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POLICY: Nursing at the Edge - Main Report - Time To Change Report

02 November 2014
An RCN Scotland report which sets out proposals that we believe would make significant progress in tackling Scotland’s health inequalities.

Scotland is unequal. People’s health is inextricably linked to the circumstances in which they live, and inequalities in health – i.e., the health of those who are least deprived relative to those who are the most deprived – are widening. This is because the health of the least deprived groups is improving at a faster rate than the most deprived

As new integration authorities take shape we conducted interviews with nurses, users of services and other professionals to understand what works when trying to reduce health inequalities. And we concluded again that people, and the strength of their relationships, are at the heart of getting this right.

This report sets out six concrete proposals, based on our interviews, that we believe would make significant progress in tackling Scotland’s health inequalities.

Read the case studies which informed our report:

If you have any comments or would like to find out more information then please contact the RCN Scotland Policy team by emailing them at policyscotland@rcn.org.uk or by filling in the attached feedback form and sending it to Policy, RCN Scotland, 42 South Oswald Road, Edinburgh, EH9 2HH