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  • Birmingham nurses raising funds for A&E refurbishment

    ellen dacey's comment 8 May, 2017 6:32 pm


  • Virgin to offer foundation degree to healthcare workers

    ellen dacey's comment 4 March, 2017 0:19 am

    has anyone asked for the NMC opinion on this ?

    when the health care workers have graduated they will revalidate (if their time comes) and register with the NMC ...

  • New Welsh link nurse programme on infection prevention

    ellen dacey's comment 16 January, 2017 6:57 pm

    Infection prevention campaign starts in North Wales

    4 October 2016 Steve Ford

    New all-in-one kits are being used by staff at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board to help fight infection.

    Welsh countryside

    Community wards closed by norovirus in North Wales

    1 December 2016 Steve Ford

    Public health officials have warned that norovirus is known to be circulating in the community in North Wales, with a number of hospitals


  • NHS pay circular sets out nurse salary increases

    ellen dacey's comment 3 January, 2017 6:16 pm

    just look at the increase ... compare band 5 nurses with band 8 management !!!! what a joke

  • Around 5% of nurses and midwives opting not to revalidate

    ellen dacey's comment 12 December, 2016 6:35 pm

    I thought I submitted my comments ... so here goes. in may 2011 newly qualified nurse (SD) of 7 weeks submitted a formal complaint against me (refused sight of) in june 2011 I was told of the alleged complaint by nurse manager (KB) and we all went to the hospital canteen for an informal chat over a cuppa (no cake) ... SD was intimidated (her words) by me 'cos I didn't say 'good morning' to her, didn't talk about myself or family which she found upsetting as its nice as women to discuss our families (yes newly qualified paeds degree nurse omg ....) - end of this saga and I never saw the complaint, KB told me its resolved ellen, absolutely resolved - AMEN.

    april 2012 - I was informally told (alone with 2 managers end of the day) SD instigated serious complaints under the D@W policy I was to removed from me job (10yrs) to another post and investigated, she submitted (alongside the dept bully JK SEN who use to masquerade as a RGN lol) unsigned pieces of paper aka allegations.... 3.5 months into the invest I received an email listing the allegations from the IO (former work colleague of manager who called the informal meeting in april '12) - received the IO report (not signed by receiving officer who is a professor!) OMG I READ SD'S LETTER FROM MAY 2011 WHICH ALLUDES TO CHILD ABUSE AND POTIENTIAL DEATH OF UNCONSCIOUS PTS... I contacted the NMC - they did a FtP on SD (I don't know why) but the contents of the letter was not investigated by the useless, not fit for purpose and should be closed down NMC....
    my health board DID NOTHING .....

    Out come of invest = disciplinary april 2014 (2 month break to trawl for dirt) and finally on 8.8.14 I was summarily dismissed on SD's allegations (ps 3.5 taken from notes written by others placed on my personal file and now 1 yrs old).... spoke to NMC due to not being referred to NMC who stated my HB didn't want to open up a can of worms !!!!

    (nearly there) .... off to ET where SD says on looking at the allegations c/o IO email 'these are not my allegations, my complaints are my letters (unsigned), I am not the complainant and i don't know why you (me) got dismissed - OMG anyway my dismissal was substantively unfair -- oh happy days, but it alleged that I contributed !!!!

    never told of any 'allegations, issues, complaints' when employed.
    unaware of the allegations until 5 months on sick leave.
    one yr old when I got them.
    SD admitted they not hers etc...
    ALL witnesses (x6) stated at dis hearing they not told/they unaware of the allegations, this included my nurse manager, but she discussed the allegations with SD and JK (work that one out).
    I was not in work on one of the allegations so the IO changed the date without my knowledge (corrupt and not trained oh yes, she was also a former work colleague of chair of my dis hearing - are you lying down in a dark room now).

    so ..... I am now retired due to not working since april 2012 - dismissal Aug 2014 (not suspended dir. manager said no basis to suspend me) but I was pd my full salary for the 2.4yrs. and unable to REVALIDATE.. I didn't fit the EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES - if anyone knows what this means drop me a line on

    ps... I formally complained about the conduct and behaviour of my abusive nurse manager (KB) in Sept 2011.
    I heard at a formal meeting in may 2011 (lets not say but u can guess) "she ain't coming back, she ain't back to ** (my dept)" and "we only got a few wks to get her (me) to agree to being moved"....

    30 yrs of nursing - I now work in a call centre and its wonderful, I love it, the staff are great.

  • Case highlights ‘poor weekend care’ at Welsh hospital

    ellen dacey's comment 8 December, 2016 7:40 pm

    OMG - I can not believe what I have read ... Why blame the 'out of hours' when the NURSES were clearly to blame for this gentleman's death by:
    1. Failed to inform the medical team.
    2. Failed to escalate concerns to senior person (whoever they might have been) when medical staff DNA Mr Y (no reason given to lack of medical response).
    If Medics and Consultants are to be on duty during the weekends, then surely this MUST apply to the speech and language therapist (SALT)when they will be available for patients who have difficulty swallowing with possible aspiration, it would appear they too are as essential part of patient care - so get them into work at weekends.

    If not already undertaken - All nursing staff must be investigated, especially in light of Nick Bennett stating - that he had previously upheld complaints against the Royal Gwent that raised “similar issues” and said that to “see repetition of these issues is troubling”.
    Actions included “reminding our staff of appropriate processes and escalation procedures and addressing any further training needs among nursing staff” - yet again we here the same old course of actions to be undertaken, but why are staff not NOT aware of these processes and procedures and NEED further training .... always AFTER they have been exposed !!!

    former RGN - CAVUHB

  • Senior nurses urged to take part in FtP consultation

    ellen dacey's comment 4 December, 2016 12:10 pm

    OMG ... HR (totally not suitable) for the obvious reasons, but I will explain just in case the NMC are not in the picture - the (not so) HR bods ARE NOT CLINICALLY QUALIFIED... As for SENIOR managers/midwives they tend to sit in their offices, waiting to retire.

    And of course the obvious will happen if your face (or mouth) does not fit ...

  • Care homes exposed in Panorama placed in ‘special measures’

    ellen dacey's comment 28 November, 2016 9:23 pm

    READ GRAHAM PINK'S BOOK ' TIME TO SPEAK' ... nothing has changed since he blew the whistle of lack of nurses on his night duty shifts and he was finally dismissed from his job/career. Incompetent managers (nurses and non) told lies and were protected.

    NO CHANGES since Mr Pink's days

  • Patient died after unsupervised HCA gave drug, says trust

    ellen dacey's comment 3 November, 2016 12:18 pm

    OMG.... if this HCA's was a Registered Nurse he/she would now be struck off the NMC register, but of course HCA's are NOT on a register.

    I was unable to re validate my NMC registration after fighting 4.5 years injustice of false allegations of bullying and not in the workplace to tick the re validation (waste of time) boxes.

    The Nurse (qualified) who was present when the HCA gave the controlled drug IS RESPONSIBLE and must be held accountable FOR THE HCA'S ERROR.

    Perhaps I should apply for HCA's job - lol x

  • Nurse shortages 'likely to worsen' due to 'perfect storm'

    ellen dacey's comment 21 October, 2016 4:39 pm

    firstly ... to work in an operating theatre scrub or anaesthetics you have to be a qualified nurse ...
    Can someone correct me if I'm wrong ... did I read the other day from the (not fit for purpose NMC) that there are no issues/shortage of nurses... esp now (defending their crappy) revalidation ..

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