Influencing on your behalf

Influencing Scottish health and social care policy and practice

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.

RCN Nursing Workforce Standards

The RCN's Nursing Workforce Standards are the first national blueprint for tackling the nursing staff shortage levels across the UK. They set the standard for excellent patient care and nursing support in all settings, and all UK countries.
Workforce Standards

Independent review of adult social care in Scotland

Find out more about the review looking at the long-term future of adult social care in Scotland, what we've been doing so far and how you can get involved.

Social Care

Nursing: a gender-neutral profession?


2021 sees further recognition of the pivotal role that nursing plays in securing the health and wellbeing of communities. Yet, deeply-engrained stereotypes about gender and nursing persist which impact on perceptions of nursing as a career choice.

Watch a recording of the RCN Scotland webinar on challenging and changing perceptions of gender and nursing.

Community nursingĀ 

Videos on the value of community nursing teams


What do community nursing teams in Scotland do?

Page last updated - 08/07/2021