The concerns raised about safe staffing levels becoming a ceiling - just enough to avoid disaster but no room to exceed without challenge- are becoming a reality. Brexit means more austerity rather than a boost to NHS spending to meet soaring demand - can we now insist politicians be required to observe a duty of candour?
Paying to work indeed, but don't forget to add to that when you register you can look forward to pay falling year on year in real terms - scant comfort that student loan payments don't come due till you hit the trigger level of salary. And any student looking to have a family later (and their own home) will certainly need to have way better career prospects than average. I cannot say I would want to be in your position, and I am sure we will be unable to recruit the nurses we need, especially as the proposed arrangement will effectively exclude mature students with families.
Nice idea - I remember a "pop up" bar as a feature of an approach called "Cosmic Nursing" in the 80s. Should I make an advance enquiry about a pop-up school of nursing to help me later?
So Mr Gummer doesn't answer the question about boosting funding but remains confident the placements will be found - will I have any success going to a Jaguar dealer with a similar payment plan? I mean, in principle I like the idea of driving around in a nice car - why on earth does it matter about the precise allocation of funds?
Hi Anonymous 0834
I suspect predictive text has sabotaged your comment unless you mean you predict patience will be needed before it is successful at a gut level. I do agree that the experiences of the first few will build in improvement to how employers support staff, and that the long term impact will be slow to show. At best, by putting in a regular checking process nurses will be more mindful of their practice, but many will observe that they are already very aware. The biggest influence on how nurses experience the scheme will be the level of support they receive from their organisation and the data in the article shows how variable this can be