Comment on: NMC fee to rise to £100 in February
Sandra Thorne | 26-Oct-2012 3:46 pm Yes, somehow avoiding the escalation of 'trivial things' would be a start - if anyone can figure out how to do it !
'However, it warned this analysis was based on “considerable assumptions and limited cost data”.' When isn't it ?! Politicians, and sometimes others as well, seem to make their mind up first, then try to find some data to fit.
'He chooses instead to describe an incident that “really upset me”, when a manager had told him to move a patient in order to meet an accident and emergency performance target, despite protests from himself and the senior A&E charge nurse.' I didn't have the time (or perhaps patience !) to get all through this one - but is his concept of 'nurse leadership' going to affect whether or not that patient would be moved ?
Comment on: Is dementia nursing undervalued?
Missy01 | 8-Oct-2012 10:26 pm I agree with your points. But even if nursing patients with dementia wasn't 'an enriching experience' I still think that these patients are still people: even if we can't fully work out what they are experiencing, and they can't fully tell us, dementia patients still have experiences - surely they deserve to be cared for in ways that make 'their experience of life better' ? Even if caring for them is challenging. Not valuing people who seem to have no contribution to make, was the philosophy of various people/states in the first half of the 20th century, and we all know where that went !
Good luck to Sally on this one: if objective evidence-based staffing levels suggest the need for more staff, and Sally wants that requirement 'embedding' in a way which would make evasion impossible, then she will find, I suspect, quite a lot of 'opposition' ! 'and not duplicate the people' - as a cynic, I think many managers and politicians will leap on any suggestion that duplication exists (and that staff can be shed) but won't be so keen on evidence that more staff need to be employed.