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New licence to care will act as a constant monitor


Hear hear to the above comment! The misalignment of rhetorical ideals, iterated by regulators, with the actual of what we all experience everyday in practice, is one of the factors discouraging HCW's from taking a more proactive approach in challenging poor standards. The fear that you will be seen as complicit in having allowed poor standards to continue unchallenged or, worse, the fear that exposing poor practice will lead to staff becoming a scape goat, offers a huge disincentive to taking on the strong arm of the system. Please CQC, nurses work hard to uphold standards, often under extreme pressures from management to 'put up and shut up'. Under these conditions, it's clear why nurses feel disempowered to continue every shift, every day, every week, every month repeating their same concerns. CQC, if you really want to improve standards, find a way for nurses to confidently bare witness, without fear of reprisal. Only then will you have the real power to make a change, in partnership with the dedicated people who deliver the service under extreme pressure.

Posted date

18 April, 2010

Posted time

0:54 am