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  • St Mary’s Hospital transformed by 56m mural

    Roger Hodgson's comment 12 April, 2014 9:10 am

    Very nice, but how much did this cost?

  • NHS may be guilty of institutional racism, report claims

    Roger Hodgson's comment 11 April, 2014 8:01 pm

    Colour/Ethnicity are not vital factors when filling positions... How about the best person for doing the job? Surely that is a more relevant consideration???
    Political Correctness is one of the unreasonable reasons why the NHS and this nation as a whole is going down the toilet!

  • Details of new 'fit and proper person' test for NHS leaders unveiled

    Roger Hodgson's comment 28 March, 2014 1:20 pm

    Will this marvellous scheme apply to continuum of inappropriate, non medical Cabinet Ministers who set the budgets and ridiculous targets the equally unskilled 'Senior Managers' attempt to achieve?

  • Hike in managers returning to NHS after redundancy pay-offs

    Roger Hodgson's comment 17 March, 2014 5:29 pm

    In a statement targeted at nursing staff, Labour health spokesman Andy Burnham said: “It will be utterly galling for nurses who’ve just had a pay cut from David Cameron to see he’s been handing out cheques like confetti to people who have now been rehired.

    “On his watch, we have seen pay-offs for managers and pay cuts for nurses,” he said.

    Perhaps Mr Burnham will explain why 13 years of New Labour administration failed to reverse Thatcher's policies, in fact they hastened the process...

    Will Miliband change the present NHS trend of employing administrative staff while our patients are left at risk on dirty, unclean, understaffed wards? I don't think so, talk is very cheap...

  • Hike in managers returning to NHS after redundancy pay-offs

    Roger Hodgson's comment 17 March, 2014 5:18 pm

    They cannot 'justify their role', Anonymous 17-Mar-2014 2:31 pm....

    In all truth they have no role whatsoever in providing the delivery of care. The Service worked efficiently and patients were treated and discharged home safely long before these overpaid and unqualified 'managers' were gifted their posts by consecutive Tory and New Labour administrations whose agenda was and still is preparing the NHS for privatisation.

  • Hunt claims government prepared to 'negotiate' on NHS pay

    Roger Hodgson's comment 14 March, 2014 12:49 pm

    Who was involved in the 'negotiations' of the 11% deal our, 'Honourable Members' awarded themselves?

  • Health service suffering drain in senior nurses, warns RCN

    Roger Hodgson's comment 11 March, 2014 7:34 pm

    Once again what we have been saying for the past twenty years or so, the RCN is now repeating as if they've had a sudden rush of insight as to the damage consecutive government administrations have inflicted on our NHS.

    These people should stop pandering to the chancers who dictate NHS policies and defend the Nurses and their patients who are put at risk by cut backs and profiteering. ...

  • Family presence at resuscitation attempts

    Roger Hodgson's comment 5 March, 2014 3:42 pm

    Not a good idea.....

  • HCAs to be offered fast-track into nursing through apprenticeships

    Roger Hodgson's comment 5 March, 2014 3:38 pm

    Reinventing the wheel leaps to mind...

    How many thousands of potentially good Nurses have lost out? Their potential unfulfilled, their posts taken and still being taken by foreign trained staff.

    If it wasn't such a squandering of talent and money it could be seen as laughable.

    This is what comes of having accountants running the Health Service as if it was a business/

  • Investigation: Ward pressures hit student placements

    Roger Hodgson's comment 12 February, 2014 3:17 pm

    It isn't as if the present state of sastisfactory student placement is unexpected....

    Both ward staff and students have known of and complained of difficulties with student; placement, mentoring and on the job learning since Care in the Community and the concept of P2K was introduced.

    The horrendous reduction in staff numbers have exacerbated an already unsatisfactory system to the virtually irrepairable state we find we are in today.

    Perhaps HR can supply more ready trained staff from the EU or the Far East, it must much cheaper than training them here.

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