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  • 16 Sep 2020

    Menopause: RCN Guidance for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors

    Publication Code : 009 326

    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 updated 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.  

  • 15 Sep 2020

    Guidance for Nurses and Midwives to Support Those Affected by Domestic Abuse

    Publication Code : 009 301

    Domestic abuse is a significant safeguarding issue in all societies and is a challenge for everyone. This guidance has been reviewed and updated (previously in pocket guide format) in response to the recognition by the RCN of the need for nurses, midwives and health care support workers and all health care professionals to have an understanding of the impact of the domestic abuse of patients, clients and colleagues.

  • 15 Sep 2020

    Domestic Abuse Position Statement

    Publication Code : 009 373

    Domestic abuse is both complex and commonplace, and impacts on everyone, either personally or professionally. This publication outlines the RCN’s position on domestic abuse and our work to raise awareness of the issue amongst health care professionals. It also includes details of resources for further information.

  • 15 Sep 2020

    Modern Slavery and Trafficking: Guidance for Nurses and Midwives

    Publication Code : 009 300

    More than 40 million people are trapped in modern slavery across the globe. This guidance (previously in pocket guide format) has been reviewed and updated to help nurses and midwives identify victims of slavery and help people find the assistance and support they need.

  • 8 Sep 2020

    RCN Guidance - Conscientious Objection (Termination of pregnancy)

    Publication Code : 009 325

    This publication provides guidance on the issue of Conscientious Objection for nurses, midwives and nursing associates, and is an update to our 2013 Position Statement on Termination of Pregnancy (Induced Abortion) (RCN 2013).

  • 1 Sep 2020

    The Menopause and Work: Guidance for RCN Representatives

    Publication Code : 009 327

    Sitting within the Healthy Workplaces campaign, this updated 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.

  • 21 Aug 2020

    Building a Better Future for Nursing: RCN members have their say

    Publication Code : 009 366

    This report details the findings of the Building a Better Future survey which was open to all RCN members from May to June 2020. It explores data from the survey, including initial comparisons between different settings and experiences during the pandemic and includes details on the RCN’s plans for the next steps.

  • 20 Aug 2020

    Council’s Report to Members on Congress 2019

    Publication Code : 009 246

    This report details all the work that has been carried out by RCN members and staff as a result of the decisions made at Congress 2019 in Liverpool.

  • 12 Aug 2020

    Your Essential Guide to NMC Revalidation

    Publication Code : 009 321

    This updated guide provides key information on NMC revalidation, including how your organisation can help, the role of your annual appraisal, RCN support available, and a checklist of requirements.

  • 28 Jul 2020

    Termination of Pregnancy (Induced Abortion)

    Publication Code : 009 324

    An updated position statement from the RCN on Termination of Pregnancy (Induced Abortion). Previous version was 006 685.

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