Representing nurses, nursing support workers, nursing students and midwives across Scotland
We campaign on issues of concern to nursing staff and patients, influencing health policies and promoting excellence in nursing practice on behalf of our members.
Safe Staffing in Scotland
Find out more about the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act which comes into force on 1st April 2024 and what Scotland's safe staffing legislation means to you
Scotland Nurse of the Year 2024
The Royal College of Nursing in Scotland is delighted to be holding its second annual RCN Scotland Nurse of the Year Awards in May 2024. The awards are designed to recognise, highlight, and celebrate the dedication and outstanding professional care of nursing staff across Scotland.
Learn about the RCN Scotland Library services available to you and how to visit the space.
The RCN Magazine has gone digital. Visit our new online platform for all the usual unmissable features, incisive analysis and expert opinion.
22 Feb 2024
This year’s version of the annual report states that the NHS is ‘unable to meet the growing demand for health services’.
15 Feb 2024
There are still several months left in this year’s application cycle, but these figures are a worrying snapshot following on from the fall in acceptances onto undergraduate nursing courses at Scottish universities in 2023 by 11% compared to the year before.
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Arrange a meeting in the RCN Scotland HQ in Edinburgh in advance by calling 0345 772 6100.
Latest blog posts
- 31 Jan 2024 Long term investment needed to ensure safe staffing
- 23 Jan 2024 Scottish government asked to act urgently on Agenda for Change review
- 17 Jan 2024 Why we do not support the National Care Service Bill
Page last updated - 22/02/2024