Publications

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.

  • 31 Jan 2020

    Staffing for Safe and Effective Care in the UK

    Publication Code : 008 067

    This report provides an overview of progress made against the safe staffing campaign principles during 2019. It includes country-specific updates as well as a look ahead to priorities during 2020. 

  • 30 Jan 2020

    Living in the Red

    Publication Code : 009 012

    This report investigates how London’s cost of living impacts on nursing staff working in the capital.  It showed that London’s high cost of living is forcing nursing staff out of the capital due to high accommodation and travel costs. Our members told us they feel less financially secure compared to 12 months ago and 57% said they are considering or planning to leave London in the next five years - up 17% from 2016.  We have set out three recommendations to help address the problem.   

  • 29 Jan 2020

    Gender and Nursing as a Profession

    Publication Code : 007 954

    This report explores and critiques the gendered construction of value within the nursing profession and evaluates how value is attributed to nursing, the value placed on individuals and the status of the profession. This work was commissioned by the Royal College of Nursing and undertaken as a collaboration between Oxford Brookes University and the RCN.

  • 29 Jan 2020

    Gender and Nursing as a Profession (Executive Summary)

    Publication Code : 009 033

    This is a short summary of  Gender and Nursing as a Profession, a report which explores and critiques the gendered construction of value within the nursing profession and evaluates how value is attributed to nursing, the value placed on individuals and the status of the profession. This work was commissioned by the Royal College of Nursing and undertaken as a collaboration between Oxford Brookes University and the RCN. The full report is available on our website, publication code 007954.

  • 28 Jan 2020

    Medicines Management

    Publication Code : 009 018

    This publication provides an overview to direct nurses to the most appropriate information to support specific needs. It can be used by education and learning facilitators in practice to support robust training and competence development in medicines management.  

  • 28 Jan 2020

    TB Case Management Forms

    Publication Code : 009 040

    These forms were originally published as appendices in A Case Management Tool for TB Prevention, Care and Control in the UK in 2019 (006 194) and have now been extracted for download and use by nurses in managing and caring for patients with TB. 

  • 28 Jan 2020

    Reps Campaign Resource Pack

    Publication Code : 009 034

    These resource packs can be used to help RCN reps develop their campaign strategy and tactics. 

  • 28 Jan 2020

    RCN Style guide

    Publication Code : 007 946

    A style guide is a set of standards for the writing, formatting and design of documents. These standards should be applied to all written documents and digital channels across the RCN.   Our guide includes guidance on writing about the RCN, punctuation, referencing, capitals, dates and numbers, typography, language use, and much more. This will help all staff and members achieve best practice and brand consistency for all our print, email and digital channels.    

  • 27 Jan 2020

    Library and Archive Service quarterly report July-September 2019

    Publication Code : 009073

    Library and Archive Service quarterly report July-September 2019

  • 23 Jan 2020

    Futureproofing Community Children’s Nursing

    Publication Code : 007 844

    This guidance is for health care professionals, service providers and those involved with planning and commissioning services. It sets out the RCN’s perspective on contemporary and future children and young people’s nursing services in the home and community setting. It also underlines the increasingly crucial role played by community children’s nurses as they provide integrated care closer to home. It explores the legislative and policy agenda, defines the role of the CCN, sets out the core principles of providing care, considers variations in how the needs of families are assessed across the four countries of the UK and outlines examples of current models of care and service delivery.  

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