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  • 24 May 2016

    Caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans clients or patients

    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.

  • 9 May 2016

    Annual Report 2015

    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.

  • 3 May 2016

    Public Health Nursing Practice

    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.

  • 29 Apr 2016

    RCN briefing on the Department of Health consultation: Changing how healthcare education is funded

    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.

  • 29 Apr 2016

    RCN initial response to the Department of Health consultation: Changing how healthcare education is funded

    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'.

  • 22 Apr 2016

    Female genital mutilation

    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.

  • 6 Apr 2016

    RCN Northern Ireland Manifesto for the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections

    The health care priorities RCN Northern Ireland believes all political parties must address in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections.

  • 16 Mar 2016

    RCN Response to Health Education England’s Consultation

    The RCN has published its response to Health Education England’s consultation on proposals to introduce a “Nursing Associate” role to the health workforce.

  • 14 Mar 2016

    Genital examination in women

    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.

  • 10 Mar 2016

    The RCN stewards handbook

    Handbook providing the supporting resources for the Stewards’ pathway.