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Publications

RCN publications cover a wide range of topics varying from clinical guidance to employment relations issues to advice on bullying. To reproduce RCN publications please complete the copyright request form and we’ll be in touch.



  • 24 May 2023

    Get Out the Vote Toolkit

    This toolkit aims to help you engage as many members in the vote as possible.

  • 17 May 2023

    Mouth Care During End of Life Care: Keeping the mouth clean, moist and comfortable

    Publication Code : 010 715

    This resource can be used by the persons receiving care, their relatives and those important to them, to help support good mouth care during end-of-life care. The publication is endorsed by Marie Curie.

  • 16 May 2023

    Fair Pay for Nursing England Ballot leaflet May 2023

    Publication Code : 010 945

    A four page leaflet with information about the May 2023 strike ballot.

  • 16 May 2023

    Fair Pay for Nursing England Ballot Poster May 2023

    Publication Code : 010 943

    An A4 poster with information about the May 2023 strike ballot.

  • 16 May 2023

    Fair Pay for Nursing England Ballot flyer May 2023

    Publication Code : 010 944

    A flyer with information about the May 2023 strike ballot.

  • 16 May 2023

    A new dawn for nursing: 2023-2027

    Publication Code : 010 891

    Our five-year strategy aims to inspire, champion and support the nursing community to deliver the best possible care.

  • 15 May 2023

    Corridor care: Survey results

    Publication Code : 010930

    This document records the findings of an online survey sent to members of the RCN’s Emergency Care Association network exploring their experiences of corridor care.

  • 12 May 2023

    Council’s Report to Members on Congress 2022

    Publication Code : 010 796

    This report details the activities that have been carried out by RCN members and staff to push forward with the resolutions and matters for discussions passed at Congress 2022. The document covers issues as far ranging as overworking, ethical overseas recruitment, Agenda for Change and long COVID – it highlights the most pressing matters facing our members and the nursing profession.

  • 11 May 2023

    RCN Travel Health Nursing: career and competence development

    Publication Code : 010 573

    This updated (2023) publication provides information on current guidelines and standards of care expected from nurses advising travellers from the UK. Travel advice can be complex, and this update continues to build on previous editions by defining the standards of care expected for a competent registered nurse, experienced/proficient nurse, and a senior practitioner/expert nurse delivering travel health services.

  • 5 May 2023

    Understanding Aseptic Technique

    Publication Code : 010 725

    A summary of RCN evidence generation in 2022 using qualitative interviews with nurses. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has undertaken a programme of work in response to members’ concerns about the conduct of aseptic technique. This report adds to the profession’s education journey to enhance nursing practice founded on enquiry and the generation of evidence to inform practice. This report will be of interest to nursing staff or midwives involved in aseptic technique guideline development or education of this core practical skill.