Scottish Government, health boards and integration authorities cannot ignore the voice of nursing staff who say that there are not enough of them to provide safe, effective, high quality care any longer, says RCN Scotland as results of a survey on safe staffing are published.
More than one in 20 nursing and midwifery posts in NHS Scotland are vacant, the highest level ever reported. This is further evidence that is further indication that the Scottish Government and health boards have failed to future proof the workforce, says RCN Scotland.
New report from Audit Scotland supports RCN Scotland's long-held view that the Scottish Government is failing to future proof NHS Scotland's workforce.
New Scottish Government health and social care workforce plan is missing crucial details, says RCN Scotland.
Nurses and health care support workers protesting outside the Scottish Parliament to mark the start of a ‘summer of protest’ on NHS pay.
New NHS workforce data published this morning by ISD has shown that nursing and midwifery vacancies have increased by 27.5% since March 2016.
ISD statistics published today show that NHS reliance on bank and agency staff has increased over the last year.
NHS Scotland staff to get their say on working for the organisation using new ‘iMatter’ process in 2017.
Nurses' pay and that of other NHS staff will continue to fall behind cost of living, says RCN Scotland, as pay award capped at 1% for another year.
Commenting, Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Scotland Associate Director Norman Provan said: “These figures show that health boards are continuing to struggle to fill vacancies and that there’s a shortage of nursing staff in Scotland.