Policy briefing

Instant messaging: guidance for NHS staff in hospital

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

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Diabetes: recommendations for improving mental well-being

All-party group calls for clearer pathways to support individuals’ psychological needs

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NICE guidance on vaginal mesh surgery

'Non-surgical options for urinary incontinence and prolapse must be exhausted first...

Advice on setting out of hours staffing levels for specialist palliative care

Guidance seeks to define the minimum nurse and doctor numbers required to maintain 24-hour...

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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...

Support for men with cancer to keep working

A new guide, Working with Cancer, aims to support men to continue working after a diagnosis...

Staff retention: employers advised to listen more to nurses

New guidance on staff retention from NHS Improvement encourages employers to listen to...

New voluntary standards for general practice nurses

New voluntary standards on the education and practice of senior general practice nurses have...

Acas guidance on sexual harassment in the workplace

Acas has produced new guidance on recognising sexual harassment in the workplace and the...

Complaints

Written complaints about nurses have risen, with the profession receiving the second-highest...

Acid attacks

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

RCN toolkit for school nurses

Read our policy briefing on an updated school nursing toolkit from the RCN.

Cervical screening

Read our policy briefing on new Public Health England guidance on the importance of practice...

Female genital mutilation

Read our clinical update on guidance from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine on female...

Towards a smoke-free generation

Read our policy briefing on the Department of Health's plans to create a 'smoke-free...

RCN guidance on responding to unexpected incidents or emergencies

Read our policy briefing on RCN guidance on responding to unexpected incidents or...

Signs of domestic abuse

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

Spotting the signs of domestic slavery

Read our policy briefing on new guidance on how to identify those at risk of domestic...

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