Commenting on today’s publication of the National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan – Part 3 – Improving workforce planning for primary care in Scotland, Theresa Fyffe, RCN Scotland Director, said:
“RCN Scotland is pleased that the Scottish Government has listened to our concerns and that this plan reflects the need for a new approach to developing multi-professional primary care teams.
“The commitment to investing £6.9 million over three years for the education and training of general practice nurses and district nurses is a move in the right direction. We will continue to work with the Scottish Government to support the development of plans for further investment to grow the community nursing workforce, and district nurses in particular, to meet the needs of patients and shift the balance of care from hospitals and into our communities. We look forward to seeing the detail of the Government’s commitment to this by the summer.”