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  • 13 Sep 2017

    Response to the NMC consultations on pre-registration standards and education

    Publication Code : 006447

    This publication contains the RCN's responses to the series of consultations focusing on changes to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards to enable registered nurses to better serve the population health needs for future generations.

  • 8 Sep 2017

    The RCN Money Guide for HCAs, HCSWs, APs, Trainee Nursing Associates and Nursing Apprentices

    Publication Code : 006177

    This Guide provides helpful tips for HCAs, HCSWs, APs, trainee nursing associates and nursing apprentices on how to stay on top of their finances. It provides advice on topics such as budgeting, work and benefits, childcare, dealing with a change in income, and affordable housing options. This is a shortened version of the Guide available to non-members. Members can access the full version by logging in to MyRCN.

  • 6 Sep 2017

    RCN Guide to Revalidation for Employers: Mitigating the Risks to Your Business

    Publication Code : 006091

    In this useful guide we aim to outline in practical terms how employers can support and encourage nurses who must revalidate. This will give employers the assurance that their nurses are registered and can continue to practise.

  • 5 Sep 2017

    Assessing, managing and monitoring biologic therapies for inflammatory arthritis

    Publication Code : 005579

    Updated (2017) guidance for rheumatology specialist practitioners and the wider health care team on assessing, managing and monitoring biologic therapies for inflammatory arthritis.

  • 23 Aug 2017

    AN RCN Toolkit for School Nurses

    Publication Code : 006316

    This toolkit provides school nurses with information, examples of good practice, templates and useful websites to support and develop professional practice. It considers varying policy and practice which applies across the UK and the range of settings in which school nurses work.

  • 21 Aug 2017

    The Student Money Guide

    Publication Code : 006287

    This Guide provides comprehensive advice for nursing and midwifery students on funding, benefits and housing as well as tips on saving money and budgeting.

  • 2 Aug 2017

    Termination of Pregnancy

    Publication Code : 005957

    This guidance incorporates expert and evidence-based practice. It has been produced to support registered nurses and midwives working within the NHS and independent sector. It considers the Abortion Act 1967 as amended by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 and is mainly related to the care of women undergoing termination of a pregnancy under section 1(1)(a) of the Abortion Act 1967.

  • 18 Jul 2017

    Improving Digital Literacy

    Publication Code : 006129

    The effective use of information and digital technologies is a key enabler in delivering health and social care now and in the future. The impact of technology and the potential that it has to transform care is a professional issue touching on care delivery, practice, education and research. Developed by Health Education England and the RCN, the publication outlines why digital capabilities are so important in the provision of the best care; why the right digital knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes are important and relevant to each and all of us working in health and care; and what those digital capabilities are. It details the work undertaken to date on the digital literacy programme of work and also highlights the RCN’s focus on developing digital capabilities in the nursing and midwifery workforce and why this will bring tangible benefits to citizens and patients.

  • 29 Jun 2017

    Making the case for facilities time and facilities agreements in the NHS

    Publication Code : 006202

    This guidance sets out the provisions in the Trade Union Act, looks at the benefits of union representation and facilities agreements and restates what the law and good practice say about the issue. It aims to provide you with information to make the case for facilities time and agreements. At the back of this publication, there are also template letters to share with employers to help you make the case.

  • 19 Jun 2017

    National Curriculum and Competency Framework for Emergency Nursing (Level 1)

    Publication Code : 005883

    This framework (Part 1 005 883 and Part 2 005 923) developed by leading emergency nursing experts, is founded on nursing philosophy and details the depth and breadth of knowledge and skills required of emergency nurses. It provides a clear career structure for those wishing to advance in the specialism.

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