Registered Nursing Home Association

About us

Campaigning for high standards of care

Formed in 1968, the RNHA campaigns strongly for high standards in nursing home care. Our members are nursing home owners committed to delivering quality services to their patients.

Influence on Policy Makers

At a national level, we strive constantly to make Government and policy-makers aware of the key factors which will help or hinder nursing homes in meeting their patients' needs. As our Association is made up of people with practical experience in the delivery of residential nursing care, we believe our views are grounded in what is or is not feasible. 

Information for Professionals and the Public

We are a source of valuable information about the nursing home sector - both for our own members and for the general public. We produce a wide range of briefings, booklets and manuals on different aspects of nursing home management, as well as a magazine called Nursing Home News, which is published six times a year.

Through our active communications programme, we aim to foster an informed debate about the most effective ways of raising standards of nursing home care.

Education, Teaching and Research

Nursing homes care for highly dependent and, therefore, highly vulnerable people. Many of them have multiple nursing needs that require a high level of professional expertise and understanding. We are therefore committed to ensuring that all the staff working in our members' nursing homes enjoy opportunities for improving and updating their skills. For this purpose we organise educational and training days. We also promote and support research into the effectiveness of different approaches to caring for older people and those with disabilities.  

Access to Advice and Expertise

Nursing homes belonging to the RNHA are able to obtain advice and guidance on issues relevant to the smooth and effective running of their services. In this way, they benefit from the wealth of understanding which the combined membership of the association has accumulated from being involved in the operation of nursing homes across all parts of the United Kingdom. Our members also enjoy 24-hour access to legal and public relations expertise. 

Further Information

If you would like further information about the work of the RNHA, please write to: Frank Ursell, Chief Executive Officer, RNHA, Derek Whittaker House, Tunnel Lane, Off Lifford Lane, Kings Norton, Birmingham, B30 3JN or e-mail us at: info@rnha.co.uk or click here to view an Acrobat version of our latest brochure setting out the benefits of RNHA membership.


FAQs on nursing home care
At RNHA Head Office we receive many enquiries from nursing home owners, managers, patients, relatives and members of the public about a diverse range of issues.  To address these and more general queries we have created our FAQ section.

 frequently asked questions 

Nursing Home News
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