40year old male Nurse working with the Private sector.Initially worked in The south East for few years moved up to the North East of England 8 years ago .Experienced in Adult as well as Geriatric Nursing as well as a broad range of work exeperience in diverse aspects of General Nursing Care locally as well as internationally. Was previously Chair Black and Ethnic Minority Multicultural Nurses of The Royal College of Nursing North East Branch.
Yes, The NHS in some ways , is partially guilty of institutional Racism. As far as I am concerned The New National workforce Race Equality standard is not effective. More needs to be done for integrating BME Multi-Cultural Nurses into work place in the Health system.
Comment on: 'How about showing nurses compassion?'
I was going to say its about time we got a bit of compassion as well . Those still on the N.M.C. Register, those in active practice , Nursing Students , H.C.A.'s ,those that have been suspended as well as those struck-off.
Until naming and shaming good Nurses who have dedicated their lives, money ,time, education to the profession and were struck-off or suspended from practice stops there is always going to be a shortage. Some good-old Nurses need to be brought back to the profession sooner than their suspension orders duration. These Nurses are experienced and some are willing and eager to return to practice. No doubt people make mistakes and end up being accused of various offences by the N.M.C . Nevertheless if these individuals are remorseful and repentant with significant insight into where they have gone wrong. Also when they have display signs of not repeating such actions ,why can't they be give a second chance . There is a shortage of practicing Nurses that's a fact the solution: bring back some of our older Nurses. Its time they returned to practice. Some Employment tribunals , conduct issues and competencies issues need not to be referred to The N.M.C s Fitness -to Practice team . Some of such cases are supposed to be dealt with and resolved locally. The N.M.C. need to devolve and delegate powers to local Clinical management authorities ,who can actually deal with work-place issues appropriately and adequately. With powers to place lenient some times once in a while tougher sanctions on their Nursing staff as necessary. Needless amounts of our valuable skilled Nurses shouldn't be prevented from doing what they love doing best and their lives in essence made a complete misery . Some genuinely good Nurses lives have been made a complete nightmare by The N.M.C.
Merry Christmas and a properous new year ahead to all the hard-working Nurses,Carers and my Friends as well as Colleagues out there.God bless you all.Well done and keep up the good work.
Very good and relevant to Nursing and what Nurses are facing and encountering in this day and age.