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  • 13 Sep 2018

    Parity of esteem

    Publication Code : 007 109

    Report of the spring 2018 RCN survey of mental health professionals.

  • 5 Sep 2018

    International workforce in the UK after Brexit: nursing issues

    Publication Code : 007 181

    Given the continuing global nursing shortage and rising demand for health and care services the UK needs to be able to attract nursing staff with the right skills and attitudes to work and remain in the sector,

  • 21 Aug 2018

    The Student Money Guide

    Publication Code : 007 125

    This 2018 money guide provides comprehensive advice for nursing and midwifery students on funding, benefits and housing, as well as tips on saving money and budgeting.

  • 20 Aug 2018

    Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff

    Publication Code : 007 069

    One of the most important principles of safeguarding is that it is everyone’s responsibility. Health care staff frequently work with people in their moments of greatest need and can witness health and social inequalities which have a direct impact on the lives of people they care for. This intercollegiate document has been designed to guide professionals and the teams they work with to identify the competencies they need in order to support individuals to receive personalised and culturally sensitive safeguarding. It sets out minimum training requirements along with education and training principles.

  • 26 Jul 2018

    Anonymous Registration on the Electoral Register in the UK

    Publication Code : 007 068

    The RCN supports the need for all individuals to be able to contribute to society, and this includes an individual’s right and access to register to vote. This guidance is aimed at nurses and midwives, who may be supporting victims of domestic abuse or related safeguarding issues, to register to vote anonymously in elections.

  • 24 Jul 2018

    Just about to graduate

    Publication Code : 006 565

    A guide for student nurses just about to graduate.

  • 17 Jul 2018

    RCN Competencies: Caring for Infants, Children and Young People requiring Palliative Care

    Publication Code : 007033

    This document is a revision of the first RCN competence framework produced for nurses and health care support workers in the UK involved in the care of infants, children and young people requiring palliative care. This newly revised competence framework builds on a number of best practice guidance documents and resources.

  • 11 Jul 2018

    Guidance to RCN Complaints

    Publication Code : 006466

    This publication explains the RCN complaints procedure, including how to complain, who can complain and the processes and timescales involved.    

  • 9 Jul 2018

    RCN Standards for Advanced Level Nursing Practice

    Publication Code : 007038

    A publication highlighting the standards for nurses working as advanced nursing practitioners. More information from the RCN on advanced nursing practice can be found at

  • 9 Jul 2018

    Advanced Level Nursing Practice: Introduction

    Publication Code : 006894

    An introduction to the RCN Standards for advanced level nursing practice, advanced nurse practitioners, RCN accreditation and RCN credentialing. More information from the RCN on advanced nursing practice can be found at

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