tinkerbell | 29-May-2013 10:38 am 'Hope you have some private healthcare insurance in place.' And the people who cannot afford private care? Oh silly me - forgot the principles this mob work to, for a minute there!
To rub salt into the wound, nurses are singled out as so lacking in compassion they must spend a year as healthcare assistants (unregulated) to learn compassion. I'm not sure this idea is about teaching compassion: I think the idea is that people who lack compassion, would perhaps be unwilling to work as HCAs before entering nurse training?
Anonymous | 26-May-2013 1:42 pm Mike was, I think, commenting about the banner for this one: and he is right, as anyone who has read the stuff about the LCP in the press, will realise. Tinkerbell, I find it more unsettling, than strange, but it is very sad.
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That said, the RCN is an organisation that seeks to work with government, not against it, in order to achieve positive change for both staff and patients. Working with someone, can include pointing out when they are wrong about something. While the RCN clearly needs to be on speaking terms with goverment, that doesn't mean bending the knee at every interaction.
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Perhaps Cummings needs to move on to the D list? Defenestration seems to be the first D on the second list.