Wales News- RCN have Told the Government Start Valuing the Profession

The Royal College of Nursing has launched a new manifesto that calls on the Welsh government to provide a very substantial pay rise to see if they can extend the staffing legislations. RCN wales have published the Vote for Nursing campaign so that they can then try and lobby the next government and various other political parties too. They want people to start valuing the profession. This of course, comes after the Senedd election. This is going to take place on the 6th of May, 2021. The manifesto has revealed that professionals do work tirelessly, 24 hours a day.

The union has set out a couple of key points and actions. This includes making sure that effective nursing care and even investments are made. They also want to try and make sure that community nurses are supported and that mental health services are improved. Other key actions include trying to make sure that the call for fair pay is boosted and that nobody’s professional development is stunted. If you are part of a nurse agency or if you are thinking about joining a nursing recruitment agency then you will know how important this can be.

Under the policies, the union have tried to urge the Welsh Government to see if they can extend the Nurse Safe Staffing in Wales act. They want this to now cover the mental health of the children and those who are on in the business. Wales is now the very first country in Europe to try and legislate safe staffing and this all happened when they passed the act in the year 2016. Last week, the Welsh government, which is backed by labour extended the act, to try and include even more under the umbrella.

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