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‘District nursing under threat’, says RCN Scotland

Published: 17 June 2014

As RCN members from Scotland and across the UK meet in Liverpool this week for their annual Congress, the Royal College of Nursing (Scotland) is warning that district nursing services in many areas of Scotland are under threat from a lack of investment and soaring patient demand.

RCN Scotland calls for clarity on Self Directed Support – response to Audit Scotland report

Published: 12 June 2014

'How can local authorities, which provide some paid-for services, and health boards that provide a universal service free at the point of need, work together to ensure the needs of service users who opt for direct payments are met?,' RCN asks in repsonse to Audit Scotland report on self directed support

RCN Scotland comments on Scotland’s Public Finances audit

Published: 05 June 2014

Evidence of long-term financial planning in NHS in Scotland still missing, says RCN Scotland commenting on Audit Scotland report on public finances

Listening to the patients’ voice: comment from RCN Scotland

Published: 04 June 2014

We need to promote the patients' voice in the NHS and remember staff opinion at the same time, says RCN Scotland

Nursing leader insists practice nurses receive 1% pay rise

Published: 14 March 2014

Practice nurses in Scotland should be awarded the 1% pay rise that NHS staff are receiving, says the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Scotland.

Supporting members as Scotland's referendum approaches

Published: 06 February 2014

As Scotland’s referendum approaches, Michael Brown, Chair of RCN Scotland board and Chair of RCN Council, talks about our new guidance for RCN members on the subject.

Nursing student numbers going up, but shortage of nurses persists, says RCN

Published: 14 January 2014

The latest announcement, for student nurses starting their course in September this year, is further welcome news that the Government is listening to the RCN's concerns about the shortage of nurses in the workforce and the problems this is causing now and storing up for the future.

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