Protect the Future of Nursing

Find out more about our influencing priorities as we work to let the new Scottish Government and MSPs know what needs to be done to Protect the Future of Nursing.

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the unique contribution of nursing staff wherever they work. But remarkable, innovative nursing care has been delivered by nursing staff, day in, day out, year after year.

With longstanding pressures that existed before the pandemic being made worse, things need to change.

RCN Scotland members and our Protect the Future of Nursing election campaign and manifesto were front and centre in helping to push nursing up the agenda ahead of May’s Scottish Parliament election. Now we’re continuing to work to ensure that the warm words spoken ahead of the election translate into action for our members’ priorities.

Here you can find out exactly what we are calling for and how to get involved.

Our influencing priorities and 2021 election manifesto

Our influencing priorities and 2021 election manifesto

Blogs - read the latest opinion

Blogs - read the latest opinion

I feel I could not give enough to my patients. I worried for their safety. I had so much to do and so little time. I stayed beyond my time (like I do most days) and still I feel like I failed a little. Although I did my very best.