I couldnt wait any longer for nurse staffing to get better - I have been qualified since 1996 and spent the last 18 years in A&E and have loved it mostly - however in the last year it has been bedlam with no space to treat the massive increase in patients. The ambulance corridor is now set up with mini 'curtains on rails' which have become a patient treatment area where people have everything from ecgs / bloods/ IV drugs and even bedpans, all within a few feet of each other. Regularly working nightshifts in a 4 bedded Resus Room on my own. New Staff leaving within a few months as its so hard. So at last I have lapsed my registration and although I have no job to go to I have fely a massive weight ease from my shoulders knowing I shall never Nurse again.
It looks like the Operation Fear group of filthy liars are still at it trying to get there way to stay in the EU. The UK takes Nurses Doctors and Midwives from plenty of countries who are not in the EU so why should it say we will not take Europeans - totally illogical non argument and shame on the Nursing Times for giving a platform to such witless diatribe.
I'd like the NHS to protect my health from all the ignorant idiots who sit coughing all over me without even covering their mouths.......no damned basic manners
A nice little precedent has been set by the NMC here. If ever you mess up and are at risk of losing your registration just say you had a flu with a sky high temp or diarrhoea induced dehydration or even workplace shift pattern induced sleep deprivation - all those things will alter your ability to think clearly so heigh ho you will get away with any charges. Work might get a lot more fun now :-)
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The NMC are a cosy money spinning quango that has a vested interest in staying alive. Put all disciplinary actions in front of a Nurse employers HR Dept with a rigourous set of guidelines that ALL HR Depts Nationally must follow regarding punishments etc. Then put those plastic pretend Nurses in the NMC on the dole. Vive la Revolution!