New polling suggests widespread concern that there are too few nursing staff to provide safe and effective care for the people of Scotland.
Extra funding for health and social care services is welcome but a continued long-term focus is needed to tackle current staffing shortages and meet ever-increasing demand, says RCN Scotland.
Staffing levels are undoubtedly 'having an impact' on quality of care, says RCN Scotland Director Theresa Fyffe.
It reveals our achievements and challenges in achieving safe nurse staffing levels across the UK.
Experts warn the UK will continue to experience severe nursing shortages if pay is not improved.
The RCN will use the results to fight for better working conditions and improved patient care.
“Scottish Government must provide health boards and integration authorities with sufficient funds,” says RCN Scotland.
Nursing staff don't have enough time to provide the care they would like and feel they are under too much pressure at work, according to the results of a new survey by the RCN.
Fascinating aspects of the history of older people’s health care are being explored in a new exhibition at the Royal College of Nursing Scotland (RCN) in Edinburgh.
Round up of our RCN Scotland Student and NQN Conference 2019 - Future Nurse, Future Leader
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