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  • 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.

  • 14 Feb 2018

    Left to chance

    Publication Code : 006 682

    Following two reports from the RCN last year,we asked frontline we asked frontline nursing staff how the 40,000 shortfall in health and care affects their day-to-day care of patients. With those powerful testimonies still echoing - and being added to each day – the report explains in part how England got to this point.

  • 8 Feb 2018

    Freedom of Information Follow up Report on Management of Waste in the NHS

    Publication Code : 006 683

    This follow-up report presents findings of a Freedom of Information (FOI) survey on waste management by NHS trusts in England. The survey was conducted by the RCN in spring 2017.

  • 6 Feb 2018

    Guide to blogging

    Publication Code : 006 693

    This guide is for RCN members who would like to write an informal piece about something affecting nursing or their specialty through the RCN’s blog pages. It gives clear instruction on how to start a blog, what to include and how to get it published online.

  • 17 Jan 2018

    Meeting Health Needs in Educations and other Community Settings

    Publication Code : 006 634

    A guide for members who have a responsibility to plan for, or are required to safely meet the health needs for children and young people (CYP) in various settings.

  • 9 Jan 2018

    Consent for organ and tissue donation after death

    Publication Code : 006698

    This briefing is intended to provide background information to RCN members across the UK who wish to complete the RCN survey on consent for organ and tissue donation after death. The survey will be open from 15 January to 11 February 2018.

  • 9 Jan 2018

    RCN Termination of Pregnancy (Induced Abortion)

    Publication Code : 006685

    Position statement from the RCN on Termination of Pregnancy (Induced Abortion)

  • 18 Dec 2017

    The UK nursing labour market review 2017

    Publication Code : 006 625

    This is the 2017 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.

  • 18 Dec 2017

    Dignity in health care for people with learning disabilities

    Publication Code : 006605

    This guidance, developed by the Royal College of Nursing Learning Disability Nursing Forum, aims to improve dignity in health care for people with learning disabilities.

  • 13 Dec 2017

    Tuberculosis Nurse Competency Framework for TB Prevention, Care and Control

    Publication Code : 006193

    This framework has been developed in response to the Review of the Tuberculosis Nurse Workforce in England published in 2015, to support the nursing workforce deliver TB prevention, care and control. The work on this framework was developed through a national group pulled together through Public Health England and led by an independent consultant funded by NHS England.

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