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Health protection Public Health Royal College of Nursing

Details: Health protection is one of the responsibilities of Public Health England (PHE). It is a broad and versatile field requiring specialist knowledge and skills provided by a multidisciplinary team. It has been given an increasing profile in recent years following the polonium 210 incident, pandemic flu and more recently SARS-CoV2 and COVID-19 disease.

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eHealth Clinical Royal College of Nursing

Details: The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines eHealth as "the cost-effective and secure use of information and communications technologies in support of health and health-related field, including health care services, health surveillance, health literature, and health

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Womens health Clinical Topics Royal College of Nursing

Details: Women’s health is an important part of the RCN’s portfolio of professional work, and these pages provide resources and general information to current and ongoing projects, as well as links to external resources to enhance understanding of some of the key issues facing women today.

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Physical activity Public Health Royal College of Nursing

Details: Physical activity is essential for good health, and those nurses who participate in physical activity are more likely to reap the benefits of good health such as lower sickness absence, increased loyalty to their workplace and better recruitment retention ( NICE, 2008 ). We know that as a …

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Quality improvement Clinical governance Royal College

Details: Health Foundation (2013) Quality Improvement Made Simple. RCN support RCN Principles of Nursing Practice. The Principles describe what everyone can expect from nursing practice, whether colleagues, patients, their families or carers and provide a framework for care and quality improvement.

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In the news Royal College of Nursing

Details: The mental health needs of young people with learning disabilities are overlooked despite an increased risk - new report Children and young people with learning disabilities are much more likely to develop mental health problems yet their needs are too often overlooked warns a new report by the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition.

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Previous RCN research conferences Royal College of Nursing

Details: facilitate sharing and collaboration between health care researchers; This webpage is a repository of programmes and book of abstracts from previous research conferences. Where available, we also provide a link to keynote videos. RCN 2019 annual international nursing research conference.

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A grounded theory of courage in nursing – a complex, multi

Details: Department of Health. London. NHS Commissioning Board Commissioning Board Chief Nursing Officer and DH Chief Nursing Adviser (2012) Compassion in practice Nursing, Midwifery and care staff. Our vision and Strategy. London. Crown copyright. NHS England (2016) Leading Change, Adding Value. A Framework for Nursing, Midwifery and Care Staff.

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The lived experience of nursing home residents in the

Details: Health Information and Quality Authority [HIQA] (2102). National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare. Health Information and Quality Authority: Dublin. Hellstrom, Y., Hallberg, I.R., (2001). Perspectives of elderly people receiving home help on health, care and quality of life. Health and Social Care in the Community: 9 (2), 61-71. Livindhome

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Travel health Public Health Royal College of Nursing

Details: Public Health England published guidance for health professionals managing clinical incidents or adverse vaccine associated events related to yellow fever vaccination. Health professionals working in UKYFVCs should read this guidance in its entirety, ensure the information is disseminated widely to the clinical team and applied in clinical

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Regulation and recognition Health + Care Royal College

Details: The RCN position. Stephanie Aiken, RCN Deputy Director of Nursing says: "The RCN has a clear view that all health care support workers (HCSWs) should be regulated in the interests of public protection and patient safety." The RCN's current position is that HCSWs who deliver direct clinical care alongside registered nurses in the nursing body

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Public health: Subject Guide Library Royal College of

Details: Public health deals with and supports measures at an individual level, within organisations and at a wider society level to tackle the causes of disease and preventable mortality and disability. Use this guide to find information resources about public health

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Obesity Public Health Royal College of Nursing

Details: The World Health Organization's definition of obesity is a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30. The BMI is the most used measure for adults in the UK. It is the same for both sexes and across all ages and as such provides the most useful population-level indicator of overweight (BMI of …

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Womens health: Current Work Royal College of Nursing

Details: Making sense of women's health. This new online publication, being developed by the RCN's Women’s Health Forum, is designed for the non-specialist nurse. It will highlight awareness of conditions that women can experience, the likely outcomes, and how to guide them toward appropriate resources or treatment. The evidence around women's health

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Health and Care Bill: we will lobby for safe nurse

