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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.

  • 7 Mar 2019

    Womens Health Cards part 3

    Publication Code : 007 293

    Part three of these handy pocket guides covers multiple women's health topics including fertility, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), pelvic organ prolapse and Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD). Supported by Association of Early Pregnancy Units, The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust, Verity The Polycystic Ovaries Self Help Group and The Vulval Pain Society.

  • 7 Mar 2019

    Brexit: RCN priorities overview

    Publication Code : 006981

    Shortly after the 2016 referendum on membership of the EU the RCN highlighted the five key priorities to ensure that Brexit worked for nursing and did not negatively impact on health services in the UK. This overview outlines the issues.

  • 6 Mar 2019

    Caring for you while you’re caring for others

    Publication Code : 007 822

    This leaflet gives information about the services offered by RCN Member Support Services, including career advice, telephone counselling and immigration advice.

  • 27 Feb 2019

    Catheter Care

    Publication Code : 007 313

    Publication aiming to encourage widespread adoption of the National Occupational Standards across all NHS and independent health care sectors, by enabling a full understanding of the standards and providing quality care for patients. This publication is supported by B. Braun, BD Medical, Coloplast and Wellspect.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

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