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Jenny Jones

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  • Comment on: Do zero tolerance policies deskill nurses?

    Jenny Jones's comment 4-Jul-2014 3:54 am

    I would urge all NHS staff to become familiar with this document ......... "Tackling violence against staff" published by the NHS Security Management Service" http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/SecurityManagement/Documents/SecurityManagement/Tackling_violence_against_staff_2009.pdf A copy will be available within your Trust. Probably filed by a manager in the "to difficult" bin !

  • Comment on: Do zero tolerance policies deskill nurses?

    Jenny Jones's comment 4-Jul-2014 3:39 am

    Farrell G.A. needs to get out and view reality. I have worked in A&E departments for many years and the combative patient (or relative) is a threat to the safety of staff and other patients/relatives. These violent and unpredictable people are often fueled by illicit drugs and or alcohol. Potentially dangerous people need to be quickly identified. Rapid access to security staff/Police is essential if staff and others are to be protected. NHS Protect recorded a total of 63,199 assaults in England during 2012-13, of which 16,475 were associated with the acute medicine sector. It is recogised that many more instances of violence go unreported. Farrell is correct but only in that statements by management about "Zero Tolerance" are ineffective in dealing with a very real problem. Adequate numbers of security staff must be available to assist in the management of combative patients/relatives and unless a clear clinical reason exists (ie. postictal state or hypoglycaemia then criminal charge and prosecution must follow in every case. Management have a responsibility to provide a safe working environment.

  • Comment on: The big question: do we need a new inquiry on whistleblowing?

    Jenny Jones's comment 1-Jul-2014 6:17 pm

    Most "whistle blowing" is associated with issues of patient safety and staffing. Crazy "management" decisions expose patients to risk. Those who raise concerns are, in turn at risk of being vilified by the "management" . Professionals who "challenge " management will have their career ruined. Check what happened to a Consultant Cardiologist who dared to "whistleblow"! http://witchdoctor.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/alltheplums.pdf All "whistleblowing " should be undertaken anonymously via the CQC. Do not place yourself at risk .

  • Comment on: Dorset community patients to benefit from hydration innovation

    Jenny Jones's comment 1-Jul-2014 5:40 pm

    One needs cognitive ability to use the devise! Only useful for a small number of people and totally useless for many of the elderly

  • Comment on: 'Ask nurses the right questions so the profession can progress'

    Jenny Jones's comment 21-Jun-2014 3:17 pm

    Mark , you of course correct in your observations but for change to occur the profession requires leaders who care about nurses and patients. Those who sit in ivory towers dreaming about mythical "C's" are just fueling the fires of cynicism and providing encouragement to the media.

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