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Blogs

Read the latest opinions from the RCN in Scotland

46 blog posts
  • Safe staffing legacy artwork Julie Lamberth Julie Lamberth 18 May 2022

    Celebrating success: remembering the impact of RCN member action on safe staffing legislation

    In June, when RCN Congress returns to Glasgow for the first time since 2016, it will be six years since First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told RCN members of her plan to introduce safe staffing legislation in Scotland.

  • RCN Scotland Nurse of the Year Awards 2022 Julie Lamberth Julie Lamberth 11 May 2022

    Time to celebrate the best of nursing in Scotland

    I’m so proud that today we’ve launched our first ever RCN Scotland Nurse of the Year Awards. It’s fantastic that we’ll have this huge opportunity to showcase the best of nursing. We deserve the attention, and not only because we all stepped up during the pandemic – but because we step up every day we are at work.

  • Image of a payslip Julie Lamberth Julie Lamberth 28 Apr 2022

    Negotiations on pay long overdue but we don’t even have a start date

    It was pay day this week, at least for those of us working in the NHS. Usually an opportunity to get a little bit excited. While nursing staff don’t go into nursing, or even stay in nursing, for the money, our pay is probably the hardest evidence that our work is worth something. 

  • student nurses Scotland Gemma Mowbray Gemma Mowbray 27 Mar 2022

    A voice for Students in Scotland

    Find out more about my role as part of the RCN Student Committee as a member for RCN Scotland and how you can join me in supporting the students of Scotland.

  • Pay campaigners Julie Lamberth Julie Lamberth 3 Mar 2022

    We must continue to stand united

    The terrible attack on Ukraine is a great cause for concern, and, as RCN President Denise Chaffer expressed in her blog at the end of last week, I’m sure that all of us are keeping the people of Ukraine in our thoughts right now.

  • student nurses Scotland Dawn Marr Dawn Marr 22 Feb 2022

    Representing Scotland's students on RCN's Student Committee

    Find out more about what I got from being part of the RCN Student Committee (PNC) as the member for RCN Scotland.

  • RCN Council RCN Council 11 Feb 2022

    RCN Council February update to members

    RCN Council members share their updates from the past month and detail how they are supporting members through their work. Vice-Chair of RCN Council, Mel Kerr, introduces this month’s update to members.

  • Professional Nursing Committee Martha Gill Martha Gill 9 Feb 2022

    Scotland's new voice on the RCN Professional Nursing Committee

    Find out more about your newly elected Professional Nursing Committee (PNC) member for RCN Scotland.

  • RCN Council RCN Council 7 Jan 2022

    RCN Council January update to members

    RCN Council members share their updates from the past month and detail how they are supporting members through their work. Vice-Chair of RCN Council, Mel Kerr, introduces this month’s update to members.

  • Social Care Jacqui Neil Jacqui Neil 3 Dec 2021

    A National Care Service for Scotland

    This summer I was fortunate to start in my new role as Senior Nurse for policy and professional practice, a role in which I am determined to make a difference in supporting nursing practice across Scotland’s health and social care services.

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