Iain Gray MSP has joined colleagues at Holyrood in paying tribute to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in its centenary year.
Mr Gray has signed a motion in Parliament which celebrates the pioneering work undertaken by the professional body and trade union for nurses. The motion highlights the RCN’s work on developing professional standards for nurses, promoting excellence in practice and helping to shape health policies.
It also praises the organisation for the work it does supporting nurses and promoting the importance of nursing staff and their contribution to patient care. The motion also reaffirms the Parliament’s support for and thanks to Scotland’s dedicated nursing staff and healthcare support workers.
Iain Gray MSP said:
“The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) makes a unique contribution to nursing and healthcare in Scotland and across the UK. From humble beginnings in 1916 it has grown to become the largest professional association and union for nursing staff in the world.
“The RCN has been pivotal in developing standards and expertise in the profession and supporting nursing staff over the last century. It has also played a central role in helping to shape the development of sound health policy and improvements in patient care.
“I’m pleased to join colleagues in paying tribute to the organisation during its centenary year. It is also another opportunity to celebrate and thank all of Scotland’s nursing staff and healthcare support workers for the vital contribution they make to our health and wellbeing.”