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  • 8 Aug 2019

    Library and Archive Service quarterly report April-June 2019

    Publication Code : 007775

    Library and Archive Service quarterly report April-June 2019

  • 8 Aug 2019

    RCN response to the NMC Consultation on Shaping the Future: The development of their next Five Year Strategic Plan

    Publication Code : 007 756

    This document has been collated in response to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) call for consultation on Shaping the Future: The development of their next Five Year Strategic Plan. The RCN membership have been engaged via forums and social media platforms across the UK to provide consultation. The NMC consultation process will be undertaken over a 12-month period and this document includes the responses gained at the first stage of the process.

  • 17 Jul 2019

    Nurse specialist in menopause

    Publication Code : 007732

    The menopause happens to all women, however the degree of its impact on a woman’s quality of life and the symptoms experienced are very individual. The role of a specialist in menopause was included in the 2015 NICE guidelines on managing menopause, however the detail of how this role might be implemented in practice was less clear and subsequently the British Menopause Society (BMS) produced a guide for all health care professionals. 

  • 16 Jul 2019

    Maternity workforce survey report

    Publication Code : 007760

    This publication contains the full results of the scoping exercise exploring the employment and role-specific training and continuing professional development of registered nurses and unregistered support workers in maternity services in the UK. Please read in conjunction with the published report Nurses in maternity care: RCN report

  • 16 Jul 2019

    Nurses in maternity care: Literature review

    Publication Code : 007761

    This is a literature review for the RCN’s Midwifery Forum project on the training and continuing professional development needs of registered nurses and unregistered support workers in maternity care. 

  • 16 Jul 2019

    Nurses in maternity care: RCN report

    Publication Code : 007640

    This report has been produced from the analysis of a workforce survey designed to explore the employment and role-specific training and continuing professional development (CPD) of registered nurses and unregistered support staff working in maternity services across the UK. The report was informed by two documents, also now available online.

  • 10 Jul 2019

    Conscientious objection guidance

    Publication Code : 007 690

    In 2013 RCN published its Position Statement on Termination of Pregnancy (Induced Abortion) (RCN 2013), and a part of that publication was providing guidance for nurses and midwives who wish to exercise the legal right to conscientious objection. This new guidance has reviewed our advice and updated the document for ease of use by nurses, midwives and nursing associates on the issue of conscientious objection.

  • 20 May 2019

    Parity of Esteem – Delivering Physical Health Equality for those with Serious Mental Health Needs

    Publication Code : 007618

    This publication gives an overview of the work the RCN is doing to address the mortality gap between people with serious mental illness and the rest of the population as well as our work towards establishing parity of esteem between mental and physical health. 

  • 20 May 2019

    Staffing for Safe and Effective Care: RCN Member Campaigning in the UK

    Publication Code : 007 674

    The RCN is campaigning for laws ensuring safe and effective staffing in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, following a resolution passed by our members at RCN Congress 2016 after the successful introduction of the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016.

  • 20 May 2019

    Forums Review of the Year 2018

    Publication Code : 007 516

    The role of forums is vital in contributing to the professional voice of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). This publication covers forum membership and governance, and looks at forum communication channels and achievements during 2018. 

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