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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Publication building on national guidance for immunisation training, recommending the standardisation of immunisation training for all nursing staff.
Competence framework to support the training and assessment of registered and non-registered health care workers who have a role in immunisations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Document providing best practice guidance on the roles and responsibilities for occupational health support workers.
Document forming the RCN's response to the Government's Open Public Services White Paper.
Position statement building on – Pillars of the community:
Response to the Public Health White Paper executive summary. Full response is also available publication 004110.
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.
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.
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.
Occupational health newsletter including a round up of regional and local groups.
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.
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.