Welcome to the Independent Federation of Nursing in Scotland website


IFON was established in 1995 and has evolved over the years to meet the needs of nurses all over Scotland by offering an efficient and personal service.  Members within our Union are assured that they will receive confidential and individual representation and can be confident in the knowledge that our main aim is the promotion of our members’ interests in the workplace.  As a Union we will represent our members views and offer support when representation becomes necessary.

One of the principal purposes for the establishment and ongoing service of The Independent Federation of Nursing, is to assist in the regulation of communications and relations between nursing staff and their respective employers and associations.

Membership is open to all staff who provide nursing care  within hospital, community or secure settings, whether within the NHS or the Independent sector.  We represent all bands of nursing staff (at all levels within their workplace).