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RCN publications cover a wide range of topics varying from clinical guidance to employment relations issues to advice on bullying. To reproduce RCN publications please complete the copyright request form and we’ll be in touch.

  • 30 Jan 2019

    Safeguarding Children and Young People: Roles and Competencies for Healthcare Staff

    Publication Code : 007 366

    To protect children and young people from harm, and help improve their wellbeing, all healthcare staff must have the competencies to recognise child maltreatment, opportunities to improve childhood wellbeing, and to take effective action as appropriate to their role. This is a web only publication.

  • 23 Jan 2019

    An RCN Toolkit for School Nurses: Supporting your practice to deliver services for children and young people in educational settings

    Publication Code : 007 320

    The RCN recognises the importance and value of school nurses working in all educational settings. This toolkit will support school nurses in developing their roles in practice, management and leadership to improve health outcomes for children and young people in the school environment. It is aimed at school nurses and commissioners of school nursing services to provide guidance on the scope of the school nursing role. It is relevant across mainstream, independent and boarding schools, providing links to the evidence underpinning the benefits of school nursing provision.

  • 23 Jan 2019

    Becoming an RCN representative

    Publication Code : 006 747

    This booklet is designed to give you an understanding of the role and activities of RCN representatives. We’ve included information and case studies about each of the representative roles to help you consider which may suit and interest you most. You’ll find an outline of the process for applying and an application form, along with information about what you can expect as you embark on your role, including learning, development and support. Take the quiz and see which rep role you’re most suited to.

  • 17 Jan 2019

    Library and Archive Service quarterly report October-December 2018

    Publication Code : 007430

    Library and Archive Service quarterly report October-December 2018

  • 16 Jan 2019

    A Case Management Tool for TB Prevention, Care and Control in the UK

    Publication Code : 006 194

    This publication includes guidance for clinical and non-clinical staff involved in the management and care of TB patients. It aims to promote standardisation of protocols and procedures, ensure accountability for delivery and establish clear performance measures through cohort review. The tool is consistent with existing guidance for professionals working in the field of TB in the UK which provide a sound framework for clinical management and commissioning. 

  • 14 Jan 2019

    RCN submission of evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB)

    Publication Code : 007 425

    The NHSPRB was asked not to make a pay recommendation for the multi-year pay deals for 2018/19 to 2020/21 but was asked to monitor the implementation and impact of the agreements put in place in the NHS. The RCN submission underlines the need for effective monitoring and evaluation and preparation for an above inflation pay rise after the end of the pay deals.  

  • 14 Jan 2019

    Joint union submission of evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB

    Publication Code : 007 426

    The NHSPRB was asked not to make a pay recommendation for the multi-year pay deals for 2018/19 to 2020/21 but was asked to monitor the implementation and impact of the agreements put in place in the NHS.  The submission made on behalf of the NHS trade unions underlines the need for effective monitoring and evaluation and preparation for an above inflation pay rise after the end of the pay deals.  

  • 14 Jan 2019

    The UK nursing labour market review 2018

    Publication Code : 007 397

    This is the 2018 report providing a review of the UK nursing labour market, looking at recent data and trends for nursing staff working in the health sector across the UK, drawing out differences, similarities and challenges across the four UK countries.

  • 9 Jan 2019

    Working Together: Being active on staff side

    Publication Code : 007 153

    While your training as an RCN rep offers a great grounding in your duties and the various skills you need, many of us find ourselves taking on a role within staff side that is unexpected. As a result, you find yourself learning the job while you’re doing it, widening your RCN perspective to take in the views of other unions. A need for more support was identified by those attending a joint reps conference and this document is among the results. It’s been created by RCN reps and staff, working together to share their experience and expertise for the benefit of the wider rep community.

  • 3 Jan 2019

    Improving Continuing Professional Development: How reps can make a difference in the workplace

    Publication Code : 007 215

    The nursing profession needs to stay up to date with the latest developments, continuing to update their skills and competences to meet changing future population health needs effectively and safely. However, the reality is that nurses are reporting difficulty accessing and completing continuing professional development (CPD) in all settings.   

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