Marvellous initiative being shown here, Nurses being involved with management at last.
Exactly ! just the point I was making, the Nurse was also the the Registered Manager at the Home. why was she not supported by NMC as you say by the way the Local Fire Brigade responsible for issuing the Fire Certificate for the Building wasn't even approached.
For years now Nursing Homes have helped the NHS to cope with winter , why are there empty beds in Nursing Homes around the Country.The NHS run a web site showing Nursing Homes around the Country, why can't the Ward staff refer to this site ??
No mention of Nursing Homes then, Nurses formally employed in the old Geriatric wards were the core staff for all new Nursing Homes for the last 30 years, inspected, monitored and advised by The team of Nurses employed by the Local Area Health Authorities (now the CQC), the CQC has had a Nurse in charge for the last 5 years who is now the Chief Exec. of the NMC. Surely they deserve a mention ,with all this experienced teams and advisors.
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You do not say where you received your training, I cannot imagine why you were left on your own in this situation , you are completely correct in saying that a good mentor is invaluable .