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Out of hours service under increasing strain, warns RCN

Published: 19 November 2013

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Scotland today warns that General Practice out of hours services are under increasing strain and that action is needed as a matter of priority to ensure patient safety, particularly at weekends and over public holidays.

Nursing leader comments on report on Public Bodies Bill

Published: 18 November 2013

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Scotland today warns that General Practice out of hours services are under increasing strain and that action is needed as a matter of priority to ensure patient safety, particularly at weekends and over public holidays.

RCN Scotland responds to report on Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill

Published: 14 November 2013

RCN Scotland Director welcomes the Stage 1 Report from the Scottish Parliament Education and Culture Committee on Children and young People (Scotland) Bill, but calls on Scottish Government to address concerns about health visitor workforce capacity

Nurse leader response to GP contract announcement

Published: 05 November 2013

Nurses are already making a huge difference to access to primary care services and the Scottish Government should look at giving nurses the ability to hold GP contracts to widen access for patients even further

Nursing leader responds to critical inspection report on Aberdeen Maternity Hospital

Published: 29 October 2013

Healthcare Environment Inspectorate report on Aberdeen Maternity Hospital is 'hugely disappointing' and the health board must deal with the concerns raised 'urgently', says RCN Scotland Director Theresa Fyffe.

Nursing leader comments on NHS finance report

Published: 10 October 2013

NHS Scotland is missing waiting times targets, vacancies are rising and bills for bank and agency staff as well as private health care are growing, according to an Audit Scotland report out today.

RCN Scotland welcomes the Scottish Government announcement on rural health care

Published: 28 August 2013

Theresa Fyffe, Director of RCN Scotland, has welcomed the announcement as an important first step to delivering innovative and accessible health care services that meet the needs of rural communities.

Pressure on NHS services is continuing, says RCN Scotland

Published: 28 August 2013

The latest official figures show that Scotland's NHS is trying to turn around the cuts of recent years, with the nursing and midwifery workforce growing by 0.2 per cent in the last quarter.

Francis report raises serious questions for Scotland

Published: 15 July 2013

All those involved in the health service need to challenge poor care wherever it occurs and answer the serious questions that the Francis report raises for Scotland, says RCN Scotland Director Theresa Fyffe as RCN publishes response to Francis report.

Scottish Conservatives support health visitors for Scotland campaign

Published: 01 July 2013

Scottish Conservatives, including Party Leader Ruth Davidson, Deputy Leader and Health spokesperson Jackson Carlaw and Education spokesperson Liz Smith, showed their support for a new national campaign to safeguard Scotlandís health visiting services.

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