Scottish nurses don’t have a good financial situation at the moment and are not satisfied with their income. Indeed, evidence shows that 80% of Scottish nurses aren’t paid well. According to the hours they spend taking care of patients and the services they present to different hospitals, their income rate is not satisfactory for them.
According to the latest news, Scottish nurses have lost their jobs because of the lengthy culture and insufficient staff.
Healthcare specialists have said that hospitals haven’t enough nurses to provide healthcare services, and patients can’t receive enough hygienic services, creating many problems.
Evidence shows that there isn’t enough nurse for the last shifts in the hospitals, and this matter is challenging.
In her keynote address to the RCN’s annual congress in Glasgow, which kicked off on Sunday, general secretary Pat Cullen will warn it is time to “break the cycle” after 25,000 nurses left the profession last year alone.
“our new report lays bare the state of health and care services across the UK”, she is due to say.
“Nursing staff are being driven out by the current way of working-the shortage of staff and too often the poor culture.
“To those from Government listening to my words-we have had enough.
“The patients and those we care for have had enough.
“We are tired, fed up, demoralized, and some of us are leaving the profession because we have lost hope.”
Also, RCN’s latest survey shows a 45% fall in the number of nurses compared with 2020.
Moreover, the number of night shift nurses is insufficient, and people can’t receive their necessary services.
Jackie Billy accused the Scotland government of defeating the nursing profession. She added: “Our nursing staff works tirelessly on the frontline of our NHS, but the SNP has failed them for 15 years.
Staff is overworked, underpaid, and safe staffing legislation, passed unanimously by the parliament in 2019, has still not been implemented.
“If action is not taken to support nursing staff and deliver safe staffing levels, further lives will be risked.”
The Scottish Government said it was “immensely grateful” for the work of nurses during the Covid Pandemic, adding a £1bn NHS recovery plan that included funding to “enhance staffing levels.”
A spokesperson said, “The 2021-22 uplift saw staff receive an average 4% pay rise, the highest in the UK, and we are currently discussing a pay deal for NHS Agenda for Change (AFC) staff in 2022-23 with trade unions and employers, which will be backdated to April 1.
“We remain committed to ensuring that NHS Scotland AFC continues to have the best pay and conditions for AFC staff in the UK.
“The Scottish government remains committed to supporting NHS staff, and this year we have made £12 available to support workforce wellbeing; we will continue to engage with our staff to ensure they get the necessary support they need.”
What is the Nicola Sturgeon program for Scottish nurses?
As a result of Scottish nurses’ dissatisfaction with their salary, Nicola Sturgeon has given some suggestions to solve the Scottish nurses’ problems.
Nicola Sturgeon has talked about allocating £700,000 to double the number of specialist nurses. Nicola Sturgeon has announced a 700,000 pounds funding package to double the number of specialist nurses for Motor Neurone disease in Scotland(MND).
Indeed, Nicola Sturgeon thought that she could change the situation of Scottish nurses and Scottish people.
So, Nicola Sturgeon has announced that the Government has funded doubling the number of specialist nurses who care for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) patients in Scotland, currently paid for through charity donations, and pledged to double their number.
Mr Aikman said: “Today is leading the way with Motor Neurone Disease care. But now it is up to the UK parties to commit to double MND research funding so we can find a cure to this horrific disease.”
Mr Aikman said: “Today, Scotland is leading the way with Motor Neurone Disease care. But now it is up to the UK parties to commit to double MND research funding so we can find a cure to this horrific disease.”
However, Ms Nicola Sturgeon doesn’t have enough budget to specify this action. She said: “MND support has been championed by many, not least by Gordon Aikman and his inspiring campaign to raise awareness of the condition.
“We have a hugely committed and professional workforce within our National Health Service, and with the support and hard work of everyone involved, I am confident that we can continue to improve care and provide better support for people living in MND.”
What will Scotland do for Scottish nurses?
As a result of the Scottish nurses’ strike to receive a low salary, Scotland’s Government has decided to increase their pay and compensate for their financial obsessions.
The Scottish Government has confirmed that it will increase Scottish nurses’ salaries by 4%.
However, NHS is approved to improve the health care system in different countries like Scotland. Indeed, it has been an exceptionally challenging year for our health service.
Indeed, this rate of salary increment for nurses will provide an excellent financial year for these nurses and satisfy them.
However, this rate of salary increment for Scottish nurses is not enough. Julie Lamberth, chair of the board of RCN Scotland, said the college was disappointed that the Scottish Government had decided to implement the pay offer without further discussion.
“The Scottish government must do more to value nursing staff-the biggest part of the NHS workforce,” she added.
“We continue our call for the Scottish Government to agree to further negotiations and to deliver fair pay for nursing.”
The result of the Scottish nurses’ strike and Nicola sturgeons’ solutions for them.
Indeed, the Scottish nurses’ strike, Scottish hospital, and even NHS faced a terrible crisis and a lack of staff.
Especially hospitals didn’t have enough staff for the last shift. The Government decided to find a solution to overcome this crisis.
As a result of this strike, Nicola Sturgeon tried to find a solution to motivate NHS staff and Scottish nurses. She planned to increase Scottish nurses and NHS staff. Indeed, she believes that if Scotland’s Government increases its staff and nurses, they will have more motivation and work better.
This is a good policy in 2021-2022 for these government employees, who will see money in their pockets.First minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was “delighted that most NHS staff had voted to accept the offer.
She also pointed out that staff in Scotland would be “considerably better offer” in 2021-22 than their counterparts in England if the UK government went ahead with controversial plans to award a 1% rise.
“Our position has always been that this is the best pay deal we could get through negotiation. “
“This has been an exceptionally challenging year for our health service, and I am delighted that the Scottish Government has been able to recognize the service and dedication of our healthcare staff”, she added.
“on behalf of us all, thank you for all you have done and continue to do”.
Willie Duffy, Unison Scotland’s head of health, said the union was “delighted that the Scottish Government has agreed to pay this award into the wage pocket of hard-working NHS staff”.
These programs are being done to help Scottish nurses and NHS services develop Scotland’s health care service.