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ITV asks nurses for help

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A forthcoming edition of ITV’s “Tonight” current affairs programme is scheduled to be broadcast in the near future on the subject of nursing and care.

ITV is seeking frontline nurses to take part who would like to air their views on the pressures currently facing the profession, for example staffing levels and issues raised by the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust public inquiry.

If you are potentially interested and would like to discuss appearing in the programme, please contact Patrick Talbot on 0161 9521021 or via patrick.talbot@itv.com

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  • I've got my popcorn already. Can't wait for some of our more vociferous posters to hop on the national soap box..... :)

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  • wow, there's an opportunity. isn't it?

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  • So how do you actually appear and comment without bringing your trust into disrepute and facing disciplinary action then.

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  • exactly Saul. Who is willing to go on national TV and name and shame their hospital. knowing full well that you would come back to a witch hunt. Its so easy to discipline staff if you put you mind to it.
    wards are running under staffed and mistakes, omissions, errors and patient complaints happen. They will just use our own code of conduct against us.

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  • You only have to look at the NMC website and some of the charges brought against people.
    Failure to administer a medication in a timely manner or failed to complete an assessment document?
    This could happen to any of us if we were short staffed or pulled away for an emergency or to deal with a distressed relative.
    No one can be 100% on the ball 100% of and they only have to wait for one slip up and you're out of there.
    That's why nurses don't rock the boat. Despite what the media think its very easy to get rid of someone when managers actually want too.

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  • is this some kind of joke. Margaret Hayward went to the BBC and got struck off.

    i don't think they will get many takers - do we really need a biased, edited and scripted tv 'expose' to prove that the nhs is in crisis and that nurses have had enough of all the rubbish that goes on day in and day out.

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  • Anyone with any sense would run a mile from this; if they want to keep their job that is.

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  • Patients First Campaign is the only place where advice can be sought over raising a cause for concern safely. www.patientsfirst.org.uk Even so, to take up this offer clearly demonstrates how ignorant, of the dreadful bullying atmosphere the workplace has become. The culture is fearful of raising concerns. Nurses with real stories will contact Patients First and I am afraid to say this invitation will not produce any results of substance, sorry.................

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  • is it a trap?

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  • who cares. just off to Crap for my hols!

    (Crap Sogn Gion) - if only!

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