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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.

Nursing pay in Scotland 

Find out more about our campaign, recent NHS pay deals and the Agenda for Change review.

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Nurse of the Year finalists announced

RCN Scotland is delighted to announce the finalists in the 12 categories of our first RCN Scotland Nurse of the Year Awards.

RCN Scotland Nurse of the Year 2022 - Finalist Announcement
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RCN Scotland Learning Hub

Learn about the RCN Scotland Library services available to you and how to visit the space.

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Safe staffing in Scotland

Find out more about our work on safe staffing and the implementation of the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act

Scottish COVID-19 public inquiry

The Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry has been set up to examine Scotland’s preparedness and devolved response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to learn lessons for the future. The RCN has applied to be a Core Participant in respect of the Scottish Inquiry, on behalf of its members to ensure the voice of nursing is heard throughout. Find out more about the inquiry and how you can submit evidence to the inquiry. 

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While the RCN Scotland office in Edinburgh remains closed to the public, our library is open 10am-4pm every Tuesday and Wednesday (Visit our library page for more information).

Please note that whilst the office is closed, the RCN remains open for business as usual, with services from the closed offices 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.

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. 

Share your story

The pressure on you and our profession is greater than ever before. As the Voice of Nursing, the RCN wants to hear your story so we can understand the professional and personal impact of today’s pressures and demonstrate to politicians, employers, the public and the media the issues that are affecting the nursing workforce. 
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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.
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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.

Page last updated - 15/05/2023