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Nursing leader comments on A&E performance figures for Scotland

Published: 09 January 2015

It’s time to stop thinking of A&E, and indeed hospital care, in isolation from the rest of health and social care, says RCN Scotland Director commenting on latest A&E performance figures

Nursing leader comments on A&E situation in Scotland

Published: 07 January 2015

The problems facing Scotland's A&E departments are a result of growing pressures on the whole health and social care system, says RCN Scotland.

Pressure on Scottish Government to take action on health inequalities grows

Published: 07 January 2015

Nurses are piling the pressure on the Scottish Government to start tackling Scotland’s worsening record on health inequalities as a matter of urgency, as MSPs debate the issue in the Scottiash Parliament today (7 January).

Nursing leader comments on Scottish Labour nurse numbers announcement

Published: 05 January 2015

RCN Scotland Director comments on Scottish Labour’s announcement today (Monday 5 January) that funding from a UK-wide Mansion Tax would be used to recruit an extra 1,000 nurses into the NHS in Scotland.

Health Committee questions Government’s approach to tackling health inequalities - RCN response

Published: 05 January 2015

NHS needs to work with other agencies to try to reduce the health inequalities gap, says RCN Scotland as Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee publishes report.

Nursing leader comments on NHS Scotland beds figures

Published: 29 December 2014

A whole system review of health and social care is needed to ensure that we have the right number of beds and the right number of nurses and other health and social care staff, says RCN Scotland Director commenting on Scottish Lib Dem bed statistics.

Nursing leader comments on new priorities for NHS Scotland

Published: 19 December 2014

It's time to see commitment to improving the health and addressing the needs of Scotland’s most vulnerable people, says RCN Director

RCN Scotland comment on NHS Scotland staff survey 2014

Published: 17 December 2014

Results of latest NHS Scotland staff survey show that the working experience for staff has improved in many areas but there's still plenty of room for improvement, says RCN Scotland

RCN Scotland comments on community beds announcement

Published: 16 December 2014

Far too many older people are admitted to hospital as emergencies or get stuck in hospital unnecessarily because of a lack of the right health and social care in the community, says RCN Scotland

RCN Scotland comment on NHS Scotland Chief Executive's Annual Report

Published: 12 December 2014

NHS report ignores the very real pressures facing our health service and its staff, says RCN commenting on NHS Chief Executive annual report

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