This book showcases the work of RCN accredited representatives. In the summer of 2017, a group of reps from all four corners of the UK were invited to share their experiences and feelings. This book features their stories, told in their own words. One half of the book focuses on the many ways in which reps help members and organisations, while the other half looks at how being a rep has changed their own lives for the better.
This RCN ethical impact assessment tool will help you decide on a course of action or planning a piece of work by answering a series of questions.
Following on from the publication of Safe and Effective Staffing: the Real Picture in May 2017, the RCN launched a survey of nursing and midwifery staff in the UK. The survey asked people about their last shift or day worked in health or social care. Over 30,000 responses were received in just two weeks, providing insight into staff experiences and staffing levels across the UK. The findings provide a strong voice from nursing staff, clearly describing the impact that poor staffing has on both patient care and their own wellbeing. Some of the experiences and stories shared via the survey have been included throughout the report.
This publication contains the RCN's responses to the series of consultations focusing on changes to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards to enable registered nurses to better serve the population health needs for future generations.
This Guide provides helpful tips for HCAs, HCSWs, APs, trainee nursing associates and nursing apprentices on how to stay on top of their finances. It provides advice on topics such as budgeting, work and benefits, childcare, dealing with a change in income, and affordable housing options. This is a shortened version of the Guide available to non-members. Members can access the full version by logging in to MyRCN.
In this useful guide we aim to outline in practical terms how employers can support and encourage nurses who must revalidate. This will give employers the assurance that their nurses are registered and can continue to practise.
Updated (2017) guidance for rheumatology specialist practitioners and the wider health care team on assessing, managing and monitoring biologic therapies for inflammatory arthritis.
Guidance on accountability and delegation for the nursing team.
This toolkit provides school nurses with information, examples of good practice, templates and useful websites to support and develop professional practice. It considers varying policy and practice which applies across the UK and the range of settings in which school nurses work.
This Guide provides comprehensive advice for nursing and midwifery students on funding, benefits and housing as well as tips on saving money and budgeting.