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Public health: Publications

publications 24 publications
  • 3 May 2016

    Public Health Nursing Practice

    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

    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

    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.

  • 6 Jan 2016

    Indemnity scheme for the self-employed, volunteers and Good Samaritans

    The RCN’s indemnity scheme is an important element of the benefits package available to members. This leaflet explains the scheme for the self-employed, volunteers and Good Samaritans.

  • 10 Dec 2015

    Small changes, big differences: Driving nursing leadership in procurement

    Publication examining how involving nursing and midwifery staff in procurement activities can save time, improve patient care and save money. It has been produced in partnership with NHS Supply Chain and the Clinical Procurement Specialist Network.

  • 23 Sep 2015

    Supporting the delivery of immunisation

    Publication building on national guidance for immunisation training, recommending the standardisation of immunisation training for all nursing staff.

  • 23 Sep 2015

    Immunisation knowledge and skills competence assessment tool

    Competence framework to support the training and assessment of registered and non-registered health care workers who have a role in immunisations.

  • 18 Sep 2015

    Caring for people with liver disease

    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

    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.

  • 22 Jan 2014

    Supporting the delivery of immunisation education

    Guidance sets out different levels of training, which are described as separate units, for commissioners, health boards and managers to consider depending on the service provided.

  • 17 Jan 2014

    Getting it right for young people in your practice

    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

    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

    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.

  • 8 Nov 2011

    Occupational health nursing

    Provides signposts to a scope of practice at key points in career development and progression, the framework is a guide to occupational health nurses and their employers for decisions on practice competency; personal and professional development; and career and pay progression.

  • 8 Nov 2011

    Roles and responsibilities of occupational health support workers

    Document providing best practice guidance on the roles and responsibilities for occupational health support workers.

  • 30 Sep 2011

    RCN response to the Open Public Services White Paper

    Document forming the RCN's response to the Government's Open Public Services White Paper.

  • 20 Jul 2011

    The RCN's UK position on health visiting in the early years

    Position statement building on – Pillars of the community: 

  • 31 Mar 2011

    Public Health White Paper 'Healthy lives, healthy people: Our strategy for public health in England'

    Response to the Public Health White Paper executive summary. Full response is also available publication 004110.

  • 31 Mar 2011

    Public Health White Paper

    Full response to the Public Health White Paper including an executive summary, responses to individual chapters and specific consultations questions within the white paper and the results of the consultation survey carried out by the RCN.

  • 1 Sep 2010

    Tuppence for the doctor, penny for the nurse

    Publication using extracts from interviews and the RCN Archives photographic collection to bring to life the experiences of nurses working in the community throughout the 20th century.

  • 20 Feb 2008

    Occupational Health Forum Newsletter

    Newsletter including updates from the forum chair, news on the NICE guidance for the workplace, and a report on the 2007 SOHN/SOM conference in Cardiff.

  • 20 Aug 2007

    Occupational Health Forum Newsletter

    Occupational health newsletter including a round up of regional and local groups.

  • 24 May 2007

    Nurses as partners in delivering public health

    Publication highlighting how nurses can strengthen their positions so that they can better influence the health of communities. Contains a number of examples of innovative work already taking place.

  • 6 Apr 2006

    Getting it right for children and young people

    Leaflet providing 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.