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Mental health investment announcement: RCN Scotland comment

Published: 24 May 2015

Nursing has a key role in improving access to mental health services but long term investment is needed for lasting improvement, says RCN Scotland

RCN Scotland comment on latest A&E waiting times

Published: 12 May 2015

Focusing only on A&E targets misses the point - a joined-up approach looking at all the pressures in the system is needed if we are going to have a sustainable health service, says RCN Scotland Director as latest A&E waiting times are published.

Mental health hospital admissions: nursing leader comment

Published: 12 May 2015

Long term investment by Scotland’s new joint integration boards in services designed to meet the needs of our most vulnerable people is needed, says RCN Scotland Director

Nursing leader on Care Assurance and Accreditation System announcement

Published: 11 May 2015

Scotland needs an effective, evidence-based assurance system so that patients and public can be confident that there are enough appropriately qualified nurses in place to provide safe and effective care, says RCN Scotland Director

‘Cast-iron guarantee’ needed that TTIP won’t threaten NHS, says nurse leader

Published: 29 April 2015

An explicit guarantee is needed that the NHS will be exempt from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), says RCN Scottish Board Chair Michael Brown

Survey reveals Scotland’s nurses undertake training in own time

Published: 28 April 2015

Nurses at all levels need dedicated time to take part in training and development to keep their skills up and help continue to improve health care, says RCN on publication of a survey of over 1,300 nursing staff in Scotland

Nursing leader comments on Patient Opinion announcement

Published: 09 April 2015

The views and experiences of patients shape the way NHS services are provided so further work by Patient Opinion in this field is a very important way to make this happen, says RCN Scotland

Nursing leader comments on STEP campaign for emergency departments in Scotland

Published: 24 March 2015

Focusing attention on A&E risks draining resources from other parts of the health and social care system and making pressures on A&E worse, says RCN Scotland

Nursing leader comments on review of hospital cleanliness

Published: 18 March 2015

HEI report shows there is 'certainly no room for complacency' on hospital cleanliness says RCN Scotland.

NHS pay rise – RCN Scotland comment

Published: 12 March 2015

RCN comments on 1% pay rise for NHS staff which is in line with the independent pay review body's recommendations

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