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Published: 28 May 2013
The pressures on Scotland’s health services show no sign of slackening according to the picture painted by the latest statistics from ISD, says RCN Scotland. Although the nursing and midwifery workforce increased by 0.8% in the year to the end of March 2013, we need to understand whether or not these staff are being employed in the right places to help ease the pressure points in our health services.
Published: 13 May 2013
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Scotland is joining the Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People, Parenting Across Scotland, Children in Scotland and the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland, to campaign for tougher legislation to enshrine Scotland’s commitment to health visiting in law.
Published: 23 April 2013
Six out of 10 nurses (60%) in Scotland believe that better support is needed for whistleblowers, according to a survey conducted for the RCN. The poll also revealed that just 30% of those surveyed believe their workplace has a good culture, where staff are listened to and concerns acted upon.
Published: 24 April 2013
NHS Scotland is facing a perfect storm of all-year-round pressures, ward closures, scandals about waiting times and ongoing cuts to nursing staff.
Published: 22 April 2013
Nine out of ten nurses in Scotland (90%) believe that staffing levels are not always adequate to provide safe patient care, according to a new survey carried out by ICM on behalf of the Royal College of Nursing. And over a quarter (27%) of nurses in Scotland think that staffing levels are rarely or never safe.
Published: 11 April 2013
An unannounced inspection by Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) has highlighted a number of continuing issues in older people’s care at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (RIE), says the RCN.
Published: 18 April 2013
Health visitors make a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of children, families and local communities across the country, says RCN as it joins partner organisations in the children’s sector to campaign for stronger legislation for a universal health visiting service.
Published: 21 April 2013
Nurses are being prevented from caring for their patients because they are drowning in a sea of paperwork, an ICM survey for the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) warned today (21 April).
Published: 19 March 2013
Commenting on the announcement that all health boards will now be part of independent site Patient Opinion, RCN Scotland Associate Director, Norman Provan, said: "We warmly welcome this announcement, which is a positive step in ensuring that patients remain at the heart of Scotland’s NHS."
‘Fully joined-up approach needed’: RCN responds to Audit Scotland’s report on improving community planning
Published: 20 March 2013
Commenting on today’s report by Audit Scotland on improving community planning in Scotland, Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Scotland Director Theresa Fyffe said: “We fully agree with Audit Scotland’s timely analysis that Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs) are at a crossroads. In today’s economic climate, with a major shift in the age of our population, it is clear that significant changes are needed to how public services are delivered."