Publications

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.

  • 15 Jan 2021

    Advanced Preparation of Insulin Syringes for Adult Patients to Administer at Home

    Publication Code : 009 546

    This updated guidance has been developed for nursing practitioners working in a variety of settings, and highlights the professional, organisational and safety issues that must be addressed when pre-loading insulin syringes for later use by a person with diabetes.

  • 5 Jan 2021

    Promoting Optimal Breastfeeding in Children’s Wards and Departments

    Publication Code : 009 470

    This guidance for good practice aims to improve the care of mothers and their infants by providing information which supports breastfeeding in neonatal units, children’s wards and other hospital departments.

  • 23 Dec 2020

    Safe Staffing Poster

    Publication Code : 008 079

    Download and print this poster on the RCN's safe staffing campaign to display in your workplace. The poster provides key information on the campaign and explains how to get involved.

  • 22 Dec 2020

    Safe Staffing Postcard

    Publication Code : 008 073

    Download this postcard on the RCN's safe staffing campaign. The postcard provides key information on the campaign and explains how to get involved.

  • 16 Dec 2020

    Looked After Children: Roles and Competencies of Healthcare Staff

    Publication Code : 009 486

    Over recent years there has been a significant rise in the number of looked after children across the UK, although there are variations in trends between the four UK nations. Published by the Royal College of Nursing, with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, this publication identifies five levels of competence and gives examples of groups that fall within each of these. The competencies in the framework detail the abilities that enable staff to effectively safeguard, protect and promote the welfare, health and wellbeing of looked after children and young people, as well as care leavers.

  • 9 Dec 2020

    Caring for Children and Young People

    Publication Code : 009 405

    This updated publication is for nurses working in the independent sector and identifies key points for organising children and young people’s health care services in independent settings, which include hospitals and clinics.

  • 2 Dec 2020

    Fertility Provision for the UK

    Publication Code : 009 494

    This publication details the RCN’s position on the provision of fertility treatment in the UK.

  • 19 Nov 2020

    Fair Care for Trans and Non-binary People

    Publication Code : 009 430

    This resource is designed to help nursing staff respond to the needs of service users who identify as trans or non-binary, in both the NHS and independent sectors.

  • 19 Nov 2020

    Independent Investigation into the Royal College of Nursing's 2020 Presidential Election

    Publication Code : 009 492

    A review of the RCN 2020 Presidential election by Simon Cheetham QC. This document considers the circumstances surrounding the 2020 Presidential election and whether the actions taken and decisions made were in accordance with the Trade Union & Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, the existing RCN Charter, Rules, Standing Orders, Regulations and the RCN Elections policy & procedure document and campaigning guidelines.

  • 18 Nov 2020

    Join the RCN

    Publication Code : 007 861

    This booklet outlines the RCN's role as "the voice of nursing", explains how to get involved and provides examples of recent campaigns.

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