Policy briefings, parliamentary briefings and consultation responses on the issues that matter to nursing staff
This briefing has been issued to MPs and members of the House of Lords in advance of the Westminster Government debating the emergency legislation required to support the UK to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
The Scottish Parliament will debate the Coronavirus Bill on Tuesday 24 March 2020. This is the RCN's briefing to MSPs on the provisions of the Bill, outlining the RCN's position and concerns on the issues covered in the Bill.
The RCN has responded to NHS England's consultation on the 2020/21 NHS Standard Contract.
Nursing is at the forefront of mental health service provision and innovation in Scotland and RCN Scotland welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the FMHR.
RCN Scotland welcomes the Bill which will increase equity of access to healthcare services for people who have been hurt by rape and sexual crime.
RCN response to developing a national patient safety strategy for the NHS.
On Thursday 16th January, MPs will debate the Government’s plans for health and care over the course of the next parliamentary session. Our briefing sets out what nurses need and expect action on from the new Government and that we hope that the NHS Long Term Plan Bill for England will include accountability for safe staffing across all health and care settings.
The Scottish Government is taking forward four national mental health initiatives with which the RCN is closely involved. The RCN is delighted that mental health is getting renewed attention, with a real emphasis on improving services and embedding the rights of people using them.
RCN response to the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) Consultation on Strategic Themes.
RCN Response to the Department of Health and Social Care's (DHSC) consultation on NHS Pension Scheme: Pension Flexibility.