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POLICY: Safe nursing staffing levels in Scotland

11 August 2016
Letter to Cabinet Secretary regarding proposed legislation on safe nursing staffing levels in Scotland.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Scotland was encouraged by the First Minister’s announcement at RCN’s annual Congress in Glasgow in June this year that the current nursing and midwifery workforce and workload planning tools are to be enshrined in law.

In partnership with the SGHD and employers, the RCN has been involved in the development of these tools over many years. In this letter we share our initial thoughts on what we believe will be important to ensure the new legislation is as effective as possible.

If you have any comments or would like to find out more information then please contact the RCN Scotland Policy team by emailing them at or by filling in the attached feedback form and sending it to Policy, RCN Scotland, 42 South Oswald Road, Edinburgh, EH9 2HH

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