we can achieve as nurses and how we can influence and change things for the better. Becoming a Learning Representative is an exciting opportunity to embrace a role which help others learn, grow, and develop in person and as practitioners.”