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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.

publications 618 publications
  • 21 Oct 2016

    The UK nursing labour market review 2016

    This is the 2016 report providing a review of the UK nursing labour market, looking at recent data and trends for nursing staff working in the health sector across the UK, drawing out differences, similarities and challenges across the four UK countries.

  • 11 Oct 2016

    Formula feeds

    This new edition provides an overview of formula feeding to enable health professionals to support mothers who, for whatever reason, have made that choice of feeding. It provides information to enable safe formula feeding, whether in hospital or community settings, and details the different types of standard formula, and formula adapted for minor gastro conditions, that are widely available in the UK. The scope of the guidance is restricted to formula feeds suitable during the first year of life.

  • 11 Oct 2016

    Reasonable adjustments

    This publication recognises that people with impairments are able to undertake employment and are a valuable resource. It offers guidance on how changes to work place environments and attitudes can assist in ensuring that employees with impairments have a fair opportunity to work to the best of their abilities.

  • 10 Oct 2016

    Library and Archive Services annual report 2015

    This report covers the work of the RCN’s Library and Archive Service during 2015 – from collections development to centenary preparations it showcases the wide variety of work undertaken by the library teams.

  • 4 Oct 2016

    Keeping safe when working alone

    This pocket guide will help prepare you for lone working. It provides a checklist to run through before a home visit, along with what to look out for whilst on a visit and what to report afterwards. Remember, The NMC Code states that you should take account of your own personal safety as well as those you care for

  • 4 Oct 2016

    Personal safety when working alone: guidance for members working in health and social care

    This short guide has been developed for members who work alone. It also contains a checklist for RCN safety representatives who work on negotiating improvements to workplace safety for members and nurse managers who manage lone working staff. For those wanting more in-depth information on lone working, there is a list of sources of further information in the back of the guide

  • 30 Sep 2016

    RCN Evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body 2017-18

    This submission accompanies the evidence presented by Staff Side (publication code 005 802) and supports the key recommendations made in the report. It also makes some additional observations and recommendations based on the findings from our own research.

  • 30 Sep 2016

    Staff Side Evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body 2017-18

    Evidence submitted to the NHS Pay review body. Also see RCN Evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body (publication code 005 803)

  • 30 Sep 2016

    Agency nursing under the microscope

    The RCN and HCL Nursing explore the dependence on agency nursing in the UK and the view of agency nurses themselves.

  • 19 Sep 2016

    Acute limb compartment syndrome observation chart

    This observation chart is designed to help monitor patients who may have or be at risk of developing acute limb compartment syndrome.