I got a penknife and a book on whittling for Christmas from my wife. No, I don’t know what it means either.
Years ago, after I had written something gently sarcastic about nurse leaders being a bit uninspiring and tending to design their actions to please the people above them in the food chain rather than below them, I was “challenged” by one to “stop carping on the sidelines and do something myself”.
Sometimes at the weekend my wife and I will compare items of interest in the news; a battle of the headlines, if you will, to see whose news is most interesting. The unspoken aim of the game is to get the other person to engage with your chosen news item, thus abandoning their own.
- 'Drop the pointless pep talks – support nurses to improve care'
- 'Seventh C stands for covering up the real issues, not CPD'
- 'Let’s turn our backs on the blame game and focus on repair'
- 'It may be Christmas but we can’t extend goodwill to all men'
- 'Is it sexism that prevents nursing from having a voice?'
- 'If we care enough, we can teach people how to be compassionate'
- 'Wielding his magic water, the new health secretary steps in'