Members of the Royal College of Nursing have voted to admit trained healthcare assistants and new types of nurse trainees, such as cadets, in a landmark vote. The move was supported by 78.1 per cent of members taking part in a month-long ballot and was unveiled at the RCN's annual general meeting in Cardiff last week. General secretary Christine Hancock welcomed the move as demonstrating nurses' 'commitment to modernisation and their ability to adapt to the demands of nursing today'.