PARLIAMENTARY BRIEFING - Programme for Government

06 September 2021
For any health and social care reforms announced in the Programme for Government to be effective, the Scottish Government must first deliver a sustainable plan to address workforce pressures.
Nursing staff have been at the forefront of tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and the past 17 months have highlighted the unique value of nursing as a safety critical profession like never before. RCN Scotland members are telling us that the pressure they are under at the moment is unprecedented. As we head in to what will be an incredibly challenging winter period, it is of concern that staffing levels are already reaching crisis point in both health and care services.

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