I have just retired at 55 after 30+ years in the NHS & 20 yrs of ICU I had hoped that I would get a part time nursing job or work as and when I wanted to. I am due to revalidate in January 2017. So if I spend my own money on my own education who will I get to sign me off? If I don't want to work > 12hrs a week is it cost effective?
At a time when Trusts are recruiting from abroad, when each day at work is an absolute slog the NMC is shooting the profession right in the foot. Will we coming running back, I don't think so.
And I have time to do this when? Ah yes during my break that I am to often to busy to take!
Totally agree with Paul. Quality of life is so much more important than longevity. She was in the fortunate position to be able to make an informed choice. She wanted to go and her husband loved her enough to let her go.
Actions speak louder than a badge! How much has this cost?
The NHS lost it's Patient Centred Care as a result of it becoming Target Driven under the Blair Govt. The culture of bullying management started then.
Totally disagree with this study. In my experience in Critical Care this group of patients receive the same access to my service because they are deemed to have a reversible component. The majority of these patients have co- morbidities which will potentially make their recovery more tricky post acute event and will mean that they do not return to their pre admission level of health which is unavoidable.