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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.

  • 9 Oct 2019

    Restrictive physical interventions and the clinical holding of children and young people

    Publication Code : 007746

    Guidance for nursing staff. This updated Royal College of Nursing guidance sets out children’s and young people’s rights concerning restrictive physical intervention and clinical holding in health care settings within a legal, moral and ethical framework.

  • 9 Oct 2019

    An Integrated Career and Competency Framework for Children and Young People’s Endocrine Nurse Specialists

    Publication Code : 007 287

    Children’s endocrinology covers a wide range of illnesses and disorders, varying from minor disorders to severe life-threatening conditions. The need for specialist children’s endocrine services is paramount, and it is suggested that patients would benefit from the care provided by specialist children’s endocrine nurses. This framework has been designed to help guide endocrine nurse specialists with decisions and inform appropriate care of a child or young person and their family.

  • 9 Oct 2019

    Parity of Esteem factsheet

    Publication Code : 007889

    Download the factsheet which gives tips on how to identify healthy interventions to improve overall health and wellbeing and promote parity of esteem.

  • 7 Oct 2019

    Standing up for patient and public safety

    Publication Code : 007 743

    This report describes the lack of clear roles, responsibilities and accountability for workforce planning and supply in England. In reality, this means that the health and care workforce is not growing in line with increasing population need for health and care services, and there are large numbers of vacant posts throughout the system. This impacts upon patient safety and outcomes, and leads to a challenging working environment for staff. To resolve this, we make the case for this to be resolved through legislation, alongside additional investment in the nursing workforce and a national health and care workforce strategy for England. The RCN is clear, it is no longer the time to be discussing whether legislation is needed, instead, we should also be focussed on how we go about securing these necessary changes in law.  

  • 7 Oct 2019

    Parity of Esteem pledge cards

    Publication Code : 007 888

    A4 pledge cards

  • 3 Oct 2019

    Parity of Esteem poster

    Publication Code : 007 870

    There are lots of small, but impactful changes you can make in the workplace to help make parity reality. 

  • 2 Oct 2019

    Responding to climate change

    Publication Code : 007878

    As a UK-wide organisation, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) recognises that climate change undermines the very foundations of our health.   

  • 1 Oct 2019

    RCN Peer Support: Removing Disabling Barriers at Work

    Publication Code : 007 788

    This guidance provides tools and approaches to remove barriers at work for health care professionals for with long-term conditions, physical impairments, mental ill health and neurodiversity. It has been created based on the lived experience of the RCN Peer Support Group.

  • 18 Sep 2019

    Caring for People with Liver Disease including Liver Transplantation: a Competence Framework for Nursing

    Publication Code : 007 733

    Liver disease is now the fifth most common cause of death in the UK and nurses are integral to making an impact on liver disease. This updated framework describes the professional standards expected of practitioners when caring for people with liver disease including liver transplantation. It is designed to support practitioners in a clear, consistent and evidence-based format to reflect their specialist knowledge and skills. This edition includes competencies for liver transplantation. This publication is supported Norgine Pharmaceuticals Ltd.  

  • 13 Sep 2019

    Beat the flu poster

    Publication Code : 007 230

    Key facts on beating the flu

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