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  • Comment on: Critics blast NMC for senior team's 'extravagant' pay rise

    polynomialpal's comment 21 January, 2015 8:30 pm

    I don't understand the level of outrage in either the article or the comments. 2.3% doesn't seem to me like an extravagent pay rise. Nor do the actual salaries quoted seem excessive. I'm an NHS nurse at band 5 and I'm certainly unhappy about our non-existant pay rise, as well as the increase in NMC membership fees (for which I do not blame the aforementioned salary increase), but I don't think that criticising NMC employees is the answer.

    Also I have no idea what the '4-letter word beginning with l' is. Care to enlighten me Basketpress?

  • Comment on: How do service users feel about being treated by student nurses?

    polynomialpal's comment 13 May, 2014 9:17 am

    The term 'Patients' is not appropriate for all care settings as it implies that the person is unwell. In learning disability services (where the study is focused) and mental health services (where I train) many teams exist to support or enable people who are not unwell. We use the term 'clients' to refer to such individuals. We thus use the term 'service user' to embody all those who use services within the trust, be they patients in acute settings or clients in recovery or enablement settings.

  • Comment on: Comment: 'Stop using the term ‘acute’ to mean hospital-based care'

    polynomialpal's comment 7 February, 2014 2:51 pm

    We have 'acute' and 'recovery' directorates in my trust and the inpatient (which is hospital-based), home treatment and crisis resolution teams (which are community-based) are therefore 'acute'.