Practice Nurses' Association
Welcome to the RCN Practice Nurses' Association.
If you're not yet a member of the Practice Nurses' Association, what are you waiting for? RCN members can join forums free of charge, and benefits include regular e-newsletters from the forum keeping you up to date on topics such as good practice and forthcoming events. Each forum also has its own area on the RCN's Discussion Zone where you can network with others in your specialty. To join just call RCN Direct on 0345 772 6100 - option 1.
We have put together a graphic view of what practice nurses do - it's a bit of everything - please have a look, download and print, and feel free to distribute to colleagues: The General Practice Nursing Tree (Word 211kb)
Big Launch of the Recovery Package
The RCN Practice Nurse association is proud to be a member of the Cancer Nursing Partnership, a unique collaboration representing over 22,000 nurses, currently working to implement delivery of the Recovery Package, focussing care on the person and not the cancer.
The Recovery Package is a series of key interventions which, when delivered together, can greatly improve outcomes for people living with and beyond cancer. The Recovery Package consist of:
• an assessment of holistic needs and the development of a care plan to address these issues
• a treatment summary that explains to the GP and individual what treatment has taken place
• a cancer care review by the GP within 6 months of diagnosis
• and a health and wellbeing educational event.
By creating a partnership with the individual, the focus of care remains on supporting self-management after a cancer diagnosis.
The Recovery Package demonstrates best practice for your patients. Please help by supporting its implementation in your place of work. Visit the UKONS website for more information.