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  • Comment on: Worcestershire trust’s bullying policy ‘not fit for purpose’

    BasketPress's comment 29-Aug-2015 9:26 am

    desertdeserter | 28-Aug-2015 10:44 am Glad that worked for you. In my last trust the bullying started at the top with the chief exec, who would publicly criticise, in quite personal terms, those who were in any way critical of the trust, which included me. I and several other staff complained about one manager bullying and harassing staff, but the complaints were not properly investigated and appeals were blocked by board level managers. Our non-execs were in the chocolate fireguard category: turn up to 3 or 4 board meetings a year, trouser their cheques and sign off what the chief exec told them to sign. None of them knew anything about health care, being things like property developers based in the Channel Islands or Cyprus (you know what I'm saying)... Many trust cultures are indeed rotten from the top.

  • Comment on: Worcestershire trust’s bullying policy ‘not fit for purpose’

    BasketPress's comment 28-Aug-2015 7:45 am

    As ever this shows that most NHS policies and procedures, especially those which apply to managers, are worthless. And "performance managed": is that not just a buzzword for finding an official looking way of harassing folk? Certainly is in my experience...

  • Comment on: Patients with hypertension may ‘benefit from acupuncture’

    BasketPress's comment 20-Aug-2015 4:43 pm

    http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2015/08/20/an-acupuncture-bait-and-switch-on-hypertension/ Provides a necessary counter to poor reporting of a poor study. A study which isn't even really of acupuncture... NT please do better with your reporting.

  • Comment on: New approach needed to retain latest 'less loyal' nurse generation

    BasketPress's comment 19-Aug-2015 8:34 am

    The only thing new about this report is that it bolts things like the above quote on to the dubious model of supposed generational differences (I would love to see some decent quality research which supplies proper evidence that this sort of construct has any validity).

  • Comment on: New approach needed to retain latest 'less loyal' nurse generation

    BasketPress's comment 19-Aug-2015 8:18 am

    From the report: "Early career nurses and midwives told us that they have range of needs and expectations in the workplace, these include: • Clear, structured career development and progression pathways • Care and support (personally and professionally) from leaders and teams • Team spiritedness – to be accepted, valued and appreciated • Feedback, guidance and developmental support • Flexibility to achieve work-life balance • To be supported and enabled to meet the expectations of the patients and public (to have the resources to deliver quality) • To be engaged in meaningful work – to make a difference" None of that is remotely new: it reflects what I and others wanted when we qualified in the late 1980s and what I have been hearing from students ever since. The difference is that no-one ever asked us about any of this, we were left to get on with it. Do I hear the sound of a wheel being re-invented?

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