Through the ‘Ask for More’ campaign the RCN called for the legislation to do more than put the existing workload and workforce planning tools on a statutory footing. These calls were answered, with the majority of our asks included in the final Act.
Over 5,000 people pledged their support and the RCN would like to thank everyone who to action during our Ask for More campaign.
The passing of the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act
is only a starting point. The timetable for implementation is still to be set and a lot of work will be required to develop the associated guidance and secondary legislation to support implementation.
The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport committed to developing the guidance in collaboration. The RCN will continue to engage in this process, taking every opportunity to influence and shape how the Act will impact on the day-to-day running of the health and care services. Work will also continue on the review of existing and the development of new workforce planning methodologies and tools.
Check back on this page for updates in the near future.
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