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RCN says 27,000 posts are earmarked for cuts


The majority of the front line staff are most crucial and why hit them. Once again we will go down the West Stafford route, inadequate staffing leading to unsafe practise to patients dying with unintended consequences. Turn it around, why do we need so many ward and deputy sisters. Specialist nurses and matrons can have their skills diverted to senior staff nurses. Give the newly qualified jobs with a 6 month probation, given the option of refresher if performance is poor, same with new HCAs. These days quite a number of new staff who are sick within the first month. There should be a strict rule so that poor performance and bogus sickness is given a serious sacking consequence if there is no improvement. When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.

Posted date

12 November, 2010

Posted time

4:22 pm