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Fitness to practise proceedings launched following CQC inspections


Well said everyone. The NHS is still very top heavy with managers, lets start cutting from the top down not the bottom up so that more staff are where they should be - working with patients to ensure that their basic care is met along with their dignity and privacy. On a positive note many patients that I have looked after could not praise staff enough and felt that they had been listened to and that they were well cared for. As already mentioned we dont know the details of possible investigations being carried out by the NMC, but those who have been identified having nothing to fear if they can prove that their lack of basic care was because there was not enough staff on the ward and hopefully they had enough sense to document this. This highlights the importance of documenting everything, right down to Mr S needed feeding but due to the x amount of other patients who also needed feeding and x amount of staff available by the time they got to Mr S his food was cold and then document what was done to ensure he got a hot meal. It not easy, we are not trained as lawyers, but we have to protect ourselves. Nurses are fed up of being picked on, whilst we are in the limelight the activities of Mr Lansleys wife's company gets forgotten. To say she no longer has dealings with drug companies does not mean she or her husband have contact with them. All this negative feedback about nurses is a smoke screen for other things going on - The Health Bill gets its second reading in the House of Lords - Social Enterprises are emerging, and there was Mr Landsley on Question Time last night saying he is not going to privitise the NHS, someone needs to remind him what Social Enterprise is! The majority or nurses do a fantastic job under so much pressure, well done to you all, you should all be proud of what are achieving under such negative circumstances. Time the unions made an official statement to stand up for us nurses...........

Posted date

14 October, 2011

Posted time

1:25 pm