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  • 23 Jan 2020

    Futureproofing Community Children’s Nursing

    Publication Code : 007 844

    This guidance is for health care professionals, service providers and those involved with planning and commissioning services. It sets out the RCN’s perspective on contemporary and future children and young people’s nursing services in the home and community setting. It also underlines the increasingly crucial role played by community children’s nurses as they provide integrated care closer to home. It explores the legislative and policy agenda, defines the role of the CCN, sets out the core principles of providing care, considers variations in how the needs of families are assessed across the four countries of the UK and outlines examples of current models of care and service delivery.  

  • 9 Oct 2019

    Restrictive physical interventions and the clinical holding of children and young people

    Publication Code : 007746

    Guidance for nursing staff. This updated Royal College of Nursing guidance sets out children’s and young people’s rights concerning restrictive physical intervention and clinical holding in health care settings within a legal, moral and ethical framework.

  • 6 Feb 2015

    RCN survey of nurses working with looked after children

    Publication Code : 004735

    Publication following on from an RCN led networking event in 2013 for nurses working with looked after children, where numerous issues and concerns were raised relating to changes in NHS structures, commissioning of services, workload and capacity, roles and responsibilities, as well as the potential perverse impact of the introduction of a Payment by Results tariff and unsafe working practices.

  • 9 Jan 2014

    An RCN toolkit for school nurses

    Publication Code : 003223 ISBN : 9781910066225

    This publication is being reviewed in 2017. Supports and develops school nurses in their professional practice, including guidance on school health profiling, infection control, confidentiality, safeguarding children and risk assessment.

  • 23 Oct 2013

    Breaking bad news: Supporting parents when they are told of their child's diagnosis

    Publication Code : 004471 ISBN : 9781908782601

    This publication is being reviewed in 2017. Guidance replacing 'supporting parents when they are told of their child's health disorder or disability (1999)' and identifies effective strategies to use when communicating with, or supporting parents and carers, receiving bad news. Signposts practitioners to quality resources that will support them in their practice.

  • 24 Jun 2013

    A background report on nurse staffing in children’s and young people’s health care

    Publication Code : 004369

    Report providing a review of available literature relating to staffing child health services from across the UK and evidence from discussion with senior children's nurses working across a range of general and specialist services in England.

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