Another knee jerk reaction, to a problem, no real thought behind this.Basically the Named Nurse we used to have, which never worked. Nurses and Consulants have completely different roles. Nurses do not have caseloads and follow patients throughout their Hospial journey. A nurse may admit a patient on one shift, becoming the Named Nurse, then be off for 3 days or be moved to another ward, off duties changed day by day to cover shortfalls etc, etc. This would not enhance Patient care, but enhance the culture of blame. Will they never learn?!!!
Comment on: 'Let’s shout about the complexity of nursing'
A good read is 'Militant Nurses' blog about a late shift she did on her ward. Everyone ( NB Mr. Hunt) should read it, it gives in detail exactly what a nurse has to do on a ward shift. A proper eye opener for non nurses.
Were are the front line staff on this forum, all but one or two seem to be cheif nurses, and proably havent worked on the front line for years !!!!