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denise newell

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  • Comment on: Top nurse urges staff to follow 'moral compass' on poor standards

    denise newell's comment 7 August, 2014 5:18 pm

    My wife a band7 and myself a band 6 are mental health nurses with over 35 tears experience each. In the past couple of years in particular we have been left speechless and extremely stressed by the behaviour of junior staff and the reaction of senior staff. Several of the newly qualified staff we have think they know it all and do not like being corrected or told what to do. When they complain to the union or Matron they are supported and we are left with an impossible situation. If their work is not up to standard (usually because they cannot be bothered and do not see any importance in it) we have to treat them with kid gloves and "performance manage" the little darlings taking up valuable time which could be spent developing practise. My wife retires in Dec I retire in 22 months and we cant wait, until then I am keeping my head below the parapet