The working environment

This section provides information and guidance about issues affecting members in their working environment.

There is a section on health and safety issues providing information on needlestick injuries, violence, work related stress and the role of safety representatives. This includes a number of case studies highlighting some of the issues they have dealt with at their workplaces.

There is also a section explaining how the RCN represents members in discussions on equality and diversity for nurses in their employment.

There is some information for members working outside the NHS which explains how partnerships and recognition agreements with health care organisations help to provide the best employment conditions for nurses and health care assistants through collaborative working in these sectors.

You can also access employment relations publications in this section and there is some information on sustainability and greening the workplace