Wednesday 14 June is Workforce day, as part of #carehomeweek17, and we are taking this opportunity to highlight the important role of nurses working in care homes.

In November 2016, Scottish Care launched a new report entitled ‘Voices from the Nursing Front Line’.  This report sought to explore the experiences, views and ideas of nurses working in social care through the voices of nurses themselves.  It detailed many of the challenges of nursing within care homes in Scotland, but also the many positive reasons for choosing and remaining in this career path.

The report below provides an update on progress against Scottish Care’s nursing recommendations, outlined in the ‘Voices from the Nursing Front Line’ report.