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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.

NHS pay offer 2022-23 - ballot closed

Thank you to all RCN members employed by the NHS in Scotland on Agenda for Change terms and conditions who cast their vote in the ballot. Your participation will help inform the next appropriate steps in response to the Scottish government’s NHS pay offer. You can find out more about what happens now the pay ballot has closed.

Fair Pay for Nursing

Scotland Nurse of the Year 2022

The Royal College of Nursing in Scotland is delighted to be holding its first RCN Scotland Nurse of the Year Awards in November. The awards are designed to recognise, highlight and celebrate the dedication and outstanding professional care of nursing staff across Scotland.

RCN Scotland Nurse of the Year Awards 2022
Fair pay for nurses

Pay and pensions

Find out more about the RCN's Fair Pay for Nursing campaign, updates on progress on the pay award for 2022-23, NHS pensions and independent sector pay.
Safe staffing means safe care for patients

Safe staffing in Scotland

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

Update your details

Now, more than ever, we need to make sure we have the most up-to-date contact details for you, including preferred email address, contact number, place of work and employer.


Find information about what we are doing to support you, clinical guidance and advice about COVID-19 and work and other employment issues.

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.
Share your story


While the RCN Scotland office in Edinburgh remains closed to the public, our library is able to be accessed by booking (Visit our library page for booking details). 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.

RCN Scotland Learning Hub

RCN Scotland Learning Hub

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

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.
RCN Magazines logo

RCN Magazines

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

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. 

Page last updated - 04/08/2022