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