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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This A4 poster explains the importance of nursing staff taking their breaks. It is part of the RCN Healthy Workplace, Healthy You campaign.
This poster encourages nursing staff to check their urine for signs of dehydration.
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.
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.