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  • 27 Nov 2017


    Publication Code : 006 329

    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.

  • 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.

  • 2 Aug 2017

    Termination of Pregnancy

    Publication Code : 005957

    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.

  • 23 Mar 2017

    Women's Health Cards Part 1

    Publication Code : 005 855

    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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 10 Jan 2013

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer

    Publication Code : 003083 ISBN : 1904114318

    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.

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