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Read the latest opinions from the RCN in Scotland

blog posts 8 blog posts
  • Theresa Fyffe Theresa Fyffe 13 Mar 2018

    Community nursing needs to be at the heart of the primary care workforce plan

    District nursing teams, advanced nurse practitioners and practice nurses are essential to the success of primary care services, says Theresa Fyffe.

  • Drew McDonald Drew McDonald 16 Feb 2018

    RCNi awards - a winner's tale

    Drew McDonald says winning the RCNi Child Health award in 2017 boosted his confidence and clinical practice. Why not follow in his footsteps and nominate yourself or someone else for this year's awards.

  • Stewart Donnelly Stewart Donnelly 1 Feb 2018

    Why the RCN needs you to update your details

    Have you updated your details with the RCN recently? if you're a member and you haven't yet, Stewart Donnelly says it's vital that you do.

  • Theresa Fyffe Theresa Fyffe 23 Jan 2018

    Primary care workforce jigsaw puzzle

    The new GP contract raises questions about the make-up of the rest of the primary care workforce. Theresa Fyffe, RCN Scotland Director, asks, 'Will the Scottish government take the opportunity to develop a primary care workforce fit for the future?'

  • Queen and Country blog Emma Taylor Emma Taylor 3 Jan 2018

    Why our defence nursing, trauma and war exhibition is a 'must see'

    The RCN's current free exhibition ‘For Queen and Country: Nursing, Trauma and War’ provides an opportunity to look back at the role nurses have played during times of conflict.

  • Venetia Wynter-Blyth Venetia Wynter-Blyth 20 Dec 2017

    Celebrating excellence in nursing care - RCNi Awards

    Could you be Nurse of the Year 2018? Venetia Wynter-Blyth, winner of the RCNi Nurse of the Year award in 2016, explains why it might just be worth nominating yourself or a colleague for next year's awards. 

  • Sian Kiely Sian Kiely 23 Nov 2017

    Nursing in a digital world

    This week marks Digital Health and Care week in Scotland and seems the perfect time to highlight why the effective use of digital technologies is a key enabler in delivering health and social care now and in the future. 

  • Theresa Fyffe Theresa Fyffe 17 Nov 2017

    Sleeping out to help the homeless in Scotland

    Theresa Fyffe, RCN Scotland Director, explains why she and three colleagues will be sleeping out to raise money for charity Social Bite and bring attention to the problems facing the fast-growing number of homeless people in Scotland.