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‘Change is needed now if we are to put the NHS in Scotland on a sustainable footing’, say Medical and Nursing Royal Colleges

Published: 04 June 2015

Difficult decisions are need to be made now with the public about how and where money is invested in health services, if the NHS is to be sustainable in the future, say Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties in Scotland and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Scotland

Boom and bust approach to NHS nursing workforce isn’t working

Published: 02 June 2015

The boom and bust approach to Scotland's nursing workforce simply is not working, says RCN Scotland Director, commenting on latest workforce statistics for NHS Scotland

CAMHS waiting times figures - RCN Scotland comment

Published: 26 May 2015

Only long-term investment in services that are genuinely designed around the needs of patients will lead to lasting improvement in mental health services, RCN Scotland says

Nursing leader comments on NHS Scotland figures

Published: 26 May 2015

New integration authorities will certainly have their work cut out in rebalancing services between hospitals and communities, says RCN Scotland in a comment on figures on spending on unplanned admissions released today (26 May).

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

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