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RCN launches abortion guidance

Guidance on the termination of pregnancy has been launched by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). 

Including information on legal issues and best practice methods, the guidance aims to improve nurses' knowledge. 

The guidance builds on previous work, including expert and evidence-based practice. 

An RCN statement said: “The guidance seeks to empower them [nurses] to develop their roles within this area of care, and to protect the public by identifying relevant legislation and standards of care.” 

The framework is available to download on the Royal College of Nursing website