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patrick newman

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  • Comment on: Agency staff survey raises fears cap will be 'train crash'

    patrick newman's comment 24 November, 2015 2:50 pm

    So are we paying for the years of pay freeze followed by the pay cap for permanent staff now through the agency spend?

  • Comment on: Global nursing expert questions NHS policy on profession

    patrick newman's comment 30 October, 2015 1:54 pm

    This intervention is well timed as the government and NHSE are seeking ways through 'assistants to reduce costs as a mistaken way to increase 'efficiency'. Francis sent shock waves through trusts which are increasing nurse presence including the use of agency staff and costs are reflected in this 'retrenchment'. The profession needs to be proactive in this issue.

  • Comment on: Home secretary lifts controls on nurse immigration

    patrick newman's comment 16 October, 2015 9:53 am

    A ridiculous state to get in but entirely of the government's own making. It demonstrates the foolishness of cutting public expenditure just to meet Osborne obsession. We still have 1.8M unemployed and yet we are scouring the World to provide some basic nursing resources. Same applies in social care. Health education is likely to not be protected in Osborne's latest vicious 25% to 40% cuts to spending on public services so our nursing friends from abroad could be here for the long term.

  • Comment on: Worcestershire trust’s bullying policy ‘not fit for purpose’

    patrick newman's comment 27 August, 2015 4:06 pm

    Any senior manager that says bullying and harassment does not exist in their organisation is a liar or suffering from acute sensory deprivation.

  • Comment on: Virgin in running for Bristol community services contract

    patrick newman's comment 18 August, 2015 10:38 am

    This is silly! Except if the service is breaking down North Bristol Trust should be told by the TDA/NHSE to continue so that commissioners can make long term arrangements for its future. Somebody should tell North Bristol they are not a private company! Handing over to Virgin will give them an advantage in the decision to award the full term contract!

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