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Parliamentary: RCN Scotland Response to Inquiry in Future Of Primary Care

30 August 2019
Evidence submission from RCN Scotland to the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee's inquiry into the future of primary care.
Nursing is by far the biggest staff group within primary care. Around 20% of NHS Scotland’s nursing workforce are based in community settings, with an additional estimated 2,300 nurses (headcount) working in general practice and a further 4,450 (headcount) working in care homes. The role the nursing workforce plays in sustaining 24/7 care within our communities and managing the flow into and out of secondary care and other primary care services should not be underestimated.

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