Comment on: Trusts must count apprentices ‘as supernumerary’
How much dumbing down is Jackie Smith planning to impose on the profession? Apprentice nurses are apprentices and not healthcare assistants. She needs to stop making it up as she goes along. This apprentice system has the potential to train effective nurses and they deserve to be treated with dignity. Working along-side an expert does not make one an assistant: it makes them a student. Time to discourage the two-tier system.
In my opinion the NMC is unfit for purpose, and for that reason, I will not be renewing my registration.
A student nurse who whistleblows will never become a registrant. Their career is over before it begins. What does that say about patient safety???
Conflict management sessions were held - but some consultants had not attended !!!, action plans in place,lessons learnt and our mothers and babies are safe. same outcomes as 2009. Where is the accountability?
This is not good enough. The culture has to change
Why has Ms Cummings allowed the shortage of nurses to develop in the first place? It happened on her watch. Therefore she is not a fit person to take over responsibility for safe staffing levels.
The Government spent a lot of money on the Freedom to Speak Up review and is now rejecting the findings.
The Sir Robert Francis recommendation for better protection for staff who raise concern is not being observed by the majority of employers in Scotland. I invited the CEO of each Scottish Health Board to sign up to the Nursing Times "Speak out Safely Campaign" in December 2013. Not just did none of them sign up; not one showed the interest or professionalism to acknowledge the invitation.
There is a clear disconnect between Scottish NHS Boards and the frontline. This will only change when board members are called to account for unsafe healthcare. There is no excuse for bullying and bankrupting those raise concern about poor care and it is happening at an alarming rate.