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Public health: Publications

  • 4 Jun 2018

    Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Cervical Screening and Cervical Cancer

    Publication Code : 006903

    RCN guidance for registered nurses working in a range of health care settings, in particular those involved in women’s health, cervical screening and public health. This publication focuses on an overview of HPV (including the current vaccination recommendations), the national cervical screening programme, information about colposcopy and some key facts on cervical cancer. Supported by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust

  • 25 Apr 2018

    Immunisation knowledge and skills competence assessment tool

    Publication Code : 006 943

    Competence framework to support the training and assessment of registered and non-registered health care workers who have a role in immunisations. Second edition, replaces 005 336.

  • 3 May 2016

    Public Health Nursing Practice

    Publication Code : 005587

    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.

  • 14 Mar 2016

    Genital examination in women

    Publication Code : 005480 ISBN : 9781910672501

    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.

  • 1 Feb 2016

    The value and contribution of nursing to public health in the UK

    Publication Code : 005497

    This is a full report on the project led by the RCN in 2015 to assess the impact and contribution that nurses make to public health.

  • 18 Sep 2015

    Caring for people with liver disease

    Publication Code : 004983

    Framework to help the nursing team identify individuals at risk of liver disease, promote healthy livers and lifestyle and care for individuals with existing liver disease. This is an update on publication 004376.

  • 13 Jun 2014

    Specialist and advanced children's and young people's nursing practice in contemporary health care

    Publication Code : 004579 ISBN : 9781910066232

    Aimed at those developing services for children and young people (CYP), for both commissioners and service providers, and for those who commission and provide post registration education for children's nurses.

  • 17 Jan 2014

    Getting it right for young people in your practice

    Publication Code : 004509 ISBN : 9781910066287

    This publication is being reviewed in 2017. Leaflet produced in conjunction with the Royal College of General Practitioners and provides guidance on how to make your practice more teenage friendly so as to encourage teenagers to seek advice on sexual health as well as other issues.

  • 15 Jul 2013

    Response of the Royal College of Nursing to the Francis Report

    Publication Code : 004476

    Outlines the RCN’s response to many of the 290 recommendations in the seminal report and sets out the work the RCN has already undertaken, and what it believes should be done next, to ensure the failings at Stafford Hospital are never repeated.

  • 5 Sep 2012

    Travel health nursing

    Publication Code : 003146 ISBN : 9781904114390

    This publication is being reviewed in 2017. Guidance providing information on current guidelines and standards of care of travellers. It builds on the original 2007 publication Competencies: an integrated career and competency framework for nurses working in travel health medicine and defines the standards of care expected for a competent nurse, experienced/proficient nurse and a senior practitioner/expert nurse working in travel health nursing.

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