I am not sure what this article is really about. Of course nurses must get back to the "roots", that is what nursing is. Fine if people want to go into management, but this is not nursing per se. We all have choices in whatever career we pursue, so it is rather patronising to assume a particular stance, when you are not at the bedside.
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I feel very sad. The Queen Elizabeth replaced the Brook Hospital, Woolwich,where I trained from 1975-1978. I totally despair on what has happened to the Health Service. I remember nursing being fun, enjoyable and fulfilling.No longer I think. The burn-out rate must be phenomenal now for young recruits. At 56, i have decided to take my pension and run. Still working in the private sector, with no pay rise. Now on the other side of the fence, I have no sympathy at all with the doctors' plea for better pension
Have the designers of this course not really questioned why there are so many ward manager vacancies, as quoted in the article? Another example of NHS managers not recognising the elephant in the room, but deflecting a problem. I agree with all that has been said. A dreadful waste of resources, and not respecting the foot soldiers in the NHS that really want to get on in their nursing career