You don't need more men in nursing. You need more people in nursing.
So it's taken 26 years for the powers that be to work out that abolition of the Enrolled Nurse in the desperate rush to achieve academic respectability was an act of bovine stupidity. How long will it be before the same powers realise that the Clinical Teacher needs to be reintroduced I wonder?
I feel desperately sorry for what this lady and her family have had to endure at the hands of the NMCs unprofessionalism and incompetence. As has been pointed out elsewhere she will be unable to claim for the loss of earnings or mental stress resulting from the NMC's actions and omissions which is desperately unfair. As has also been pointed out the NMC never take action against registrants (who are often managers) who pursue vexatious or spurious allegations even when the evidence for this is clear cut.
I'm curious. Who has to take this test? Is it only those who don't speak English as a first language? I understand that Brits wanting to register as nurses in Australia must pass their English language test.
Wake up! It's not the reliance on agency staff which is unsustainable. It's the NHS itself which is unsustainable. Don't blame agency and bank nurses or the reliance on them. Before you knock them consider carefully what kind of service would you have if agency and bank staff were suddenly to vanish overnight eh? Be grateful that they' re there.
"Labour criticises"?? Has anyone looked at how the Labour are getting on running the NHS in Wales recently? In Scotland the SNP run the NHS and this week the independent Auditor General there reported that "the NHS is not sustainable in its current form" despite gobbling up a massive 42% of the annual budget. Heaven help us.