What evidence is there that new guidance will make any difference to the guiadnace that was previosuly in place? But, the NMC can tick the box that it has done its bit and move on
NMC is unable to cope with what it has to do already so little confidence that this will ever be achieved!
I think people are wondering how on earth a nursing director at Mid Staffs had 'no case to answer'.
It is good to hear nurses voicing their concerns about their regulator. It is a shame that more do not do the same and that they are listened to. Nurses are required to be registered by the NMC to enable them to practice, and they have to pay for that privilege. The NMC is therefore accountable to nurses and should be ensuring that it provides reputable service that not only protects the public but also the reputation of the nursing profession. It has failed do this in recent years. It is time for those working in regulatory and monitoring bodies to realise that in exchange for substantial salaries they have a duty to provide an excellent standard of service to protect the publicand the nursing profession.
Why not ths year? Patients ahve waited long enough!
Whilst the article gives some interesting perspectives it would have have greater impact if it was factually correct. Project 2000 did not begin in the 70's. that was Briggs proposals. Project 2000 did not start to be implented until the early 1990's and began in Wales.
I too, am very proud of my badge which like Elaine's sits in a jewellery box in my bedroom and has done for a number of years. As others have already said the badge marked an ahievement and allegiance to the place where you trained and that "feeling that you were part of a very exclusive and respected club". It is sad that nowadays with the move to University education this no longer applies. I seem to recall as well that hospitals had nurse leagues that once qualified and even if you had moved to another part of the country you could still belong. happy days!
Interesting stuff - has Professor Dickon Weir got the results of a staff survey at the NMC to back up his claims. We would expect that the level of staff excitement at the NMC must be sky high if this claim is correct.
The consensus (whether a nurse trained in the 70's or forunate to be degree trained) seems to be that it turning 2 or 3 hourly reduces the risk of pressure sores - not rocket science, and does not require resarch to know that it makes sense in the real world
If the NMC was protecting the public it would be, by default, be protecting the reputation of the nursing profession. Sadly, it is not doing either very well