Policy briefings, parliamentary briefings and consultation responses on the issues that matter to nursing staff
Senior Charge Nurses (SCNs) are the clinical and professional leaders for nursing staff delivering care. RCN Scotland believes that SCNs – and their equivalents in the community – have a vital role to play in the delivery of safe and effective care. The RCN has campaigned for SCNs to be non-caseload holding for over a decade.
RCN Scotland is proud to represent members working in social care settings, including Scotland’s care homes. As a stakeholder in the social care sector, RCN Scotland believes that it is the right of every resident in Scotland’s care homes to receive high quality, safe care, to be treated with dignity and respect and to have their human rights upheld.
RCN response to the Department of Health and Social Care's consultation on restricting promotions of food and drink that is high in fat, sugar and salt.
RCN Scotland response to the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee inquiry to identify the scale of any health problems acquired from the healthcare environment in Scotland whilst also considering the wider implications for health facilities across Scotland.
RCN response to the Department of Health & Social Care's consultation on appropriate clinical negligence cover.
RCN response to public health outcomes framework: proposed changes 2019 to 2020.
The RCN supports the principles of the Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Scotland) Bill. In 2018 the RCN issued a position statement on soft opt out organ donation.
The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee has now concluded its stage 2 proceedings on the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) bill. Many of the amendments lodged by MSPs had been inspired by the work that the RCN has done on the bill and through the Ask for more campaign.
RCN response to General Medical Council (GMC)'s consultation on credentialing.
RCN response to the Commons Select Committee regarding funding and provision of local authorities’ children’s services.