Comment on: Government rejects 1% NHS pay rise in England
RCN Has Issued a Statement: http://www.rcn.org.uk/newsevents/press_releases/uk/anger_at_nhs_pay_decision While the RCN may not be the most vocal union, a considered response as a professional body has been made. The issue is what to do now?
Comment on: Call for nurses to clock-in with hand scanners
BRING IT ON: Does this mean that the NHS will pay us for the actual work we do, I rarely have lunch and am typically late off 30-45 minutes a day, my manager has banned us from recording TOIL and where we have insists every month is Zeroed at the start of each month. If its not authorised its not agreed so its your problem... Swipe in swipe out, at least they cant deny what we have done. Then even if they don't pay us, we can show how much work is needed.
Comment on: NMC fee to rise to £100 in February
Is this just a stay of execution ? While I accept the need for the NMC to uphold it's core responsibilities and protect the the public, it needs to start living within its means (we have to !). It's about time that there was a root and branch review of what the NMC does for Registrants (inc costs), and what it does for the public. And that any future increases are linked to public service pay levels, and are matched with internal efficiency savings too. This is a regulator whose only clout I feel in my pocket.
Comment on: Midwife cut off baby's finger
Accidents happen, unfortunately the only people to benefit here will be the Lawers.
So why not tell us how to help our patients, I am having enough difficulty trying to find out the process of getting a disabled relative to the polling station. What are the option, processes and how do we access them for our patients and others?