Comment on: Movers and shakers in nursing?
Wales Nurse, it shouldn't be. The NHS should be the same across the whole of the UK.
And it scares the hell out of me that Carter is the most influential Nurse
""Royal College of Nursing chief executive and general secretary Peter Carter, said: “This is yet another divisive and provocative move by the government and means that more than two thirds of nurses will now face further increased pensions contributions.
“The truth is these increased contributions will not go into the NHS pension scheme, but will go to the Treasury to help pay off deficits that nurses and healthcare assistants have had no part in creating.”"
So what is he doing about it. The RCN should be disbanded.
Comment on: 'Should we all be a little more selfish?'
Hi Adam, as a relatively newly qualified Nurse (last year) I have to say I agree with your last statement. I think a lot of older Nurses where this martyrdom was seen as a strange badge of honour for some reason I cannot fathom are retiring, and a lot (but strangely not all) 'younger' newly or recently qualified are less willing to accept conditions like this. I don't think it is selfish as much, but like Mike rightly says more like we are finally starting to stand up for ourselves. I hope as more and more of us start saying enough is enough, it will become the norm.
Absolutely Mike, they cannot all be lumped in as 'complimentary therapies'.
Comment on: 'Recognise and reward the moral code of nurses'
Anonymous | 9-Dec-2011 10:19 am it is you who have no idea.
Latterlife Midwife I applaud you.
I have to say as well that I haven't been qualified for long, and I went on strike. But that does not mean I do not have a moral code either. I do. I absolutely do. It is the same moral imperative that made me get into nursing, the same code that keeps me looking after my patients. But that does not stop me from wanting, from needing, to look after my own interests too. I would be blindly stupid to think like that. And patients should understand that if we take strike action again in the future and if there is noone to look after them (which there will be because we still maintained emergency cover) that we do so because we are forced to. I already give my all, emotionally, physically and professionally to look after my patients, yet we have to look after ourselves too.