Read the latest opinions from the RCN in Scotland
The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted the implementation of the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act but, writes Theresa Fyffe, what the Act stands for is more important than ever and fundamental to building a better future for nursing and care.
Many long-standing problems faced by care homes have been brought into sharp focus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Theresa Fyffe says these problems must not simply be allowed to fade into the background as the route to recovery is plotted.
Care home residents and staff are all facing the same fear and confusion as the rest of the population. They also need our recognition and appreciation for what they are going through during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Cheryl Henderson.
On Nurses' Day, Theresa Fyffe reflects on why we must make greater efforts to ensure we look after the mental health and wellbeing of nursing staff right now.
Eileen McKenna highlights that while those students who have chosen to opt in during the current crisis are enabled to do so, their nursing education should not be compromised.
Theresa Fyffe explains some of the emotions she has experienced in the past few weeks as nursing staff across Scotland, in our hospitals and communities, have risen to the difficult challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has created.
Eileen McKenna highlights the importance of choice for nursing students as undergraduate programmes are changed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The WHO Year of the Nurse and Midwife provides us with an opportunity to celebrate what is great about the profession as well as looking at the changes we need to see, says Theresa Fyffe.
Nursing staff are under increasing amount of pressure at work. Stress, low pay and regularly having to work more than contracted hours means that their own wellbeing suffers. Eileen McKenna highlights why the RCN will be focusing on helping to keep staff safe in the coming year.
Nursing staff have until 17 January 2020 to nominate themselves for the RCNi awards. Margaret Sneddon tells us what the judges are looking for.
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