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RCN Scotland

RCN Scotland

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

Safe Staffing Saves Lives

General practice nursing pay in Scotland

Scotland's general practice nursing staff are getting a pay award for 2023-24. Find out more.

Scotland Nurse of the Year 2024

The Royal College of Nursing in Scotland is delighted to announce the finalists in our 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.

RCN Scotland Nurse of the Year Awards 2024
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Nursing pay in Scotland

Find out more about our campaign, recent pay deals pay in the independent sector.
Safe staffing means safe care for patients

Safe staffing in Scotland

Find out more about our work on safe staffing, including on the implementation of the legislation and associated guidance.
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Our Learning Hub

Learn about the RCN Scotland Library services available to you and how to visit the space.

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RCN Magazine

The RCN Magazine has gone digital. Visit our new online platform for all the usual unmissable features, incisive analysis and expert opinion.


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Share your story

The pressure on you and our profession is greater than ever before. As the Voice of Nursing, the RCN wants to hear your story so we can understand the professional and personal impact of today’s pressures and demonstrate to politicians, employers, the public and the media the issues that are affecting the nursing workforce. 
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Contact RCN Scotland

Find out who to contact and how to find us.

Arrange a meeting in the RCN Scotland HQ in Edinburgh in advance by calling 0345 772 6100.

Page last updated - 12/04/2024