i'm all for legislation but from people who understand what happens on the ground and not removed from the coal face as so much of the work in the NHS is.The idea of one set of uniforms nationally is definitely something that should happen, saving so much money and making sure we don't confuse our patient's anymore.
Comment on: 'When does banter becomes bullying?'
a very pertinent point and one we would all do to remember. I have seen at first hand how this has made colleagues feel and the lengths they have gone to avoid within these cliques, causing isolation and misery
Recognising the shortfalls within staffing is very welcome, however the problem which is more deeply rooted of the issues of the work environment and the cultures promoted within the NHS has to be tackled to stop good skilled staff leaving. Sharing good leadership skills and removing poor leaders instead of shuffling them around the country is not the answer
its heartening to hear the CNO comments on putting the values back into nursing. I would urge her to go one step further and look at the bullying element that so often comes from the top down approach that beats nurses morale and enthusiasm for the job. In particular looking at the BAME staff who struggle to get their voices heard yet have so much to contribute.
we all know that if its not mandated things will not change. there are some excellent Chief Exec out there who take the race agenda seriously but equally others who will not entertain them at their Board(I know we had one) John Browder being one who should be bottled and shared with trusts for all the good he does. Well done to Dido for taking a stance and supporting the WRES .it is about staff support and ultimately making the patients journey better.