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Influencing on your behalf

Influencing Scottish health and social care policy and practice

We campaign on issues of concern to nurses and patients, influencing health policies and promoting excellence in nursing practice on behalf of our members.

Ask For More Campaign

Staffing for safe & effective care

A Bill is being debated at the Scottish Parliament and this is an opportunity to get staffing levels right so that patients always receive safe and effective care.

Join the RCN’s campaign to ‘Ask for more’ for nursing teams and their patients.

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What do community nursing teams in Scotland do?

Community nursing in Scotland

RCN videos on the value of community nursing teams

Community nursing teams are at the heart of care in our communities. They help stop people going into hospital and are central to the future vision for health and social care in Scotland.

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Bed-based intermediate care is designed to help people avoid hospital or get home sooner, recover from illness, and plan for their future care. It is a model of care which sits at the heart of the Scottish Government’s vision for an integrated health and social care system.

The report

This report describes how intermediate care beds are being provided in Scotland as part of integrated health and social care.

The decision-making tool

This tool sets out what nursing staff should consider when making decisions about bed-based intermediate care.

Enhanced care in the palm of their hands

Developing mobile technologies for Scotland’s district nursing teams to work more effectively with people in their own home or care home.

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CYP (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill

Read the RCN response to the Scottish Parliament's Education and Skills Committee call for evidence on the Bill's proposals

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Five Years On

Five years on

RCN Scotland review transfer of prison health care from the Scottish Prison Service to NHS Scotland

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Spotlight on mental health

Spotlight on mental health

RCN looks at the past, present and future of mental health nursing in Scotland

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Care Home Nursing

Nursing in care homes

RCN Scotland is starting a conversation with members and stakeholders about what the future will look like for care homes, and what the role of nursing will be in that future.

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Page last updated - 04/09/2018