RCN briefing - Registered nurses in care homes

24 April 2019
Meeting clinical need.

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 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. Supporting people to manage their health and social care needs is key to a good quality of life and can help enable people to achieve the outcomes that matter to them. In the context of integration, it is right that this is done in a multidisciplinary and interagency way and that health and social care staff are enabled to work as teams to offer person centred support. Where nursing care is required, care home residents deserve to have it provided by the right numbers of nursing staff with the appropriate skills, competencies and education.

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