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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.

  • 5 Apr 2018

    Library events leaflet

    Publication Code : 006 786

    Find out about the events and exhibitions taking place at RCN libraries across the UK, including the new Pandemic! exhibition at RCN London HQ.

  • 28 Mar 2018

    The RCN’s UK position on consent for organ and tissue donation after death

    Publication Code : 006 921

    Between January and February 2018 the RCN surveyed members on their views on consent for organ and tissue donation after death. The RCN’s Professional Nursing Committee reviewed the results of the survey in March 2018 meeting after which a decision was made, in line with member views, to change the College’s position to one of qualified support for an opt-out system of consent.

  • 28 Mar 2018

    Consent for organ and tissue donation after death

    Publication Code : 006698

    This briefing was published to provide information to RCN members who wished to complete an RCN survey on consent for organ and tissue donation after death between January and February 2018. The results of that survey informed the RCN’s new position on consent (006 921) launched in March 2018. The detail of this briefing has not been updated since originally published, but it remains available to provide context on issues around organ and tissue donation.

  • 27 Mar 2018

    RCN Gender Pay Gap

    Publication Code : 006 884

    A report outlining the statistics of the gender pay gap at the Royal College of Nursing.

  • 22 Mar 2018

    Women’s Health Cards Part 2

    Publication Code : 006514

    Part 2 of these handy pocket guides covers multiple women’s health topics including contraception, uterine fibroids and cervical cancer. Supported by Bayer, Medtronic, Macmillan Cancer Care, Sylk and Association of Early Pregnancy Units (AEPU).

  • 19 Mar 2018

    Library and Archive Service Review of the year 2017

    Publication Code : 006 707

    This review covers the work of the RCN’s Library and Archive Service during 2017 – from events and exhibitions to Customer Service Excellence and Archives Accreditation, it showcases the wide variety of work undertaken by the library teams.

  • 17 Mar 2018

    An RCN Education and Career Progression Framework for Fertility Nursing

    Publication Code : 006690

    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.

  • 16 Mar 2018

    Becoming an RCN Representative

    Publication Code : 006747

    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.

  • 12 Mar 2018

    RCN Position Statement: Nurse Staffing for Safe and Effective Care

    Publication Code : 006878

    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.

  • 7 Mar 2018

    The Transition of Older People from their own Residence to a Care Home

    Publication Code : 006708

    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.

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