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Gail Adams

Stories

  • Clinical placements are your chance to take your skills from the classroom and apply them on the ward.

    Making the most of your placementSubscription

    August 2011Comments (2)

    Clinical placements are your chance to take your skills from the classroom and apply them on the ward. Gail Adams offers advice on how to make the most of this valuable opportunity

  • wallet

    Reforms will make cash tills ring and leave us all the poorerSubscription

    11 February, 2011Comments (2)

    The government’s mantra “No decision about me without me”, has turned out to be pie in the sky.

  • Gail Adams

    White paper will reduce the NHS to a mere brand nameSubscription

    6 September, 2010Comments (12)

    Throughout the general election campaign, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats promised the NHS would be safe in their hands. There would be no more top down decisions, we were told by the leaders of what is now the coalition government.

  • Gail Adams is head of nursing at Unison

    HCA regulation cannot be based on pay band aloneSubscription

    26 March, 2010Comments (5)

    For the past 15 years we have talked about the regulation of healthcare assistants and other staff groups. Over that time, we have had a change of government, we’ve introduced devolution, implemented Agenda for Change - but we still have not delivered for HCAs.

  • A great opportunity to influence nursing’s future

    HCAs: the heart of healthcareSubscription

    HCA's: The heart of healthcareComments (1)

    As I write this, I have just had first-hand experience of the NHS at its finest. I turned up as requested at 7am for my admission and was greeted by a young HCA who checked me in then directed me to my bed space. She showed all the patients around individually so we all knew where everything was.