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RCN publications cover a wide range of topics varying from clinical guidance to employment relations issues to advice on bullying. To reproduce RCN publications please complete the copyright request form and we’ll be in touch.

  • 14 Jun 2018

    RCN Employment Survey 2017

    Publication Code : 007076

    This report presents the findings from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Employment Survey 2017, conducted by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES).

  • 8 Jun 2018

    Learning and Development for RCN Reps: Frequently asked questions

    Publication Code : 007009

    The RCN learning and development pathway is a quality assured framework of activities, designed to equip an RCN member for the role of RCN learning rep, safety rep, or steward. It is accredited by the Open College Network. The document addresses questions raised by those considering a rep role within the RCN.

  • 7 Jun 2018

    Nurse Staffing for Safe and Effective Care: A resource guide for reps

    Publication Code : 006 868

    This booklet aims to: (1) Highlight the crucial role that RCN reps can play in supporting members to raise questions around safe and effective staffing. (2) Signpost reps to accurate sources of information, guidance and advice, which will help them support members. And (3) Raise awareness of the importance of safe and effective staffing in every setting where nursing care is provided.

  • 7 Jun 2018

    Improving Mandatory Training: How reps can play their part

    Publication Code : 006 689

    To ensure a safe and healthy workplace, mandatory training is vital. Staff need the knowledge and skills both to deliver safe and effective care and protect themselves. But RCN reps tell us local training has some challenges and barriers, including in its design, its delivery and in engaging staff. RCN reps are uniquely placed to support employers in improving the culture around mandatory training. By working through this resource and undertaking its activities, our aim is that you will develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to make a difference to mandatory training for staff where you work.

  • 4 Jun 2018

    Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Cervical Screening and Cervical Cancer

    Publication Code : 006903

    RCN guidance for registered nurses working in a range of health care settings, in particular those involved in women’s health, cervical screening and public health. This publication focuses on an overview of HPV (including the current vaccination recommendations), the national cervical screening programme, information about colposcopy and some key facts on cervical cancer. Supported by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust

  • 23 May 2018

    Being a modern, progressive, professional trade union: the value of reps and active members

    Publication Code : 006560

    This document shares how reps, members and staff believe the RCN can continue to stay relevant and strengthen our trade union activity over the next five years through growing and supporting our community of reps and active members.

  • 16 May 2018

    Investing in a Safe and Effective Workforce: Continuing professional development for nurses in the UK

    Publication Code : 007028

    CPD is vital for nursing staff to maintain and develop the skills they need to deliver high quality, safe and effective care across all roles and settings. This report outlines the importance of CPD, current access to CPD and the RCN's call to action for the Government.

  • 15 May 2018

    Every Nurse an E-nurse: Insights from a consultation on the digital future of nursing

    Publication Code : 007 013

    This publication presents the detailed findings of a consultation, led by the RCN, into the digital future of nursing. The consultation took place over January and February 2018. The consultation explored 1) ideas for a shared vision of a digitally enabled health and social care service 2) the barriers and enablers to the vision becoming a reality and 3) examples of how data, information, knowledge and technology are already bringing that vision to life.

  • 15 May 2018

    A journey together to understand the digital future of nursing in the UK

    Publication Code : 006997

    This is a summary of the findings of a consultation, led by the RCN, into the digital future of nursing. The consultation took place over January and February 2018. The consultation explored 1) ideas for a shared vision of a digitally enabled health and social care service 2) the barriers and enablers to the vision becoming a reality and 3) examples of how data, information, knowledge and technology are already bringing that vision to life.

  • 14 May 2018

    The Best Start: The Future of Children’s Health – One Year on. Valuing school nurses and health visitors in England

    Publication Code : 007000

    In May 2017 the RCN reported on the significant decline in school nurses and an emerging trend of reductions in the health visiting workforce and included a number of recommendations addressed to the Government, local authorities and Health Education England. This short paper is focused on the position in England and therefore aims to update and build upon the issues covered in last year’s report.

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