Really surprised you make no reference to the back that the nurse was acting in accordance with the Resus Council/BMA/RCN guidance and that the FtP panel did not use any up to date guidance. Also that the panel doesn't appear to understand the difference between diagnosing death (a clinical job) and certifying death (a legal responsibility). Nurse can't adn don't need to certify death but they can diagnose death and act in accordance with best practice guidance.
I am ashamed to be a nurse when I look at the NMC action
Well said Eileen
Totally agree June, RCN used o be a centre for nursing scholarship, what does it do now?
Hospital badges used to be earned and that's why they were valued. Not sure what the criteria for this one is
What an odd item that Deputy Chief Executive is a promotion for a Chief Nurse.More like a sideways move.
To call it promotion is to devalue nursing
Well done Nursing Times for picking this up
This sounds very like Winterbourne View, Southern healthcare and many others. Why is it that the Francis report gets so much attention but cases of harm (and death) to Learning Disabled people go almost unnoticed.
Sorry Joan, can't let that go. Lots of people at the debate were wholly clinical. The debate was respectful and considered but illustrated the folly of making a distinction between academia and practice- neither works without the other.
The very definition of expertise is experience informed by theory. Its surprising how common sense (i.e. One's personal assumptions) varies between people, academia and theory remove that bias and enable sustainable improvement to flourish.
Dismissing people who disagree with you as 'academic and not in nursing practice' won't help the patient experience which is why Juliet Beal and Jane Cummings supported the debate
I too trained in the 70s but continued to learn and now have a PhD. The SRNs I remember we're highly skilled and not at all equivalent to today's HCAs- my SRN training was, I believe, equal to today's degrees. Many people failed their state finals so please can we stop this idea that it used to be a job for 'practical' people without the desire or ability to study
Rather misleading, NICE haven't excluded nurses. They just haven't confined nurses to specific roles
Hard to see how this can be achieved without safe staffing- which NICE declined to define