Staff shortages. I remember not to long ago managers would work with teams if there was a shortage/ crisis.
NOW. With almost constant staffing issues I rarely see a manager putting themselves in numbers on ward or if they do then they still sit in their office doing their work, and work on ward is still carried out by one or more less staff' but not 'officially' when recording the safe staffing numbers.
All managers work one day a week on wards in the actual numbers and doing the work needed on ward would give a little lift to ward.
And staff may feel actually supported by managers in a very practical way.
They would have to cram in there own work to 4 days not 5 but hey isn't that what myself and my colleagues do every week as a result of constantly working below numbers.
Just a thought.
Maybe Ruth May could discuss this with ' nurse leaders' .
The RCN council brought disrepute on its self, with its inability to do their job of representing members especially in the pay arena, by
loosing sight of that they became to full of there own importance forgetting we members are the union not just the council members.
Change all the processes you want, it won't change the fact the union mislead it's members.
After all the work and effort put into 'scrap the cap' campaign to then put a negotiating team forward with NO b***s to get the job done right.
A gesture from the union like returning union fees for the last 6 months should be pushed for .
2 comments to make.
1. Staff are already tired overworked and don't get paid enough, so work extra to earn what they should be paid
ending up even more tired .
2 . Pay a decent salary.
Employ more staff train more staff.
Lat not acceptable for m&s Davies to say she didn't know the detail until now! This has been the single most talked about issue for the registrants
Shame on you ms Davies shows us what you think of the plight of thousands of nursing staff struggling to make ends meet.