The RCN is currently involved in or will be developing a variety of women's health related projects.
These pages are being reviewed and updated by the Woman’s Health Forum Committee, with new pages coming during 2020, including:
- Period Poverty
- Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
- Premenstrual Syndrome
- Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
- Polycystic Ovary syndrome
- Gynaecological cancers.
Women’s Health Pocket guides: these were created and published in three parts over the last three years by the Woman’s Health Forum Committee, are now being updated and combined to create one resource.
Bladder & Bowel Care and Childbirth Project: this project was jointly shared across RCN Midwifery, Woman’s Health and the Bladder and Bowel care forums is going to create clinical evidence based online guidance being developed for registered nurses, midwives, maternity support workers (MSWs) and nursing associates (NAs) regarding the bowel and bladder care of pregnant and postnatal women pre, during and post childbirth, to support best practice when caring for women during pregnancy and childbirth.
Multiple Births Midwife Standard: the NICE clinical guideline 129 Multiple Pregnancy (2011) and Quality Standard 46 recommend a core team including a specialist midwife to provide care for women with a multiple pregnancy. This project will produce online guidance outlining the skills and knowledge required to practice as a midwife specialist in multiple births, leading the co-ordination of care for women with a multiple pregnancy and working in a multidisciplinary team.
Pregnancy and Disability online resource: This is being led by the Midwifery forum, and will create an online resource for a wide range of disabilities, across physical, mental and learning disabilities, that may impact on women when pregnant. This should be available by the end of 2020.