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Former CQC investigator calls for safe staffing standards


mike | 18-May-2011 9:23 am and Anonymous | 18-May-2011 2:04 pm As I was saying on another forum, nurses in New South Wales went on strike on 24 November 2010 over staff/patient ratios and skill mix. Although, these were the specific reasons for taking industrial action, the strike was seen as a measure of the anger felt by nurses towards the increasingly dysfunctional nature of their health care system. They were successful, and nursing hours/ratios and skill mix are now embedded and enforceable by law. The difference between the Australian Nurses and us? Their unions are focused , organised and effective, and their membership is united. The likes of the CQC are just outright barriers to health, well being and decent care standards. Nurses are the backbone of the NHS. Nothing happens, good or ill, without our agreement. We should by-pass these pointless organisations and quangos, and take action ourselves to effect the change necessary to safeguard the NHS.

Posted date

18 May, 2011

Posted time

3:58 pm