This according to Nursing Now
"Employers are welcome to involve other age groups and other professionals in their programmes as well – but only nurses and midwives aged 35 and under will count towards the 20,000 goal"
Why no over 35's?
Congratulations and thanks to all the underpaid overworked nurses who prop up the NHS day in day out.
How is this going to help to make the slightest dent in the 40,000 nurses that are required in our profession.
Fiddling whilst Rome burns and paying those in the orchestra too much money.
One minute we are so high and mighty we deny that one of our roles is actually supporting the medical staff..... team work, the next we seem quite happy to accept that the role of the RGN can be usurped by that of the nurse associate. Is there any wonder we are taken advantage of by the government and also our own nursing hierarchy.
£8,000,000 has supposedly been spent on this campaign, surely we should be entitled to an update on its effectiveness and if it was money well spent?
Who do we ask? £8,000,000 is a lot of money.