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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.

  • 22 Nov 2018

    RCN Response to the NMC Consultation on re-joining or staying on the register following time away from practice

    Publication Code : 007 360

    This policy consultation response is based on an engagement exercise with our members using a range of activities, which included social media and direct communications with RCN Forums, our Professional Nursing Committee and via our regional networks.

  • 21 Nov 2018

    Fund our future nurses

    Publication Code : 007 348

    This report provides costed alternatives for higher education funding in England to encourage more people to study nursing.

  • 20 Nov 2018

    On the Back Foot

    Publication Code : 007 328

    This summer, England witnessed high temperatures and long stretches of hot weather. For those living with long-term conditions or multiple medical problems, this meant additional support was required for illness exacerbated by heat. We set out to assess whether these support needs were associated with additional pressures put on the NHS in England this summer.

  • 31 Oct 2018

    Violence and aggression in the NHS: Estimating the size and the impact of the problem – an interim report

    Publication Code : 007 301

    Violence and aggression in the NHS: Estimating the size and the impact of the problem – an interim report

  • 30 Oct 2018

    Clinical Nurse Specialist in Endometriosis

    Publication Code : 007 239

    This revised booklet defines the role of the endometriosis clinical nurse specialist (CNS) to enhance career opportunities, inform and enhance local practice, and establish a base line standard across the UK. There is also an Endometriosis factsheet available (007 240). Publication endorsed by Endometriosis UK.

  • 30 Oct 2018

    Endometriosis factsheet

    Publication Code : 007 240

    A factsheet providing nurses with guidance on how to recognise symptoms, setting out pathways of care and signposts to useful online resources. Please read in conjunction with publication 007 239. Publication endorsed by Endometriosis UK.

  • 16 Oct 2018

    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.

  • 16 Oct 2018

    Older people in care homes: Sex, Sexuality and Intimate Relationships

    Publication Code : 007 126

    This guidance has been developed to help nurses and care staff work effectively with issues of sexuality, intimate relationships, sexual expression and sex, particularly people living in care homes. Its aim is to facilitate learning, support best practice and serve as a resource to help nurses and care staff address the needs of older service users in a professional, sensitive, legal and practical way.

  • 16 Oct 2018

    Library and Archive Service quarterly report July-September 2018

    Publication Code : 007285

    Library and Archive Service quarterly report July-September 2018

  • 16 Oct 2018

    Managing Childhood Immunisation Clinics

    Publication Code : 007 201

    Immunisation programmes in the UK are one of the most successful public health strategies that are delivered by general practice nurses. This best practice pocket guide aims to provide a practical checklist to support general practice nurses in managing a childhood vaccine and immunisation clinic.

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