Policy briefings, parliamentary briefings and consultation responses on the issues that matter to nursing staff
In July 2019, the Government published a Green Paper on prevention; ‘Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s’ and corresponding consultation. The RCN welcomes this important Green Paper and the ambition to make the prevention of ill health a priority for government. We set out here our responses to the questions presented in the Green Paper.
The Scottish Government is taking forward four national mental health reviews in Scotland. The RCN is delighted that mental health is getting renewed attention, with an emphasis on improving services and embedding the rights of people using them.
Following the Sturrock Report into bullying and harassment in NHS Highland, published earlier in the summer, MSPs debated bullying and harassment in the NHS in the Scottish Parliament on 10 September. Read the RCN's briefing to MSPs, which makes clear the organisation's stance that no-one at work should feel they are being bullied.
Evidence submission from RCN Scotland to the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee's inquiry into the future of primary care.
Evidence submission from the Primary Care Clinical Professions Group to the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee's inquiry into the future of primary care.
This member briefing and position paper outlines the RCN’s position on supernumerary status for pre-registration nursing students in the UK.
RCN Scotland response to the Scottish Government consultation on their Falls and Fractures Strategy for Scotland consultation
RCN response to NHS England's consultation on transfer and remission of adult prisoners under the Mental Health Act 1983.
RCN response to Spark Legal network's consultation on behalf of the European Commission on mapping and assessment of developments for one of the sectoral professions under directive 2005/36/EC.
Ahead of the Westminster Hall Debate on 17th July, we are briefing MPs to attend and speak about the need for explicit legal accountabilities, at every layer of the health and care system, for growing and developing the health and care workforce, nursing staff need to be able to provide safe and effective care in England.