Over 5,000 nurses are employed by Scottish Care member organisations across Scotland. These individuals are key contributors in the delivery of quality, person-centred care and support to some of our most vulnerable citizens. Nursing has always been important for the care home sector and this part of the website highlights that role. But equally we will explore how the role of the nurse in care homes has changed over the years and is continuing to evolve and develop as the services and supports offered by care homes themselves change.
This section of the website is dedicated to material which highlights and celebrates some of our most undervalued professionals, and considers the unique and developing contribution of nursing in social care.
This is also an area where you will discover reports and papers which are being developed to reflect the contribution of nurses. What will nursing in care homes look like in the next few years? How will we address the challenges of recruitment and retention? What is the role of the nurse in palliative and end of life care? All these and other questions will be explored in this part of the website.
At the Care Home Awards in November 2016 we were shown a short film which highlighted the range and quality of care home nursing. You might want to watch it on our YouTube channel or here