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All the latest in quality and safety with the RCN's Quality and Safety Bulletin. 

If you'd like to keep up to date with all the latest in quality and safety, you can subscribe to the Quality and Safety Bulletin. The Bulletin highlights the professional work of the RCN and features all the latest news on the following: quality improvement, patient safety, evidence-based practice, patient and staff-focused care and eHealth.

Women

New RCN resource: women's pocket guide

Women's health cards

The RCN has published the first in a series of handy pocket guides for nurses working in gynaecology settings (acute and community) but also takes account of the need to raise awareness among healthcare professionals about key conditions. Part one of these pocket guides covers multiple women's health topics including menopause, female anatomy and physiology and the menstrual cycle.

RCN highlights

The latest news from the RCN on professional issues including publications, policy briefings, events and NICE consultations.

Quality improvement

Learn more about developments in quality improvement through content giving practice examples, describing tools, learning through innovation and case studies, commentary and statistics.

Patient safety

Follow this theme to discover what patient safety means as a practice. We share learning from practitioners, and researchers and findings from the developing field of human factors in healthcare.

Evidence based practice

This theme explores what it means to practise in line with best available evidence. It highlights evidence based practice guidelines, research and other tools and updates on evidence based techniques and processes from across the UK. International content from credible resources is also included.

Patient focus

Patient focus looks at the issues that relate to partnership working and shared decision making. It covers people’s human rights including the right to privacy and confidentiality.

eHealth

eHealth covers the ways technologies can act as key enablers in delivering healthcare in today’s society. It’s much more than any one type of technology or device. We are seeing the appearance of new operational models supported by technology.

Staff focus

This theme highlights health and morale of the workforce. A positive working environment benefits staff and patients. Creating the best possible working conditions for nursing staff enables them to deliver the highest standards of patient care.

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Quality and Safety eBulletin issue 65

Issue 65, 13 April 2017

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Congress

Best Practice in Procurement for Quality and Safety

The event is aimed at senior leaders, including nurses and those working in procurement and finance and it will give colleagues from across the North of England the opportunity to share best practice in procurement.

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