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  • Comment on: Worcestershire trust’s bullying policy ‘not fit for purpose’

    desertdeserter's comment 28 August, 2015 10:44 am

    Bullying does exist in every Trust but the lack of evidence is what leads Managers to believe it doesn't exist.

    I work as a staff nurse, but also am a Unison steward, and I reported my concerns via the hospital governors about bullying. This was escalated quickly to the Chairman and led to a meeting with her a week later. She was very interested and a month later there are actual changes already being implemented in the Trust to tackle bullying at all levels.

    Speak up and let your voices be heard. If you leave it to someone else then managers will always be in the dark.

  • Comment on: 'With Terry Pratchett's death, dementia care has lost a powerful and ferocious advocate'

    desertdeserter's comment 20 March, 2015 11:25 am

    Beautifully written and a lovely tribute to Sir PTerry. It is so nice to hear that you have managed to integrate his works into your great work.

    The world has lost a great man, author and advocate, but if he has passed on some of his teachings then he is still alive. GNU Sir PTerry

  • Comment on: Norfolk community hospital staff welcome Santa on a tractor

    desertdeserter's comment 15 December, 2014 3:13 pm

    I'm from Norfolk and they probably do mean children's willies.

    So pleased that this little hospital has got some recognition, it is a lovely place and my dad loved being there when he was admitted.

  • Comment on: Comment: 'The nursing workforce plays a vital part in clinical research'

    desertdeserter's comment 9 May, 2014 1:06 pm

    Can I just point out that International Clinical Trials Day is actually on the 12th May, not the 20th as stated in the article.

  • Comment on: Board game aims to improve knowledge on dysphagia

    desertdeserter's comment 21 March, 2014 10:44 am

    I cannot believe it. All these comments are disgraceful. I have been qualified for 18 years and 2 months ago moved to the stroke unit. I thought I knew a lot about dysphagia but I could not have been more wrong. It is a hugely complex subject which is why Speech and Language therapists spend so much time with patients who have this condition.

    Yes, as nurses we have a general knowledge, but we are supposed to be learning and adapting ourselves for patient benefit all the time. What I have read is unbelieveable, to be honest. You are either all fantastic nurses who know everything about everything, or you are just insulted because you are in fact probably ignorant of the complexities of the problem and think it is an easy subject to know about. As for the hand over comment, patients conditions can change rapidly, especially in stroke, so get over yourselves and embrace the resources that are offered.

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