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The Family Nurse Partnership will be “expanded significantly” so that eligible mothers in all parts of Scotland can benefit from the programme “by the end of next year”, ministers have said.
The Scottish government has confirmed its commitment to lifting the 1% cap no pay rises for nursing and midwifery staff, and to introducing safe staff legislation for the health service.
SNP hints at separate nurse pay arrangementsSubscription
The Scottish National Party is committed to protecting student nurse bursaries and would explore setting up separate pay arrangements for NHS staff in Scotland, if the UK government continued to restrain salaries, the party’s election manifesto has revealed.
A nurse who questioned Scotland’s first minister during a TV election debate over poor pay and the use of foodbanks has seemingly found herself at the centre of a smear campaign.
The Scottish government has launched a consultation on plans to introduce nursing and midwifery safe staffing legislation.
Ministers have pledged that the student nurse bursary will be “protected” in Scotland, while also announcing an expansion in course places and financial support for students with children.
Scotland’s first minister has criticised the British government’s removal of bursaries for student nurses as being “a mistake and wrong–headed”, as she reiterated her own country’s commitment to providing free education.
Scotland is to introduce legislation for safer nurse staffing in the NHS, first minister Nicola Sturgeon will announce tomorrow.
SNP manifesto promises 500 more advanced nursesSubscription
The Scottish National Party has pledged to boost NHS funding, legislate on safe staffing and invest in training more advanced nurse practitioners if it wins the next election.
Funding will be made available to train an extra 500 advanced nurse practitioners in Scotland over the next five years, as part of a £27m investment in clinical education and training.