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.
Local councillors need to be clear on their responsibilities towards delivering community health and social care through integration, says RCN Scotland.
Growing gaps in the NHS workforce, highlighted in today's (9 February) report from Audit Scotland, are undermining nurses' best efforts to care for patients.
Additional funding will help some of Scotland’s nursing students, but allowances are only one part of the support package to help student nurses finish their studies.
Today’s (25 January) modest uplift in student nurse training places does not reflect the significant increase which is required to meet the country’s nursing need, says RCN Scotland.
A digital strategy that enables improved records sharing is essential to the future of primary care, say health organisations including the RCN.
Scotland needs to be able to continue to rely on contribution of EU nationals working in health and social care, says RCN Scotland Director.
Nursing staff's efforts to do their best for patients in Scotland 365 days a year undermined by increasing vacancy rate, says RCN Scotland.
Scottish Care’s warning of intolerable nursing shortages shows care homes are facing an uphill struggle to recruit and retain nurses, says RCN Scotland.