More scaremongoring and unsubstantiated claims
I agree with what has already been said. I trained in 1982 and like many developed a chronic back condition, arthritis in the joints including knees and hips and sciatica which conmes and goes. Pounding the concrete ward floors has caused the knee damage. I am still able to carry out my duties but at the end of a shift I tend to feel 90 instead of my 55 yrs. We have the same arguments as the Fire Service in that with the best will in the world as we get older in our demanding proffesions we are physicaly less able to cope with the stresses and strains. Raising the retirement age is not the answer looking at why we are not attracting people to nurse training and what is causing Nurses to leave the profession early should be what the powers that be should be looking at. Most of us at the coal face are already aware of what should be done or at least adressed it is a pity that the easy option always seems to be the chosen option not the correct option. The pay and bursary fiascos I would have hoped might have stimulated the correct discussions but apparently not it would seem.
After working with Anthony in various roles for many years they could not have appointed a better or more commited person to the role.
As someone who started there career as an EN and then converted to RN in the first wave as we were called I feel as though I am now reading a very similar job description as the one I had as a qualified EN. Nothing new under the sun as they say
As ANONYMOUS 29 Sept 1034 mentioned I also read the deal and worked out that it wasn't a good offer or even close with the way it was to implemented let alone the so called compensation bonuses and quickly worked it out. It begs the question did the so called negotiators working on our behalf with our best interests in mind actually read the proposals or even more worryingly did they negotiate this and think it was good deal. To quote the person who said it Yes I was one of those morons who voted against the deal because even with my apparently limited intelligence I worked out it wasn't a good deal. The old adage springs to mind if something looks too good to be true it generally is.