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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.

  • 4 Dec 2017

    Getting it Right for Children and Young People

    Publication Code : 006507

    Ensuring that all of those caring for children and young people are able to meet their needs is essential. The GP, general practice nurse, and registered nurses in first contact services, ie, walk-in centres/out-of-hours provision may be the first point of contact for families around health care issues. This toolkit will support nurses working outside of hospital settings in providing care to children and young people.

  • 29 Nov 2017

    Reasonable adjustments: the peer support service guide for members affected by disability in the workplace

    Publication Code : 006 595

    Guidance from the RCN peer support service for members who are working in health care who are specifically affected by disability or ill health.

  • 27 Nov 2017

    Menopause

    Publication Code : 006 329

    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 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 and supported by grants from Besins Healthcare (UK) Ltd and Sylk UK Ltd.

  • 20 Nov 2017

    Competences: an education and training competence framework for administering medicines intravenously to children and young people

    Publication Code : 006302

    This education and training competence framework for administering medicines intravenously to children and young people was first published in 2005. It has been revised in 2017 to reflect a number of current political and professional issues and initiatives. The framework describes the theoretical and practical competences and overall indicative content for education and training programmes for administering medicines intravenously to children and young people.

  • 17 Nov 2017

    Creating a Strategic Focus to Support the Prevention of Infection

    Publication Code : 006602

    This statement outlines the RCN’s position on priorities for action to support improvements in the preventing infection within health and care settings to accompany revision of the UK strategy on antimicrobial resistance.

  • 15 Nov 2017

    Meeting and influencing your MP: a toolkit

    Publication Code : 006495

    This toolkit is designed as a practical guide to help you talk to your MP. It has all the information you need to contact them and prepare for a meeting, along with some top tips on developing the relationship.

  • 15 Nov 2017

    IPC. Information and learning resources for health care staff

    Publication Code : 005499

    Infection prevention and control (IPC) practice is an essential component of health and social care, and policy and guidance is constantly evolving. Research helps to inform the evidence base for this important area of nursing practice. This resource gives you guidance on how to search and find the relevant evidence-based information and guidance you may require to help keep your infection prevention knowledge and practice up-to-date.

  • 15 Nov 2017

    Essential Practice for Infection Prevention and Control

    Publication Code : 005940

    The prevention and management of infection is the responsibility of all staff working in health and social care and is an integral element of patient safety programmes. This updated publication provides important information and guidance on the essential principles of infection prevention and control and highlights why other issues, such as nutrition and hydration, should be viewed as an essential complementary component of nursing practice.

  • 10 Nov 2017

    RCN Position Statement on Domestic Abuse

    Publication Code : 006587

    This statement sets out the RCN's position on domestic abuse. It defines domestic abuse and summarises the College's actions and commitments in this area.

  • 9 Nov 2017

    Clinical Nurse Specialist in Early Pregnancy Care

    Publication Code : 006394

    The role of the clinical nurse specialist in early pregnancy care is intended to enhance the care for women who may be concerned about a complication in early pregnancy. This document outlines the key skills and knowledge required to develop the role of this specialist nurse/midwife and should provide clear direction for commissioners and managers when creating roles to support best practice in local service provision for women and their families.

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