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RCN Reps

As an RCN rep you are a vital link between the RCN and its members. You are the RCN's ambassador in the workplace, helping to influence policies, assist members and shape the nursing profession. Use this guide to find information resources about working as an RCN rep and how RCN library services can support you.

Last updated: 08/06/2018

Library benefits for RCN reps

Please mention that you are a rep when requesting the relevant service.
RCN Rep badge small Reps are entitled to free postal loans, please be aware you are responsible for the cost of returning the books. Reps also have extended loan periods of 8 weeks, any renewals are for 4 weeks.
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Library promotional resources

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Key Resources

RCN Rep badge small LRD Publications: booklets
Royal College of Nursing (2017) Making the case for facility time and facilities agreements in the NHS, London: RCN Royal College of Nursing (2017) Making the case for facilities time and facilities agreements in the NHS, London: RCN.
Royal College of Nursing (2017) Raising concerns, London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2017) Raising concerns, London: RCN.
Royal College of Nursing (2015) Ask. Listen. Act. Questioning and influencing to improve workplace conditions. London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2015) Ask. Listen. Act. Questioning and influencing to improve workplace conditions, London: RCN.
RCN: Healthy workplace
  • The Healthy Workplace toolkit supports you to create healthy working environments.
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Labour Research Department (2015) RCN employment survey 2015: a report carried out for the Royal College of Nursing by the Labour Research Department, [London]: LRD. Labour Research Department (2015) RCN employment survey 2015: a report carried out for the Royal College of Nursing by the Labour Research Department, [London]: LRD.
Nursing and Midwifery Council (2015) Raising concerns: guidance for nurses and midwives (revised edition), London: NMC.
Nursing and Midwifery Council and General Medical Council (2015) Openness and honesty when things go wrong: the professional duty of candour, London: NMC.

Books

Barsky A E (2016) Conflict resolution for the helping professions: negotiation, mediation, advocacy, facilitation, and restorative justice (Third edition), New York: Oxford University Press. Barsky A E (2016) Conflict resolution for the helping professions: negotiation, mediation, advocacy, facilitation, and restorative justice (Third edition), New York: Oxford University Press.
Burchill F (2014) Labour relations (4th edition), Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Burchill F (2014) Labour relations (4th edition), Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Cotton E (2017) Surviving Work in Healthcare: How to manage working in health and social care, London: Routledge. Cotton E (2017) Surviving work in healthcare: how to manage working in health and social care, London: Routledge.
Drew D (2014) Little stories of life and death @NHSWhistleblowr, Kibworth Beauchamp: Matador. Drew D (2014) Little stories of life and death @NHSWhistleblowr, Kibworth Beauchamp: Matador.
Johnstone S and Ackers P (2015) Finding a voice at work? New perspectives on employment relations, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Johnstone S and Ackers P (2015) Finding a voice at work? New perspectives on employment relations, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Mitchell B and Gamlem C (2015) The essential workplace conflict handbook: a quick and handy resource for any manager, team leader, HR professional, or anyone who wants to resolve disputes and increase productivity, Pompton Plains, N.J.: Career Press. Mitchell B and Gamlem C (2015) The essential workplace conflict handbook: a quick and handy resource for any manager, team leader, HR professional, or anyone who wants to resolve disputes and increase productivity, Pompton Plains, N.J.: Career Press.
Price A and Scowcroft A (2012) Essential skills for influencing in healthcare: a guide on how to influence others with integrity and success, London: Radcliffe. Price A and Scowcroft A (2012) Essential skills for influencing in healthcare: a guide on how to influence others with integrity and success, London: Radcliffe.
Rowell O (2016) A guide to employment law: the easyway, Brighton: Straightforward Publishing. Rowell O (2016) A guide to employment law: the easyway, Brighton: Straightforward Publishing.
Trades Union Congress (2017) Facility time: a TUC guide to defending the right to represent members, London: TUC.
Trades Union Congress (2014) The TUC pocket guide to organising and campaigning, London: TUC.

Book subject searches

Use these links to see details of books the RCN libraries hold on each topic.

Journal articles

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Journals

Journals of interest for RCN reps. Use these links to see details of availability.

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RCN Reps making a difference
ACAS (The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
  • Information on rights at work. The ‘Advice and Guidance’ section includes an advice A-Z and ACAS Helpline.
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Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • The Commission has responsibility for the promotion and enforcement of equality and non-discrimination laws in England, Scotland and Wales.
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Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
NHS Employers
  • Aims to keep employers up to date with the latest workforce thinking, the information on this site is also useful for reps.
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Kate Clark

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RCN Library and Archive Services