Policy briefings, parliamentary briefings and consultation responses on the issues that matter to nursing staff
RCN response to the WHO's consultation on high-level commission on health employment and economic growth.
Five years on from the transfer of the nurse-led prison healthcare service from the Scottish Prison Service to NHS Scotland this RCN Scotland publication evaluates how far the aspirations behind the move are being evidenced in practice.
RCN response to NHS Improvement's consultation on never events policy and framework review 2016.
Lessons for leaders in integrated services, from the experience of transformational change in mental health services over recent decades.
RCN response to Public Health England's consultation on UK standards for microbiology investigations: national user manual, urine tests.
RCN response to the 13th programme of law reform.
RCN response to NHS England's consultation on managing conflicts of interest in the NHS.
The nursing community makes an invaluable contribution to identifying and caring for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis, especially those at risk of, or experiencing suicidal thoughts. However, nurses themselves are considered a high risk group. We believe there are 6 key areas where action is needed to improve suicide prevention in England.
RCN briefing for MSPs calls on the Scottish Government to work together with the UK government, and other political parties and stakeholders across Scotland to minimise the potential impact of Brexit on the health and social care workforce.
On 2 November 2016, the Scottish Parliament debated a Scottish Conservatives motion on the NHS in Scotland. The RCN provided a briefing for MSPs setting out the organisation's position on some of the pressing issues.