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.
7 Feb 2024
Scotland’s nursing staff are continuing to struggle to make ends meet during the ongoing cost of living crisis.
16 Jan 2024
Entries for Scotland’s Nurse of the Year Awards close in five days time (22 January). With 13 categories to nominate in and the title of RCN Scotland Nurse of the Year 2024 up for grabs, do you know someone who deserves to be recognised and celebrated for their nursing contribution?
21 Dec 2023
We’ve contacted chief nursing officers in all 4 UK countries and the UKHSA to find out what action will be taken in response to WHO’s statement on a new COVID-19 variant of interest.
19 Dec 2023
Today's (19 December) Scottish government budget statement is light on detail and leaves nursing staff no wiser about the government's commitment to the Agenda for Change review.
15 Dec 2023
Action across government required to tackle recruitment and retention challenges in rural and remote areas
RCN Policy Manager, Nicola Gordon, gave evidence this week to Holyrood’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee as part of its inquiry into healthcare in rural and remote areas.
14 Dec 2023
RCN Scotland is calling on Scottish government to ensure its budget, due to be announced on 20 December, prioritises health and care services and sets out investment to grow and develop Scotland’s nursing workforce of the future.
7 Dec 2023
More evidence published recently further underlines just how entrenched the nursing workforce crisis is, supporting our calls for urgent action from the Scottish government.
23 Nov 2023
Expert body needed to ensure the forthcoming Employment Injuries Assistance benefit reflects modern workplace hazards
The Royal College of Nursing has backed proposals for a new expert body to advise the Scottish Government on modernising the industrial injuries benefit system to meet the needs of Scotland’s workers.
23 Nov 2023
Today, 23 November, the RCN in Scotland is celebrating Nursing Support Workers’ Day, to acknowledge the vital part they play health and social care.
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