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Parliamentary Briefing - Stage 1 debate Health and Care Staffing Scotland Bill

04 December 2018
The RCN supports the principles of the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Bill.
Nurses and health care support workers across Scotland are working tirelessly to provide the very best care that they can to patients. The reality is, however, that because of staff shortages, issues with the skill mix of teams and ever increasing demands on services, there are times when the staff working are not able to meet the care needs of their patients.

The Bill before the Parliament presents an opportunity to get the right number of staff, with the right skills in the right place so that patients receive safe and effective care.

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