Comment on: Fresh call for minimum nurse-patient ratio
The same subjects keep rearing their heads time and again. We know the wards are an unsafe environment, the management know, our government knows, and I would even imagine the more cognitive patients know, but those with the power to bring about change are prepared to maintain a large litigation budget rather than do the right thing and employ more Nursing Staff.
Anyone like to hazzard a guess as to which areas the pay cuts will be aimed at?
Jeremy Hunt today made a statement in the Commons outlining the government’s response to the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust Public Inquiry report. "Students seeking funding for nursing degrees will first have to serve a year as a healthcare assistant." “This will ensure that people who become nurses have the right and understand their roles,” he said. Unquote. Perhaps a very good idea and one that should be considered when reflecting on some of the truly horrendous happenings of recent times. However, will he also stand up in the House and say that the same criteria will be expected of himself and his colleagues the, 'Honourable Members' who were elected to represent their constituents but instead robbed the public purse blind and continue to do so! Stones and glass houses and all that....
Strangely enough, the terms and condition alterations only seem to apply to the care deliverers... the people at the front, the people who care. In fact these are the very people who represent the service the NHS was conceived to deliver, before Thatcher and her obscene political machinations became involved. Will the accountants and failed businessmen who have taken over the reins face a retructuring of their salaries or practices? Possibly not.....
Comment on: 1,000 nurses affected by NMC overseas ban
Sorry, just reposting comment due to typo error. Oh dear, just who is it that gets paid for doing background checks on these people? It makes a thinking person wonder if any checks are done at all, given that there is doubt about 1000 false regitrations.. How strange that we never had this amount of fraudulent practice when we trained our own Nursing Staff.