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Albert's Mum

Albert's Mum

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  • Comment on: Exclusive: nursing's voice is stronger after NHS reforms, insists CNO

    Albert's Mum's comment 7 June, 2013 1:18 pm

    Anonymous | 6-Jun-2013 7:17 pm

    When you hear her on things like BBC radio 4, etc, Cummings does seem to know what is happening. The problem seems to be what PDave Angel pointed out: if she rocks the boat, she will be for the chop.

    However, as typical nurses commonly say "nobody listens to me", why is it a surprise that she doesn't seem able to change things, either?

  • Comment on: 'Worryingly' low numbers of district nurses being trained

    Albert's Mum's comment 7 June, 2013 1:13 pm

    The findings contrast with the NHS’s supposed direction of travel towards community services and away from those based in hospitals.

    Well - since when has joined-up behaviour been a strong feature? This is madness, as it happens: because 'the need for district nurses now is greater than ever' as Peter Carter says.

  • Comment on: 'Talking' pilot to improve NHS culture

    Albert's Mum's comment 7 June, 2013 1:09 pm

    tinkerbell | 6-Jun-2013 1:34 pm

    So you weren't wearing a flesh-coloured onesey!

  • Comment on: The ever-widening definition of abuse

    Albert's Mum's comment 30 May, 2013 3:25 pm

    I don't need to ask the boy genius about this one - it is the usual story of balance and over-reaction.

    'nurses are human too and will make inadvertent mistakes which are not the same as wilful abuse. there is too little understanding of the role of nurses and tolerance when things do not always go right and too little dialogue about mistakes and what can be done to put them right before any related problems escalate out of control.'

    Indeed - you need to sort out the inadvertence from the incompetence, and the unavoidable from the culpable, and also deal with the systemic factors (for example not enough staff) and issues of process itself causing problems: surely someone within the 1.4 million who work for the NHS, could do that ?

  • Comment on: Roger Kline: 'With Francis' main concerns ignored, expect more scandals'

    Albert's Mum's comment 30 May, 2013 3:18 pm

    I'll have to see if I can get Albert to sort out this one, as it seems to be causing something of a row.

    Limiting visits to GPs, appears to be discriminating against the ill - somehow detering 'wasteful' visits to GPs, or to A&E, would be a different matter: however charging for every visit to a GP, discriminates against the ill-but-poor.

    This is, to an extent, the issue of should everyone pay through general taxation for universal healthcare (my position), because otherwise the poorer inevitably suffer - well, I think it is, I'll need to check with the boy genius.

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