Lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans people (LGBT) may experience stigma, prejudice and unlawful behaviour both as patients and as colleagues. This booklet specifically looks at how nursing staff should deal with next of kin issues, for example, being sensitive, inclusive and challenging discriminatory attitudes, whilst also remaining mindful of the relevant legislation. Nursing staff need to respect a patient’s choice of nominated person and be aware of issues relating to confidentiality, access, information and documentation.
Combined RCN Group annual report and consolidated financial accounts for year ended 31 December 2015. Comprising the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom, its trading subsidiary (RCNi), and the RCN Foundation.
This new RCN leaflet has been designed to be used by public health nurses as a reflective/revalidation tool. It highlights some areas of the NMC’s code of practice in relation to public health and the corresponding Faculty of Public Health’s core competences to help you consider areas of practice you might find useful to reflect upon in readiness for revalidation.
This is a factual briefing to provide a summary of the changes proposed by the Department of Health on how health care education is funded and outlines some key considerations for RCN members.
Initial response by the Royal College of Nursing to the Government's consultation on plans to reform higher education funding for nursing, midwifery and allied health professional students in England: 'Changing how healthcare education is funded'.
FGM is child abuse and the practice is illegal in the UK. The hidden nature of the crime raises serious issues and concerns in relation to the safeguarding of girls and young women. This updated publication aims to raise awareness among nurses, midwives and related health care personnel about FGM, and to provide insight and understanding of the socio-cultural, legal and health issues surrounding the practice. This edition is supported by NHS England.
The health care priorities RCN Northern Ireland believes all political parties must address in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections.
The RCN has published its response to Health Education England’s consultation on proposals to introduce a “Nursing Associate” role to the health workforce.
The purpose of this document is to provide standards and sample assessment tools for training in genital examination in women for registered nurses working in sexual and reproductive health settings, and related health and social care settings. It assumes an extensive knowledge of relevant anatomy, physiology and pathology.
Handbook providing the supporting resources for the Stewards’ pathway.