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Focus of nursing 'fundamentally wrong', says Mid Staffs chair


To anonymous above, I honestly think that you have missed the point. We, the nursing profession and that includes you, have got into this awful state of indequate staffing, more and more paperwork etc.. etc... by supporting weak leadership in the nursing profession. We ( and I mean me and every other nurse) have not challenged and stood our ground to protect high quality nursing leadership and nursing practice. Don't tell me that these Directors of Nursing did not apply for their jobs to constantly challenge; they applied for the career progression, the salary and the compliance to keep their salary. We have very few champions in nursing these days but lots of nurse leaders who are compliant with the managerial model of the NHS and complacent about really tackling the heart of the problem. No one inside the NHS really seems to want to stand up and be counted - they seem to rely on Dignity programmes and outside lobbying organisations such as A Dignifed Revolution to try and change. The whole nursing profession, and that includes the RCN AND the NMC as well as Nurse Directors, CNOs and individual nurses, need to stand up and demand a change in the system now. We are not the angels to the public now, we have lost our image and their confidence in our care. We need to act now and earn that confidence back.

Posted date

9 August, 2011

Posted time

12:21 pm