RCN Scotland

RCN Scotland

Representing nurses, health care support workers, nursing students and midwives across Scotland

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.

Fair pay for nursing #fairpayfornursing

Fair Pay for Nursing

Find out more about RCN Scotland’s trade dispute with Scottish Government and NHS employers, as well as about our Fair Pay for Nursing campaign.

How we influenced the Scottish election 2021

Read about our priorities for this Scottish Parliament
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Organising for Change

Have you considered joining in our Organising for Change training and development programme? Find out more about how this new model can help you influence for change in your workplace. 
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Update your details

Now, more than ever, we need to make sure we have the most up to date contact details for you. Visit MyRCN today and update your details
Nursing Matters Podcast

Nursing Matters Podcast

Listen and subscribe to #NursingMatters - a new podcast from the RCN Professional Nursing Committee - discussing what really matters to nursing. 
Become an e-campaigner


Be the first to hear about our campaigns - sign up to receive a regular email with quick and easy online actions you can take to support our campaigns.

Monthly town hall event with members

Meet RCN council members, ask questions and raise issues of concern at our online event.
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Find information about what we are doing to support you, clinical guidance and advice about COVID-19 and work and other employment issues.

COVID-19 bonus payment FAQs

Find out more about the £500 one-off payment for all health and social care staff in recognition of their work during the COVID-19 pandemic, announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the end of November 2020.

Share your experiences with us

In these extraordinary times we want to hear your story wherever you are working - in our communities, care homes or hospitals.

We will use what you share anonymously to inform our work to support our members and to influence decision makers on your behalf.
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RCN Magazines

The RCN Magazines have gone digital. Visit our new online platform for all the usual unmissable features, incisive analysis and expert opinion.

RCN Scotland Student and NQN conference 2020

In 2020 our conference went virtual and online and took the form of a series of three webinars. Watch the videos to hear the debates.

Supporting our members who work in care homes

The RCN is committed to supporting our members who work in care homes. 

We've developed a set of information and resources to assist you in providing high quality care to residents.
Webinars on Complex Conversations and Decisions for Care Home Leaders


Due to ongoing developments related to COVID-19 pandemic, as a precaution, the RCN Scotland office in Edinburgh (including the RCN learning hub) is closed until further notice. Please note that whilst the office is closed, the RCN remains open for business as usual, with services from the closed offices and libraries continuing remotely.

Check the RCN COVID-19 webpage for information and advice; contact RCN Direct on 0345 772 6100 - 8.30am-5pm weekdays, 9am-4pm weekends; or use our online advice form   

Follow RCN Scotland on Twitter and Facebook for updates and information.

You can also find contact details for members of the RCN Scotland teams.


As a registered nurse or midwife you must revalidate every three years to continue practising.

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Join in the work of your local RCN branch.

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Library and information services

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Page last updated - 29/07/2021