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Conservatives: HCAs part of nursing 'profession'

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"Soon each ward will be a team of HCAs, supervised by one registered nurse who will go around and do the IVs" It was "ever thus" - anyone who implies that registered nurses delivered "hands on care" in the past is deluding themselves - we have attempted to address this over the last twenty or so years and it clearly has not worked - so we look like recognising the unfortunate failure of this "brilliant mistake" and returning to care being delivered by "support" workers (which used by auxillaries and a multitude of students and is now "practitioners" with a variety of titles) who are closely "managed" by a smaller group of registered nurses - I have not necessarily a problem with that personally as long as it is patient care driven - I would just like a bit of honesty and openness from all concerned rather than either the political point scoring or the wringing of hands from the perenially "downtrodden" professionals. Neither of these stand points do anybody any good - least of all patients

Posted date

13 February, 2010

Posted time

7:35 pm

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