This resource encourages health and social care managers to ensure that nursing staff are taking their at-work breaks, are well hydrated and have access to nutritional food. It outlines the case for making improvements and the legal responsibilities of employing organisations, and provides tips and case studies to support the implementation of improvements. The document is supported by a short guide for nursing staff and posters to encourage nursing staff to self-care and take steps to rest, rehydrate and refuel.
This A4 poster explains the importance of nursing staff taking their breaks. It is part of the RCN Healthy Workplace, Healthy You campaign.
Advice for RCN members on taking their breaks at work, including information on the employer's responsibility and why it is important to take breaks.
This poster encourages nursing staff to check their urine for signs of dehydration.
This essential RCN toolkit provides a clear framework for employment agencies and host organisations, both in the NHS and the independent sector, to address the issues identified by the agency nursing workforce and provide a healthy and safe working environment for staff and the patients they care for. The toolkit also supports individual nursing staff carrying out agency work to meet their responsibilities to practise safely.
This short guide has been developed for members who work alone. It also contains a checklist for RCN safety representatives who work on negotiating improvements to workplace safety for members and nurse managers who manage lone working staff. For those wanting more in-depth information on lone working, there is a list of sources of further information in the back of the guide
This pocket guide will help prepare you for lone working. It provides a checklist to run through before a home visit, along with what to look out for whilst on a visit and what to report afterwards. Remember, The NMC Code states that you should take account of your own personal safety as well as those you care for
Sitting within the Healthy Workplaces campaign, this publication provides guidance to RCN Reps when working with colleagues going through the menopause. The document discusses symptoms, workplace policies, and recommendations for changes to both work patterns and the work environment
Publication for directors of nursing who want to improve the health and wellbeing of the workforce and, subsequently, patient outcomes.
Self assessment providing an overview of effective strategies to maintain a healthy you.
Page last updated - 06/10/2019