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  • 20 Jan 2017

    A competency framework for nurses working in Parkinson’s disease management

    This revised competency framework describes professional criteria in the form of competencies required by experienced nurses when caring for a person with Parkinson’sand atypical Parkinsonian syndromes. Support for this publication was provided by Parkinson’s UK and Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist Association (PDNSA)

  • 20 Jan 2017

    Integrating health and social care across the UK: toolkit for nurses

    New RCN UK-wide toolkit for members working in strategic decision-making roles or involved in forums around integrated care. The toolkit has a series of themed prompt questions for reflection and action. It will support members to provide confident nursing leadership to shape, deliver and monitor safe, quality and local integrated services.

  • 10 Jan 2017

    Raising Concerns

    This resource will support you to raise concerns wherever you work – in the NHS or independent sector - and whether you raise a concern as an individual or as part of a group.

  • 21 Dec 2016

    When someone asks for your assistance to die

    This updated guidance was developed to support nurses, HCAs, and other health professionals in adult practice who may be asked by patients, or their families or carers, to become involved in assisting suicide. It covers the law on assisted suicide in the UK, as well as the law on advance decisions.

  • 20 Dec 2016

    The nature, scope and value of ophthalmic nursing

    This updated publication provides a strategic vision for ophthalmic nursing and guidance on how ophthalmic nurses can help maintain and promote ocular health. It focuses on areas such as eye health, visual impairment and learning disabilities. Bayer provided an educational grant towards the update, print and dissemination of this publication.

  • 19 Dec 2016

    Female genital mutilation: RCN guidance for travel health services

    This publication acts as a supplement to Female Genital Mutilation: An RCN Resource for Nursing and Midwifery Practice (2016) and focuses on professionals working in travel health services. Travel health organisations, clinics and health care professionals (HCPs) will find it useful as it highlights how important it is for processes within travel health settings to be reviewed to ensure services provide an effective safeguarding process around FGM.

  • 19 Dec 2016

    Female genital mutilation: RCN guidance for sexual health care

    This publication acts as a supplement to Female Genital Mutilation: An RCN Resource for Nursing and Midwifery Practice (2016) and focuses on professionals working in sexual health services such as sexual health clinics, genitourinary medicine clinics and children’s services.

  • 19 Dec 2016

    Female genital mutilation: RCN travel health services pathway

    This travel health services pathway has been produced as a quick reference tool to help care for girls and women who may be at risk of, or have been, abused through FGM.

  • 19 Dec 2016

    Female genital mutilation: RCN sexual health care pathway

    This sexual health care pathway has been produced as a quick reference tool and is intended to guide the development of local services when caring for girls and women who may be at risk of, or have been, abused through FGM.

  • 12 Dec 2016

    Infusion therapy standards. Rapid evidence review: a summary

    This summary report highlights the key areas from the rapid review of evidence undertaken to support the development of updated RCN Standards for Infusion Therapy. The evidence review was a collaborative project, managed and conducted by the RCN Research and Innovation (Evidence), library and professional practice teams, as well as an RCN contractor (Bazian). The main standards publication is available (005 704).

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