Specialist Practitioner School Nurse
The irony of changing from five health visitor checks to four - we all know early intervention is critical. This is just saving up problems for the school nursing age. Oh wait - they are reducing the scope of that service too.
Then scrap incremental pay rises and put us all at the tops of our bands - increments were invented to prevent us earning the pay we deserved.
The whole system is corrupt anyway - I moved Trusts last year and took a band drop just for the sake of personal circumstances and Payroll wouldn't even keep me on the same pay spine - despite my being more than qualified and experienced for my new job.
Anonymous | 5-Jun-2012 6:59 pm - not sure what you mean by "I think ALL nurses are elite" since the definition of elite is "A group or class of persons or a member of such a group or class, enjoying superior intellectual, social, or economic status" - clearly not all nurses are elite. I myself have a PG Diploma but do not consider myself to be elite.
Maybe in 30 years time this will be appropriate but at the moment how many nurses have degrees? This would prevent some excellent nurses from being ward managers just because they trained when a degree wasn't required. In fact there are currently plenty of brilliant ward managers without degrees. Would demoting them be approriate? I think not!
Comment on: Where have all the pillows gone?
I think the patients have to eat them to compensate for the ghastly food ;)