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