Nurses and midwives who wish to work in sexual and reproductive health need further education and training to do so. It is a specialist area that requires post-registration education, training and development not covered on undergraduate programmes in enough depth. This publication has been developed alongside an online resource available at: www.rcn.org.uk/sexualhealtheducationdirectory and offers detail on the routes available to train in these areas and signposts nurses and midwives to valuable information. Produced with support from Health Education England.
Part three of these handy pocket guides covers multiple women's health topics including fertility, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), pelvic organ prolapse and Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD). Supported by Association of Early Pregnancy Units, The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust, Verity The Polycystic Ovaries Self Help Group and The Vulval Pain Society.
To provide support and advice to women it is important that health care professionals understand the changes that women face at the time of their menopause and the issues related to improving health after menopause. This publication aims to help health care professionals gain awareness of the menopause and the safety and efficacy of modern therapy options available.This publication is endorsed by the British Menopause Society and supported by grants from Besins Healthcare (UK) Ltd and Sylk UK Ltd.
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.
This guidance incorporates expert and evidence-based practice. It has been produced to support registered nurses and midwives working within the NHS and independent sector. It considers the Abortion Act 1967 as amended by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 and is mainly related to the care of women undergoing termination of a pregnancy under section 1(1)(a) of the Abortion Act 1967.
Part one of these handy pocket guides covers multiple women's health topics including menopause, female anatomy and physiology and the menstrual cycle. Supported by Ethicon, NHS England, bpas, SYLK Besins Healthcare (UK) Ltd and Macmillan Cancer Support.
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.
This publication is being reviewed in 2017. Publication providing up-to-date information about human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and its causative association with cervical cancer, together with information on the latest developments related to the identification and treatment of HPV.
Page last updated - 05/03/2019