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Policy briefings

2007 briefings

Policy and International produce briefings on a wide range of issues which affect nurses and nursing. The briefings listed below were produced in 2007.

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  • Published: 22 Jan 2007 - PDF File 50.3 KB
    As the numbers of NHS Foundation Trusts passes 50, this update consideres the implications of financial failure, trust mergers and the potential for takeovers of and by NHS Foundation Trusts in an increasingly plural health care economy.
  • Published: 22 Jan 2007 - PDF File 72.2 KB
    This report takes the form of discussion document and gives opportuinty for RCN members to consider and respond to a range of questions relating to the future design and functions of the NHS, based upon a vision for the NHS of the future, which was presented by the Secretary of State for Health in England, in September 2006.
  • Published: 20 Feb 2007 - PDF File 83.2 KB
    This second Policy Unit briefing on social enterprise reviews the announcement made by the DH of 25 "Pathfinder" social enterprises in the provision of health and social care and identifies the priorities which the RCN believes must be addressed if the social enterprise model is to form a meaningful part of the government's commitment to increasing the plurality of providers in health and social care.
  • Published: 27 Feb 2007 - PDF File 51.9 KB
    On the 21 February the white paper on professional regulation was published, Trust, Assurance and Safety - the Regulation of Health Professionals in the 21st Century. The white paper will affect how nurses are regulated in the future.
  • Published: 16 Apr 2010 - PDF File 45.2 KB
    This paper sets out a summary of the legal and policy issues including; i) - the legal requirements for a PCT to have a nurse at board level; ii) - the policy requirements for a PCT to have a nurse at board level; iii) - the core competencies for a nurse at PCT board level.
  • Published: 01 Apr 2007 - PDF File 60.2 KB
    This briefing summarises the key issues, how the work was to be taken forward and the RCN's involvement.
  • Published: 01 Jul 2007 - PDF File 42.6 KB
    This paper is an update on a previous RCN policy briefing on Modernising Nursing Careers published in April 2007.
  • Published: 01 Sep 2007 - PDF File 68.7 KB
    Professor Dame Jill Macleod Clark, Deputy Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Head of School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Southampton, has generated this paper to promote discussion and the views expressed are those of Professor Dame Jill Macleod Clark alone. This paper has been published on the RCN website in order to generate debate about Modernising Nursing Careers and the future for pre- and post-registration nurse education and career pathways.

Total number: 19

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