Today (12th May) is International Nurses’ Day and I’m pleased to support RCN Scotland and the nursing profession in celebrating the incredible difference nursing staff make to patients’ lives across the UK by sharing stories showcasing the #BestofNursing.

RCN Scotland has also launched its first ever Nurse of the Year awards which will take place in November this year. The awards are designed to recognise, highlight and celebrate the dedication and outstanding professional care of nursing staff across Scotland.

From rural communities to the big cities, from the NHS, care homes and others in the independent sector, we are looking for nominations that demonstrate the best of nursing – through innovation, excellence in practice, leadership and commitment.

Find out more about #NursesDay2022 and the Nurse of the Year awards at