Policy briefing

Bowel cancer

Essential bowel care advice for nurses

RCN guidance advocates a proactive approach to bowel care

Picture shows boys taking turns drinking from a water fountain at a park. Practical information aimed at schools, nurseries and colleges to support children with bladder and bowel issues and toileting has been published by Bowel and Bladder UK.

Support for children with bowel and bladder problems

Practical guidance covers how to promote good bladder and bowel health in schools

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

Image representing section of brain showing area of focal seizure, overlaid with EEG. New guidelines have been issued on training carers in first-line emergency treatment for epileptic seizures in the community.

Guidance on training carers to treat epileptic seizures

Guidance on training carers in emergency treatment for an epileptic seizure in the community

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Prevention is vital in reducing harm from falls

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents issues national accident prevention strategy for England

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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

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NHS Improvement guidance calls for consistent approach to pressure ulcer definition and...

Guidance calls for the 72-hour rule for pressure ulcers to be scrapped

Safeguarding

Safeguarding guidelines for protection of children and young people

RCN publishes updated guidance for safeguarding children and young people

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New RCN position statement on termination of pregnancy

College responds after members support call for decriminalisation

Woman looks in distress at her insulin kit

Diabetes: recommendations for improving mental well-being

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

Safeguarding framework will help nurses protect their patients

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

Animals in healthcare

A new RCN protocol supports nurses in planning to bring dogs safely into care homes and...

Improving respiratory health in Wales

The Welsh Government's plan to improve accuracy and diagnosis speeds for chronic obstructive...

Advice on setting staff hours for specialist palliative care

New guidelines for 24-hour palliative care services

New voluntary standards for general practice nurses

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

Guidelines on home use of oxygen

The latest policies and what they mean for healthcare professionals.

Cervical screening

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

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