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Women's health: Publications

  • 1 Dec 2021

    Making Sense of Women’s Health

    Publication Code : 010 002

    This publication is designed for the non-specialist nurse. It highlights conditions that women can experience, the likely outcomes and how to access appropriate resources or treatment.

  • 1 Dec 2021

    What are PMS and PMDD?

    Publication Code : 010 006

    This resource has been designed to raise awareness of both premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), to support patient assessment and care, and to signpost nursing staff to further helpful resources. 

  • 10 Nov 2021

    Clinical Nurse Specialist in Early Pregnancy Care

    Publication Code : 009-931

    The role of the clinical nurse specialist in early pregnancy care is intended to enhance the care for women who may be concerned about a complication in early pregnancy. This updated document outlines the key skills and knowledge required to develop the role of a specialist nurse/midwife in early pregnancy care and should provide clear direction for commissioners and managers when creating roles to support best practice in local service provision for women and their families.

  • 10 Nov 2021

    Clinical Nurse Specialist Standards in Early Pregnancy Care Impact Assessment Report

    Publication Code : 009 932

    This report details the findings of a survey conducted in 2020 to ascertain the impact and usefulness of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Early Pregnancy Care publication, originally published in 2017 and now updated in 2021 (publication code: 009 931).

  • 2 Nov 2021

    An RCN Education and Career Progression Framework for Fertility Nursing

    Publication Code : 009 926

    This is a comprehensive framework highlighting recommended education and training pathways toward career development for fertility nursing. It can be used to facilitate a conversation and enable career development for all nurses and HCSWs in fertility services.

  • 2 Nov 2021

    Impact Assessment of the Education and Career Progression Framework for Fertility Nursing

    Publication Code : 009 927

    This publication details the results of the impact assessment survey undertaken to assess the value and effectiveness of the framework, published in March 2018. This is a collaborative project between the RCN, the British Fertility Society and the Senior Infertility Nurse Group.

  • 29 Sep 2021

    Endometriosis factsheet

    Publication Code : 009 924

    This factsheet provides nurses with guidance on how to recognise symptoms, sets out pathways of care and signposts to useful online resources. Please read in conjunction with Clinical Nurse Specialist in Endometriosis (publication code: 009 923). Publication endorsed by Endometriosis UK.

  • 29 Sep 2021

    Clinical Nurse Specialist in Endometriosis

    Publication Code : 009 923

    This updated booklet defines the role of the endometriosis clinical nurse specialist (CNS) to enhance career opportunities, inform and enhance local practice, and establish a base line standard across the UK. There is also an Endometriosis factsheet available (009 924). Publication endorsed by Endometriosis UK.

  • 27 Sep 2021

    Managing the Disposal of Pregnancy Remains

    Publication Code : 009 942

    This updated publication is intended to provide clear guidance for all health care professionals to have in place sound systems and processes to ensure the safe and appropriate disposal of pregnancy remains, where the pregnancy has ended before the 24th week of gestation. This includes following an ectopic pregnancy, early intrauterine fetal death, miscarriage, or a medically or surgically induced termination of pregnancy.  

  • 7 Jul 2021

    Midwifery at the RCN: supporting midwives, student midwives and maternity support workers

    Publication Code : 009 858

    This leaflet explains how the RCN supports midwives, student midwives and maternity support workers. Membership gives you support in the workplace and access to online resources and the RCN Library and Archives Services, which can help with your continuing professional development. You can also join the Midwifery forum, allowing you to connect with other members to help shape and influence policy and practice.

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