PARLIAMENTARY: Health and Sport Committee - Resilience and emergency planning

15 June 2020
RCN Scotland response to the Health and Sport Committee call for evidence around resilience and emergency planning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
RCN Scotland is of the view that previous resilience planning, both nationally and locally, has not adequately incorporated the community and care home sectors. There has not been a whole system approach to planning and this was evident at the start of the pandemic, during efforts to rapidly scale up acute capacity when some community staff were being redeployed into the acute sector without sufficient thought being given to the services that needed to continue in the community.
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 or by filling in the attached feedback form and sending it to Policy, RCN Scotland, 42 South Oswald Road, Edinburgh, EH9 2HH

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