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  • 17 Mar 2018

    An RCN Education and Career Progression Framework for Fertility Nursing

    Publication Code : 006690

    The RCN recognises the need to articulate the education needs and requirements of nurses and midwives working at different stages of practice within fertility nursing. This framework enables those interested in pursuing a career in fertility nursing to consider how they can plan their career pathway.

  • 16 Mar 2018

    Becoming an RCN Representative

    Publication Code : 006747

    This booklet is designed to give an understanding of the role and activities of RCN representatives. It includes 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.

  • 12 Mar 2018

    RCN Position Statement: Nurse Staffing for Safe and Effective Care

    Publication Code : 006878

    The RCN believes that having the right number of registered nurses and nursing support staff with the right knowledge, skills and experience in the right place at the right time is critical to the delivery of safe and effective care for patients and clients.

  • 7 Mar 2018

    The Transition of Older People from their own Residence to a Care Home

    Publication Code : 006708

    The transition from a person‘s own home to a care home is often emotional for both the individual as well as their family and friends. This publication has been developed to support nurses working with people living in the community and nursing staff in care homes. The principles aim to underpin a person-centred transition and provide access to a wide range of useful resources.

  • 2 Mar 2018

    Royal College of Nursing Evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body 2018-19

    Publication Code : 006821

    This document contains the RCN's evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body for the 2018-19 pay round. This submission, which is accompanied by the 2017 RCN Labour Market Review of the nursing workforce and the 2017 RCN Employment Survey, is made alongside and supports the Staff Side submission.

  • 21 Feb 2018

    Rest, Rehydrate, Refuel: Resource for RCN Members

    Publication Code : 006703

    Advice for RCN members on taking their breaks at work, including information on the employer's responsibility and why it is important to take breaks.

  • 21 Feb 2018

    'Give us a break' poster

    Publication Code : 006701

    This A4 poster explains the importance of nursing staff taking their breaks. It is part of the RCN Healthy Workplace, Healthy You campaign.

  • 21 Feb 2018

    'Are You Hydrated?' poster

    Publication Code : 006704

    This poster encourages nursing staff to check their urine for signs of dehydration.

  • 21 Feb 2018

    Rest, Rehydrate, Refuel: A Resource to Improve the Working Environments for Nursing Staff

    Publication Code : 006702

    This resource encourages health and social care managers to ensure that nursing staff are taking their at-work breaks, are well hydrated and have access to nutritional food. It outlines the case for making improvements and the legal responsibilities of employing organisations, and provides tips and case studies to support the implementation of improvements. The document is supported by a short guide for nursing staff and posters to encourage nursing staff to self-care and take steps to rest, rehydrate and refuel.

  • 16 Feb 2018

    RCN member briefing paper on decriminalisation of termination of pregnancy

    Publication Code : 006 797

    The RCN has launched a UK-wide survey of its members on the principle of removing criminal sanctions from termination of pregnancy. This is commonly known as decriminalisation of abortion. This briefing paper provides some background to the debate around decriminalisation and will help you to answer the survey.

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