Policy briefing

Nurses meeting to discuss and reflect following a difficult situation

Helping nurses to ‘defuse’ after difficult situations

The RCN has issued guidance on how to discuss and reflect on challenging incidents at work

nurse prepares a catheter for insertion

Improving care for patients who have catheters

RCN updates its guidance on using catheters and how to minimise associated risks

Glove awareness week

Correct use of gloves and how to protect your skin

RCN Glove Awareness week stresses correct use of gloves and how nurses can protect their skin

Instant messaging: guidance for NHS staff in hospital

Guidance aims to help judge how and when to use instant messaging in acute clinical settings

Safeguarding framework will help nurses protect their patients

RCN sets out competencies for healthcare staff in relation to adult safeguarding

Ensuring safe staffing in emergency departments

Guidelines to help hospitals with workforce planning and staff deployment

Six areas for improving treatment of trauma patients identified

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence identifies the priority areas for improvement in the treatment of trauma patients

Emergency and acute medical care in over 16s guidance

New guidelines from National Institute for Health and Care Excellence cover organising and delivering emergency and acute medical care for people aged over 16

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RCN guidance on reasonable adjustments for staff affected by disability

The RCN has updated its peer support service guide for staff affected by an impairment or health condition in the workplace

Updated National Early Warning Score

In December 2017, the Royal College of Physicians updated the National Early Warning Score to improve identification of acutely ill patients

Acid attacks

Read our policy briefing on new guidance for helping in the immediate aftermath when people are injured in an acid attack.

Complaints about the NHS

The latest policy on complaints and what it means for healthcare professionals.

Organising emergency and acute care

In July, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence issued draft guidance on the...

Signs of domestic abuse

The RCN has published a pocket guide on domestic abuse covering all four areas in the UK.

Professionalism

Helping nurses provide the best care possible is at the heart of new guidance on...

Figuring out emergency care provision

As the current system used to record data for emergency departments is approximately 40...

Policy update: physical restraint in healthcare settings in England and Wales

Memorandam of Understanding clarifies when police and nursing staff should respond to...

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