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  • 9 Nov 2017

    Clinical Nurse Specialist in Early Pregnancy Care

    Publication Code : 006394

    The role of the clinical nurse specialist in early pregnancy care is intended to enhance the care for women who may be concerned about a complication in early pregnancy. This document outlines the key skills and knowledge required to develop the role of this specialist nurse/midwife and should provide clear direction for commissioners and managers when creating roles to support best practice in local service provision for women and their families.

  • 19 Jun 2016

    Fair care for trans people

    Publication Code : 005575

    The RCN recognises that trans people frequently experience prejudice and discrimination. This resource is designed to help you respond to the needs of patients and clients who identify as transgender. Initially created in response to an RCN Congress resolution, this guidance has been updated following further research from other organisations.

  • 22 Oct 2015

    Managing the disposal of pregnancy remains

    Publication Code : 005347 ISBN : 9781910672365

    Second edition of guidance to help nurses and midwives put in place appropriate systems and processes to ensure the safe and appropriate disposal of pregnancy remains, where the pregnancy has ended before the 24th week of gestation. 

  • 23 Jan 2015

    Career, education and competence framework for neonatal nursing in the UK

    Publication Code : 004641 ISBN : 9781910672105

    Publication informed by numerous influential drivers, from a variety of sources, and will be updated regularly. Neonatal care has come a long way in a short time. Outcomes that could only have been dreamed of 10 to 15 years ago are, in many cases, now possible for infants of extremely low birth weight. The ethos of neonatal care emphasises close collaboration with families in all neonatal health care settings.

  • 13 Jun 2014

    Integrated health and social care in England

    Publication Code : 004665

    Overview of the current call for integrated health and social care services in England, the rationale behind the push for integration, the facilitators and barriers to this way of working, and the related workforce and funding issues.

  • 17 Oct 2013

    Breastfeeding in children's wards and departments

    Publication Code : 003544 ISBN : 9781908782823

    This publication is being reviewed in 2017. Publication aims to improve the care of mothers and their babies by providing information which supports breastfeeding in neonatal units, children's wards and departments.

  • 17 Jul 2013

    Cervical Screening

    Publication Code : 003105 ISBN : 9781904114444

    This publication is being reviewed in 2017. Updated publication aimed at qualified nurses and midwives and describes good practice for taking cervical samples. This publication has been supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

  • 30 Sep 2009

    Submission to the Prime Minister's Commission on Nursing and Midwifery

    Publication Code : 003548

    Paper submitted for the Prime Minister's Commission on the future of Nursing and Midwifery.

External resources

  • The Miscarriage Association has launched a set of resources for health professionals caring for women and couples with pregnancy loss

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