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Scotland announces £6.9m investment in primary care staff training targeted at nursing

Scotland announces £6.9m investment in primary care staff training targeted at nursing

May 9 2018 Funding of £6.9 million will be invested in training primary healthcare staff,...

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  • £10,000 ‘golden hellos’ announced to entice nursing post-grads into ‘difficult-to-recruit’ sectors

    £10,000 ‘golden hellos’ announced to entice nursing post-grads into ‘difficult-to-recruit’ sectors

    Tuesday, 15 May 2018 12:13
  • Scotland announces £6.9m investment in primary care staff training targeted at nursing

    Scotland announces £6.9m investment in primary care staff training targeted at nursing

    Wednesday, 09 May 2018 16:15

A nurse with child imageMay 9 2018

Funding of £6.9 million will be invested in training primary healthcare staff, with an emphasis on improving nursing care provided closer to home.

The funding is linked to the new Primary Care Workforce Plan which sets out commitments to significantly expand and strengthen primary care across NHS Scotland.

Health Secretary Shona Robison said: “A strong and professional workforce is at the centre of the success of Scotland’s health and social system. The investment in nurse training will mean that more patients are treated in the community and ensure the sustainability of a multi-disciplinary team approach.”

Commenting on the funding, Theresa Fyffe, RCN Scotland Director, said: “RCN Scotland is pleased that the Scottish Government has listened to our concerns and that this plan reflects the need for a new approach to developing multi-professional primary care teams. 

“We welcome the recognition that district nurses, advanced nurse practitioners and practice nurses are essential in providing safe, high quality care in our communities and to the overall success of primary care services.”

Ms Fyffe described the funding as “a move in the right direction” and said the RCN would continue to work with the Scottish Government to support the development of plans for further investment to grow the community nursing workforce, especially district nurses.

The Scottish Government is expected to publish further details of how the funding will be spent over the summer.

Link:
Scottish Government announcement    

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