Details: Health and care services entered a pandemic with tens of thousands of nursing vacancies, leaving an ever-stretched profession feeling exhausted. “Ducking the question of workforce accountability will also make it even harder for the government to deliver on the pledge of 50,000 more nurses – vital for the delivery of safe care to

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Immunisation Public Health Royal College of Nursing

Details: Immunisation is a cost effective and critical element of preventive care around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimate that it prevents between two and three million deaths each year. Nurses have a major role in advising and promoting immunisation. This includes administering vaccinations included in the childhood immunisation

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Medicines management: Professional Resources Royal

Details: Medicine in health and adult social care: learning from risks and sharing good practice for better outcomes. This report describes lessons for better medicines optimisation across health and social care providers and the positive impact of involving pharmacy professionals in health and social care settings

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Urogynaecology Womens health Royal College of Nursing

Details: Women’s health physiotherapists play a vital role in providing pelvic floor exercises to women with pelvic floor dysfunction. Many joint pelvic floor multi-disciplinary meetings are held involving urologists, colorectal surgeons and urogynecologists where complex …

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Maths matters Clinical topics Royal college of nursing

Details: Numeracy is particularly important in health care and plays a vital role including, but not limited to: Discussing medical conditions with colleagues and patients interpreting information given to you by patients or colleagues writing formal and informal reports spotting patterns and trends in numbers (e.g. is a patient's condition deteriorating?) reading numerical information from medical

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Public mental health Public Health Royal College of

Details: Mental health is: "the emotional and spiritual resilience which allows us to enjoy life and to survive pain, disappointment and sadness. It is a positive sense of well-being and an underlying belief in our own, and others’ dignity and worth.” (Health Education Authority, 1997).

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Work experience Royal College of Nursing

Details: On your placement, you may be given tasks like making beds, shadowing a nurse or health care assistant, talking to patients, attending team meetings, observing drug rounds, or applying simple dressings - all with patient consent. Work placements are normally covered by an honorary contract, which sets out the expectations on both sides.

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Health: The foundations for achievement 100 page turners

Details: Health: The Foundation of Achievement by David Seedhouse is essentially a book about ethics. Seedhouse argues that globally accepted definitions of health that focus on the absence of illness and disease, are flawed. He suggests that irrespective …

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School health and wellbeing Public health Royal

Details: School Health and Well-being have now completed the work with the young person. Through the support we have provided this young person is now accessing the most appropriate specialist support. As a service we are aware of the importance of supporting children, young people and families around transgender issues.

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Sick leave and sick pay Royal College of Nursing

Details: Sick pay. Your sick pay entitlements will be in your employment contract. If you don't receive contractual sick pay, find out about statutory sick pay (SSP) at gov.uk. Read section 14, Part 3 of Agenda for Change if you work in the NHS. If you are an agency worker, or are unsure about your entitlements, our sickness advice guide can help.

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Good record keeping Public Health Royal College of Nursing

Details: Occupational health records and reports should only be disclosed to other members of staff on the same basis as to management. E.g. if disclosure to the health and safety manager is requested, the OH nurse should: 1. Consider what information it is necessary to disclose in order to enable the health and safety manager to carry out her duties; 2.

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Clinical research nurses Royal College of Nursing

Details: The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funds health and care research and provides the people, facilities, and technology that enables research to thrive. The NIHR invests significantly in people, centres of excellence, collaborations, services and facilities to support health and care research in …

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Advanced Level Nursing Practice: Introduction

Details: all health care settings developing their skills, competence and confidence. These updated RCN competencies recognise the changing landscape of advanced level practice in nursing and other allied health professions and uses the term advanced level nursing practice to acknowledge this. It is relevant to any nurse working at this level of practice.

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Public health influence Public Health Royal College of

Details: Public Health England (PHE) has developed a range of materials to support local initiatives. This blog highlights some of the initiatives. T he CLeaR tool launched in 2016 has been designed to help local authorities prevent or reduce the impact of alcohol harm. It is based on the successfultobacco CLeaR tool, providing a framework for local

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Health and Care visas and the Immigration Health Surcharge

Details: The Immigration Health Surcharge is a fee paid by international workers in the UK in order to access NHS services. Tier 2/Skilled Worker Visa holders and their family members are now exempt from having to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS). Other visas still attract a charge for IHS.

