Policy briefing

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...

Emergency and acute medical care in over 16s guidance

New guidelines from National Institute for Health and Care Excellence cover organising and...

Disabled door open button

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...

Updated National Early Warning Score

In December 2017, the Royal College of Physicians updated the National Early Warning Score...

Acid attacks

Read our policy briefing on new guidance for helping in the immediate aftermath when people...


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In July, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence issued draft guidance on the...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



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...

Policy briefing: fair care for trans people

Read our policy briefing on new RCN guidance on how nurses can meet the needs of transgender