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Nancy Drew

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  • Comment on: Boost in student nurses needed to avoid 350,000 workforce shortfall

    Nancy Drew's comment 17 November, 2018 4:07 pm

    Ah well! Another report telling us, what nurses on the ground have been saying for years. Typical, but that is what happens when you have half baked accountants run things. They only look at the numbers at the end of a year. No forward planning. Many of the people in top jobs in the NHS may have some sort of accounting qualification, but have no experience in the real world of forward thinking or planning. They attend endless meetings which never seem to have conclusions. (I know have attended a few myself very frustrating for all).

  • Comment on: University to offer five-year nurse degree apprenticeship course

    Nancy Drew's comment 6 October, 2018 1:20 pm

    Sounds and looks good on paper. Hope the people taking on this training will be supported properly. I wonder who is going to pick up the bill? Will employers be doing this, or will the student be expected to do this somehow?.Personally if I was an employer, I would offer this for free but ask staff to sign on for a compulsory 5 service after completion or pay it back.

  • Comment on: Trusts urged to use bank instead of agency staff to save NHS £480m

    Nancy Drew's comment 1 September, 2018 4:56 pm

    In my experience as a bank nurse. Managers do try to fill posts with bank nurses and employed staff 1st. Agency is always a last resort. Bit of an odd ball headline as I am sure most trust try to employ their own staff.

  • Comment on: Alert issued after cardiac arrests in hyperkalaemia patients

    Nancy Drew's comment 9 August, 2018 4:09 pm

    I would hope most medical staff are aware of this issue and this is not new information to them!!!!!!!!

  • Comment on: Chief nurse backs longer visiting hours as ‘beneficial for patients’

    Nancy Drew's comment 30 November, 2017 11:09 am

    I am all for increased visiting hours. However numbers of visitors should be restricted at anyone time or at least to the discretion of hospital staff. Space in hospitals is at a premium especially when you are trying to work in a area whether you be a doctor or a cleaner constantly trying to move about visitors and chairs can become very frustrating. Privacy and confidentiality can be an issue as well not all hospitals are modern or have very good screening for each bed.

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