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Fitness to practise proceedings launched following CQC inspections


Obviously there is nowhere near enough information here (and rightly so) to make comments on whether it is suitable for individual Nurses to be investigated or not. HOWEVER, saying that, based solely on the examples they are giving, I would like to know exactly what the CQC are doing to hold managers and trusts to account for forcing the poor working practices on Nurses that LEAD to things like "ignored call bells, staff speaking to patients in a dismissive or condescending way and patients going hungry because they were not helped to eat". Let's start with the staffing levels for example that are dangerous and should be illegal, how about the fact that staff are often at breaking point, stressed, tired and demoralised, how about the fact that there is often not enough equipment or support, how about ... Hmm. WHAT exactly are the CQC doing to sort THOSE problems out other than 'urging' management to look into it? What a joke. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that if you sort out the latter problems, the former don't happen! What Dame Jo needs to recognise, is that she doesn't have a clue. I can tell her exactly why Nurses often break things down into tasks rather than the individual involved right now, it is out of NECESSITY. We often face environments akin to a battlefield on the ward, where through sheer lack of staff, too many patients and far too many highly demanding and time consuming clinical tasks, we are FORCED (and that is the key word here)to work through processes and tasks.

Posted date

13 October, 2011

Posted time

1:48 pm