Can I just ask, particularly of Anonymous number one, where am I being negative? I am saying that it is important that we value the role and that we do not use the fact that the people are doing it on a band 4 as a way of ever suggesting the work they do is not as important as we all know it is.
How on earth is that negative?
Comment on: ‘I’m not good enough to be a nurse’
That think you've been doing for three years? Being brave, curious, unsure, resilient...? Do it for another 6-12 months if you can. I get it is a lot to ask but if you can you will find the 'acting' will recede slightly and the 'knowing' will grow.
Good luck :-)
Bridget - Thank you. That is kind.
Sarah - I don't know either but I think noticing them as shouty might be a start?
For what it's worth I don't really care which letter they go with, I don't mind what order they put the words in, I just want it all to be framed in terms of how it might be helpful for nurses.
How will we helpfully rejuvenate tired staff, make compassion available rather than put it on a list of demands. Where is the educational strategy, the CPD support, the attention?
Without a way of making it meaningful, of being constructive, its all just guff.
In my view.
The idea that nurses could, even if they wanted to, be apolitical is surely absurd. Indeed by taking the position that accepts circumstances that lower the standards of patient care as being beyond ones control, one is being very very political.
I agree. To not represent the interests of patients amounts to absconding from an important part of the job and makes nurses less than they are in my view.
Tiger Girl: It is an interesting idea and a small step toward something I have long been banging on about; an independence from party politics for the NHS. I may be overtired of course but I'm not sure what the difference might be between being accountable to the Health Secretary and a Parliament that holds enough of a majority to appoint the Health Secretary?