Surely it can't be difficult to train HCAs properly?!
What about road traffic pollution? Surely that has a contribution to COPD?!
Will members of parliament also be giving up their holidays in line with their pay rises? If so they'll soon end up with no time off at all!
I despair for the future of nursing
I'm sure nursing staff all do their best to provide good hydration and nutrition, but as the other comment says, sometimes this is actually impossible because of time constraints. This is the reality of a Tory underfunded and understaffed NHS today. Nurses CANNOT care for 20 patients and give every patient the care they deserve and want. It's very demorilasing.
Bit of a silly, presumptuous article! Advice to sleep and eat in small amounts throughout a night shift sounds lovely, but is often more or less impossible or not allowed!
This is dangerous! Evidence shows the more nursing staff on shift on a ward with a degree education the lower the mortality rate of patients on that ward. But Jeremy hunt couldn't care less. All about (unnecessary) cost cutting, at a time when the NHS is under more pressure than ever due to an aging population. A scary time to be a patient, and a nurse.
It would be good to have articles relating to people with all sorts of health problems and their relevant money worries, I have patients with hiv and hep c and mental health issues and substance abuse problems and would like to know what advice to offer them as the government messes about with their benefits and makes them even more vulnerable.
I think this would work well in some areas, but as a patient in a post natal ward recently, I have some concerns. I was in a four bedded bay and my neighbour had visitors in most of the time who were pretty loud and intimidating. To the point where I kept my curtain round the bed almost constantly and felt very vulnerable. The nursing staff were busy, I didn't really feel I could complain. It was a horrible experience when mentally I was not at my best. Open visiting would be good in single rooms and when visitors are respectful. Unfortunately that is not always the case.
Good luck with finding bank staff to work night shifts and weekends if enhancements are cut! The nhs will then go to the dogs, but then that's his plan isn't it.