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bob cat

bob cat



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  • Comment on: 'We need more clarity on the nursing associate role'

    bob cat's comment 15 January, 2018 6:35 pm

    Everything I've read so far clarifies the role as supportive to qualified and registered nurses, is not a nurse role, is level 5 training and therefore diploma level, and a route into nursing therefore not a nurse.
    There's deliberate misinformation being circulated that the TNA achieves degree status when it doesn't.
    It will be a great addition to the team and is very much needed but there are also needs that come with it.

  • Comment on: First ever national NHS whistleblowing policy

    bob cat's comment 4 April, 2016 3:53 pm

    Funnily enough though it coincides withe the National Guardian having stepped down and now the deputy as well!
    Is this a good omen?
    Do they feel able to speak up as to why??

  • Comment on: Union leader attacks ‘foolish’ plan to axe bursaries

    bob cat's comment 20 January, 2016 7:36 pm

    Thanks to Kat Webb for raising this initially and not allowing a sneaky silent removal of a lifeline for potential nurses and midwives that will have a huge impact.

  • Comment on: Less than one in four ops set to be cancelled due to strike

    bob cat's comment 12 January, 2016 1:54 pm

    Standing shoulder to shoulder with my junior doctor colleagues. Full support.

  • Comment on: Chancellor confirms nurse education funding reform

    bob cat's comment 26 November, 2015 7:11 pm

    I don't agree with axing the bursaries. I was a mature student, having done an initial clinical degree, indebted and would have been put off applying had I been forced into further debt as a result of proposed loan system. My income hasn't been at a level where my debt has been able to be paid until very recently, nearly 25 years later.
    Under the proposed loan system student nurses will be paying twice, once for the education and again to do the clinical placements. On top of that living expenses will have to be generated somehow.
    Yes a lot of courses are subject to loans now but that doesn't mean nursing is also suitable or appropriately subject to that system.
    I notice the academics are in favour for spurious reasons in my opinion. Workforce planning could be amended by changing rules of application and grant given but the ideology en vogue doesn't support that and therefore doesn't support nurses.
    People are saying that it will be harder but it will not deter prospective students of the right calibre and commitment, I disagree and would suggest if we want students of the right calibre and disposition then we need to model that in taking care of them from the start, not devouring them before they've begun

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