12.45pm – 1.15pm: Shaping Professional Nursing in the Care Home Sector
Ellen Hudson, Associate Director, Professional Practice for the Royal College of Nursing, Scotland
A presentation on the findings from the RCN review of registered nursing within a sample of care homes across Scotland, which identify the current professional practice, education and regulatory issues that impact on teams delivering care. Findings also identify the factors influencing recruitment and retention of RNs. The presentation will also share the RCN Principles for nursing care in care homes and how they inform decisions which support the delivery of high quality, person-centered sustainable care.