Scotland eBulletin - October 2018

Steve Turner, Officer for Scotland, introduces this month's newsletter for our members in Scotland. Get caught up with the latest news...

Workforce planning: Thanks to the 100% return from health boards about staffing pressures, RCPCH has been able to approach Government and the health boards with an evidence-based case justifying an increase in trainee numbers from 30 to 38. At the time of writing, we do not know how our case has been received.

Elgin: There has been considerable political pressure to reinstate the currently suspended consultant-led maternity services in Moray. The challenge is delivering a safe round-the-clock neonatal support.

Provision of healthcare in schools and the community: There is currently no designated nursing professional responsible for providing care for children with healthcare needs in the community (eg intermittent catheterisation). RCPCH is working with the Royal College of Nursing and Children’s Health Scotland to stimulate a solution to this missing piece in the jigsaw of child healthcare provision.

Your views: Responses to the RCPCH Scotland 2018 membership survey were presented at the Scottish Committee meeting in October. We will be paying close attention to how we can respond in the coming months. You can download the presentation below.

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