The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) first published guidance in relation to nurses and abortion in 1980.

Following the publication of 'The care of women requesting induced abortion: evidence based clinical guideline number 7' by the Royal College of Obstetricians in 2011,the RCN took the decision to update its guidance to ensure it continues to be a contemporary framework for nursing practice.

This guidance builds on previous work and incorporates expert and evidence-based practice. It has been produced to support registered nurses and midwives working within the NHS and independent sectors.

Click here to read it in full.