Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is fundamental to professional practice. It is also a key re-registration requirement for all nurses working in the UK – including those who have come to work in the UK from overseas. The UK's CPD system is currently being reviewed and will change significantly in December 2015. This factsheet provides a brief overview of the current CPD system in the UK, the proposed changes to this model, different CPD types and how nurses can make sure that they meet the regulations surrounding CPD.
The RCN has responded to Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency's consultation on regulatory fees for e-cigarettes.
The RCN has responded to the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV's consultation on standards for the management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in outreach settings.
The RCN has responded to Care Quality Commission's health and social care fees consultation.
The RCN has responded to the Department of Health's consultation on mutual recognition of professional qualifications in healthcare.
The RCN has responded to the British Thoracic Society's consultation on emergency oxygen use in adult patients guideline.
The RCN has responded to the Migration Advisory Committee's consultation on nurses shortage occupation list.
An update on the proposed changes to student nurse bursaries and the RCN position.
A summary of established RCN positions on the education of the registered and non-registered nursing workforce. This policy document was updated in December 2015.
The RCN has responded to NHS England’s consultation assessing maternity care provision and considering how services should be developed to meet the changing needs of women and babies.