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School readiness Public health Royal College of Nursing

Details: The health needs assessment is in the form of an online questionnaire and is offered universally to all parents who access the questionnaire through a secure portal. The school age questionnaire was developed by Kath Lancaster, to meet the needs of the pre-school child with regard to school readiness from an individual child and public health

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HCAs, APs and TNAs: Subject Guide Library Royal

Details: First Steps is the RCN’s most popular free e-learning tool for health care assistants. It’s a perfect resource to dip in and out of, whether you’re new to the post or looking to refresh your knowledge and skills. View page; Royal College of Nursing (2019) The role of …

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Looked after children Children and young people Royal

Details: Health visitors and school nurses provide support, information and advice as part of universal services. Specialist nurses for looked after children The term Nurse Specialist denotes a nurse with additional knowledge skill and experience in working with looked after children responsible for assessing and promoting wellbeing in the looked after

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RCN Improving Physical and Mental Health Outcomes

Details: During a worldwide pandemic mental and physical health has never been so intertwined into our current working and personal lives. This programme explores the impact of meeting (or not) the mental and physical health needs of patients and staff when working in new ways and with new emotional, psychological and physical pressures.

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Effects of alcohol misuse Public Health Royal College

Details: The Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 revealed that, in England, alcohol misuse is the biggest risk factor for early death, ill health and disability for those aged …

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Nursing careers resource Professional Development

Details: Welcome to this careers resource, which has been jointly developed by the Royal College of Nursing and Health Education England to help registered nurses and the nursing support workforce across the UK plan their health careers effectively. This online resource is designed to provide you with a range of ideas about the varying roles that you

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Looked after Children: roles and competencies of

Details: health, wellbeing and human rights of individuals, which allow people – especially children, young people and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse, harm and neglect. Any child can be considered to be at risk of harm or abuse, regardless of age, ethnicity,

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Medicine supply and administration Medicines management

Details: In occupational health settings, the legislation allows for the supply and/or administration of medicines specified in a written instruction signed by a medical practitioner. See the section on medicines optimisation on our occupational health nursing skills and role development page. From 1 October 2017, schools in England are able to purchase

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Public health reforms in England Royal College of Nursing

Details: The Health and Social Care Act 2012 radically reforms the way that health care is commissioned in England. As part of these reforms, local public health services will move from the NHS into local authorities. A new body – Public Health England – will be set up to provide strategic leadership support and health protection functions.

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Black History Month Royal College of Nursing

Details: 17 Sep 2021 Online It takes a village. COVID-19 has highlighted the structural inequalities and inequities and the systemic racism that exist in society but also within the systems we work within health outcomes for Black and Asian people throughout the life course are poorer, including health and social care staff.

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School nursing Children and young people Royal College

Details: Department of Health and Social Care (2014) School nursing: public health services. Guidance for putting in place public health services for children and young people from 5 to 19 years; Public Health England (2018) Healthy child programme 0 to 19: health visitor and school nurse commissioning.

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Professional resources Domestic abuse Royal College of

Details: A cry for health. The ‘Cry for health’ evaluation study published by SafeLives looks at the impact of providing specialist support for victims and survivors of domestic abuse in a hospital setting. ' Domestic abuse has a devastating effect on the health and wellbeing of victims and families, and is a national public health epidemic. '

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Public Health: RCN position statement Royal College of

Details: Public Health: RCN position statement. The RCN agrees that we must support the population to make healthier choices. Disease prevention is underpinned by the principle that individuals should be empowered with accurate information to help them understand the impact that lifestyle has on their health. This document sets out the RCN's position

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Sexual health education directory Public Health Royal

Details: Sexual Health (SH) encompasses: genito-urinary medicine, sexual and reproductive health, psychosexual medicine and counselling, abortion services and HIV. See the RCN umbrella diagram which shows the breadth of SH provision. It is delivered in various settings, providing care across specialised services as well in primary care and third sector

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Case studies and good practice Nursing in justice and

Details: The team identify, assess and refer people with mental health, intellectual disability needs and substance misuse issues when they first come in to contact with the Criminal Justice System. Nursing Times (30 May 2018). Award for nurses who provide end of life care in prison. A nurse-led initiative in which hospice staff have taken their

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