All posts from: June 2013
It’s another day and there is a new initiative for you to implement. In a bid to improve patient safety and make lines of accountability clear, the health secretary Jeremy Hunt has come up with the idea of putting the name of an accountable nurse above every patient’s bed.
Yesterday I went to see a play Inside out of Mind. Based on a dementia admissions ward it told the story of staff and patients. It captured the chaos, noise and unpredictability of the ward as well as the emotional and physical demands of caring for people with dementia.
Since the government aimed its Francis report response firmly at nurses, with many of its promises focusing on “improving” nursing care, I have felt a sense of injustice that the wrong group is being targeted.