All posts from: March 2014
Not wanting to miss out on the excitement, I took my laptop to reception and based myself there to meet our shortlist.
As we know nursing is a 24-hour job. Patients that need care require it just as much at two o’clock in the morning as they do at three in the afternoon. And they need it as much at weekends as they do during the week.
How difficult can it be to take a glass of water, put it to a patient’s lips and get them to drink?
Last week’s announcement that an apprenticeship route into nursing is to be developed has caused quite a stir.
I spent a day last week experiencing the adult student nurse programme at City University in London. The student nurses on that programme will be spending time on placement on the same wards that I trained on 35 years ago. Without a doubt I know who is getting a better deal – the patients now.