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Indemnity may be made compulsory for nurses


I am saddened and appalled that the government truly feel it is acceptable to penalise nurses yet again. The nursing profession is continually being hammered financially from all directions, we have to smile and appear grateful for the demisary pay increase we receive year after year. We have continually inflating costs to register as a nurse and of course union costs. The vast majority of nurses undertake study days in their own time often having to foot the bill also, so that they feel confident that they can continue to practise safley, oh and be able to legally re register as a nurse. We work late after the end of the shift receiving no overtime payment and rarley being able to take the time back. We change shifts at the drop of a hat to help out the NHS, and usually at a cost to ourselves and/or family and financially. This has to STOP, and every nurse must be united to ensure the government do not keep taking advantage of our good nature. I have a potential 33 further years in this career, and at this rate ill be lucky if i last 3 years. No other profession would put up with this, and its time we stood up and not shut up. Society and the government need to know that enough is enough! If you want these standards you have to pay for it, and not expect nurses to yet again bail out the government!

Posted date

27 April, 2009

Posted time

2:09 pm