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IRENE SHAW

EAST MIDLANDS

Female

Adult Nurse 35 years experience Doncaster, BNA, Solihull, Lincoln, Bassetlaw
Professional education BA Hons, BSC, Diploma in nursing, Nurse Prescriber

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Comments (18)

  • Comment on: Nursing only excellent when staff can raise concerns, says QNI

    IRENE SHAW's comment 8 July, 2013 2:33 pm



    When are you going to stop deflecting from the real issues that are bringing down the NHS and the care provided. The majority of clinicians provide excellent care and the NHS deserves to have the individuals responsible for bringing it into disrepute and preventing excellent staff providing high quality care brought to book. These individuals are accountable for poor leadership, mis-management and have absolutely failed the NHS. Who are they? Managers many of whom were promoted into these positions of power because they were uncaring nurses. They are responsible for covering up their mistakes which has seen public monies wasted, patient deaths and neglect and staff suffering intimidation and bullying because they dare to challenge them. Please Mr Hunt and others in positions of power get real and support the brave individuals who have previously put themselves at risk on behalf of the NHS and the patient's it serves. Investigate each organisation and root out these individuals because we cannot rely on the organisations themselves to do it because they are too busy protecting those responsible in the interest of protecting the organisations reputation. Please put patients and the staff who care for them FIRST. Stop deflecting from the real issues which are damaging the NHS and show the public you really care about the NHS. Start by listening to Kim Holt at Patients First and her colleagues who have the answers and are prepared to work with you to save our NHS and ensure its future is one which truly puts patients' first and has values and morals based on truth, honesty and integrity.

  • Comment on: Health secretary launches community 'named nurse' plan

    IRENE SHAW's comment 5 July, 2013 1:19 pm

    When are you going to stop deflecting from the real issues that are bringing down the NHS and the care provided. The majority of clinicians provide excellent care and the NHS deserves to have the individuals responsible for bringing it into disrepute and preventing excellent staff providing high quality care brought to book. These individuals are accountable for poor leadership, mis-management and have absolutely failed the NHS. Who are they? Managers many of whom were promoted into these positions of power because they were uncaring nurses. They are responsible for covering up their mistakes which has seen public monies wasted, patient deaths and neglect and staff suffering intimidation and bullying because they dare to challenge them. Please Mr Hunt and others in positions of power get real and support the brave individuals who have previously put themselves at risk on behalf of the NHS and the patient's it serves. Investigate each organisation and root out these individuals because we cannot rely on the organisations themselves to do it because they are too busy protecting those responsible in the interest of protecting the organisations reputation. Please put patients and the staff who care for them FIRST. Stop deflecting from the real issues which are damaging the NHS and show the public you really care about the NHS. Start by listening to Kim Holt at Patients First and her colleagues who have the answers and are prepared to work with you to save our NHS and ensure its future is one which truly puts patients' first and has values and morals based on truth, honesty and integrity.

  • Comment on: Nurse looks back at 50 years in the profession

    IRENE SHAW's comment 11 January, 2013 5:12 pm

    Ms Bennet I probably worked with you as I was a pupil nurse at the DRI from 1977-79. I particularly recall my first set of 6 12 hour night shifts on the busy surgical floor where we were also 'on take' Patients on fluid charts were required to have their hrly oral fluids and at midnight they had to be added up and turned over and you would be in trouble if they were totalled inaccurately. Again I only had an auxillary nurse for the trained nurse was shared between the 2 wards each with 32 beds. I recall the bromptons cocktail forterminally ill patients and testing urine for diabetics required tablets that fizzed and became hot in the glass test tubes. I spent 3 months on my first ward orthopaedics where I learned basic care starting with scrubbing the used bed pans in the sluice following the round wearing a very long heavy rubber apron. At least when we trained then we learned the importance of feeding patients and basic nursing care something todays nurses seem to think is not important anymore

  • Comment on: Nurses need new skills for NHS of the future

    IRENE SHAW's comment 19 July, 2012 8:30 pm

    Nurses today need to be taught the real value and skills nurses are supposed to possess. The complaints you read every day in the national press expose nurses are failing to nurse. Please value nurses who perform the basics well and with care and compassion and please stop placing value and emphasis on additional skills. If we do this patients will at last feel cared for and thrive.

  • Comment on: RCN stalls on pensions deal decision after poor ballot turnout

    IRENE SHAW's comment 28 February, 2012 6:52 pm

    And yes I voted

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